Saint-Gobain Marine, partner of the first zero emission cruise through the world heritage fjord
Havila Castor is the second in a series of four coastal ships that will be operated by Norwegian Havila Kystruten. The ship has been designed to reduce fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, but also noise and vibrations. Saint-Gobain Marine has equipped the vessel with technical insulation from Glava, in order to help reducing the weight of the vessel.
- Shipowner: Havila Kystruten
- Design: HAV Ship Design
- Shipyard: Tersan Tersanecílík
Based on the will of the Norwegian Parliament, vessels should navigate without emission along the Fjords by 2026. To answer this, Havila Castor combines a battery power with LNG that allows it cruising up to four hours by itself. Moreover, the highly efficient hull design grants the vessel with low fuel consumption, and therefore further reduces emissions. The design of the coastal ship has been engineered to meet operational and environmental requirements. The CO2 emissions are reduced by 30% as well as the NOX by 90% compared to standard ships.
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Reducing weight thanks to light and sustainable Saint-Gobain Marine solutions
Saint-Gobain Technical Insulation through its subsidiary Glava, has delivered all the insulation together with Izocam. It is more than 18,000 sq. of Ultimate rolls (U SeaProtect) from ISOVER and almost 28,000 sq. of Glava Marine Roll that have been installed. Saint-Gobain Marine solutions has been chosen for their lightweight solutions that cover fire safety, thermal and acoustic comfort.
The Havila Castor set sail for the first time last June.
- The vessel can carry 640 passengers and 70 crew members
- It's fully dimensioned with 124 m length, 22 m width and weighs 15 812 tons
- Propulsed by ongoing technology of liquid gaz with a battery
- Its route speed is 16 knots
The CO2 emissions on Havila Castor are reduced by 30% as well as the NOX by 90% compared to standard ships.
Saint-Gobain Marine provided more than 18,000 sq. of Ultimate rolls and almost 28,000 sq. of Glava Marine Roll.