Brunvoll has signed a contract with Ulstein Design & Solutions AS for delivery of propulsion and manoeuvring systems for one Exploration Cruise Vessel. The products from Brunvoll constitute a part of the contract between Ulstein Design & Solutions and China Merchants Heavy Industry (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd (CMHI) for a design and equipment package for one vessel. The vessel is of Ulstein CX103 design for the shipowner SunStone Ships Inc., of USA. The products from Brunvoll will be delivered in Q1 and Q2 2018.
The package from Brunvoll consist of gearbox and propeller system, rudder, steering gear, tunnel thruster and control systems. The propulsion system is a twin screw diesel-electric system driven by electric power. The bow thruster is of controllable pitch type, and the rudders are conventional full spade rudders with rotary vane steering gear system.
Brunvoll Volda is the contract partner to Ulstein Design & Solutions. Brunvoll is among the leading manufacturers of thruster systems for manoeuvring and positioning to the cruise and yacht segments. «This is a strategic important contract for us as it also positions us as a system supplier including propulsion systems to the cruise segment,» says Hallvard Pettersen, CEO of Brunvoll Volda. Mr. Pettersen is proud to confirm that the order backlog of Brunvoll Volda now consist of tailor-made propulsion systems to the important segments of fishing, offshore, merchant and passenger/cruise. «It is of utmost importance for us to achieve an essential market share in all major segments», Mr. Pettersen says.