New Building Supervision Project Launch

On the 5th of September 2020, Our New Building supervision project of four (4) in no. Havila LNG Dual fuel Cruise Liners saw the launching of its first two Hulls no. NB1093 (HAVILA CAPELLA) and NB1094 (HAVILA CASTOR).

The launching activity was attended by Mr. Kjell Rabben as HAVILA Technical Director and Mr. Douglas Dalli as OSM Managing Director of New Building Site Supervision Teams.

The planned delivery date for the first two vessels, is expected to occur within the 1st quarter of 2021.




Information of ship & project:

The Milestone:

  1. Steel cutting was done on 29 Nov 2018
  2. Keel laying was done on 13 Feb 2019
  3. Launching was done on 5 Sept 2020
  4. Delivery will be on Q1 of 2021




In addition the vessel to be built in according to the following: DNV GL: VIBR






  1. Length over all : approx. 124.10 m
  2. Length between perpendiculars : approx. 115.20 m
  3. Breadth, moulded : approx. 22.00 m
  4. Breadth extreme : approx. 28.00 m
  5. Depth to 3-Deck : approx. 8.20 m
  6. Depth to 4-Deck : approx. 11.30 m
  7. Scantling Draught : approx. 5.35 m
  8. Max. Draught : approx. 5.30 m
  9. Speed: 16 Knots at WL 4.65m
  10. Accommodation: 544 persons (468 passengers and 76 Crew)/ 468 passengers  + 172 day passengers – 640 passengers in TOTAL


KYSTRUTEN is a modern Coastal Passenger Vessel that shall be able to operate year around along the Norwegian coast from Bergen to Kirkenes and Return according to the requirement given by the Norwegian Ministry of Transportation Samferdsels departementet.


The Kystruten vessel to be designed and constructed to provide safe, effective, comfortable, energy efficient and environmentally friendly transport, loading & unloading of Passengers and Cargo. The vessel shall be built according to safe return to port requirement and philosophy.


The basic principle for the design of this Vessel is to meet operational and environmental demands with the best and most modern solutions using LNG ( Liquid Natural Gas ) fuel and Battery power for the propulsion. In general special consideration shall be taken in the design, and in the selection of machinery and equipment etc, with regards to prevention of pollution and in order to obtain the highest possible energy efficiency of the vessel. The Vessel is designed with two azimuth propulsion thrusters aft and two tunnel bow thrusters fore, gives the vessel good operational capability.


The Vessel is Hybrid Gas-Electric / Battery driven for optimal operation and flexibility in order to reduce fuel consumption, emission, noise and vibration during transit and manoeuvring. The Batteries packages can be charged from a ashore power supply connection. The battery packages can also be used as an independent power source for possible “ZERO EMMISION” voyage, e.g. as in the UNESCO area of the Geiranger fjord.


New modern hull lines combined with optimal use of fin stabilizers will give the vessel good motion characteristics.