Hurtigruten announces the construction of its third hybrid ship of expedition

Hurtigruten has signed a contract with the Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven Verft for the construction of its third hybrid shipping vessel, which is expected to be delivered during the second quarter of 2021.

The design, construction, engineering and technology of the new ship will be based on Hurtigruten’s two next-generation ships, the ‘MS Roald Amudsen’ and ‘MS Fridtjo Nansen’, which are currently under construction at the Norwegian shipyard.

The third hybrid expedition vessel, with a capacity of 530 passengers, will be custom-built for some of the most extreme conditions on the planet, with a specially designed and reinforced helmet for ice.

Among the new ecological features of the ship are the larger battery packs that will achieve greater sustainability to navigate the different exploration destinations.