Hurtigruten’s MS Roald Amundsen is nearing completion at Kleven Yard. The world’s first hybrid powered cruise ship completed its first sea trials in the fjords along the western coast of Norway. The cruise ship is for the time being undergoing its final outfitting, alongside MS Fridtjof Nansen at Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway.
Specifically, the hybrid cruise ship is able to accommodate 350 guests.
Also, it is provided with green technology as battery packs and specially designed ice-strengthen hull.
Both vessels are designed and built with sustainability at their base and on each detail.
Kleven CEO Olav Nakken noted after the vessel’s trial
I am very pleased with the results of the sea trial. The Kleven employees, along with our sub-contractors, has done a great job leading up to the successful sea trial.
Moreover, project director Asbjørn Vattøy at Kleven, reported that it is of a big importance for the company to make sure that everything works efficiently as the vessel has many technical complications.
Concluding, after delivery this spring, MS Roald Amundsen’s maiden season includes expedition cruises along the Norwegian coast, to Svalbard and Greenland, before traversing the legendary Northwest Passage and heading south to Antarctica.