Kongsberg Digital to provide digital infrastructure to HX Roald Amundsen Hybrid Vessel

Kongsberg Digital to provide digital infrastructure to HX Roald Amundsen Hybrid Vessel

March 22, 2024
Time to read: 8 minutes
Henning Hammer Torp

The Roald Amundsen hybrid vessel will leverage Kongsberg Digital's Vessel Insight cloud infrastructure and Vessel Performance Offshore application to support the vessel's power management, port charging, and electrical systems. These technologies aim to boost operational efficiency and promote sustainability.

HX (Hurtigruten Expedition) has entrusted Kongsberg Digital with deploying its vessel-to-cloud infrastructure, Vessel Insight, and the Vessel Performance Offshore application for both onshore management and onboard the MS Roald Amundsen.

By implementing a specially crafted Vessel Insight infrastructure with the Vessel Performance module for hybrid vessels, Kongsberg Digital's solution will gather information from the vessel's sensors and data points onboard. This comprehensive data analysis will empower the crew and onshore team, further enhancing the vessel's operational capabilities and sustainability.

The MS Roald Amundsen, named after the legendary explorer, made her maiden voyage in 2019 and is built on Kongsberg Maritime design and technology, including environmentally sustainable hybrid technology and a dynamic positioning system, stabilisers and an integrated automation system. The vessel exemplifies leading hybrid technology from KONGSBERG – demonstrating how large vessels can operate efficiently using hybrid propulsion and utilise digitalisation to reduce their carbon footprint.

Tailored specifically for polar waters, the MS Roald Amundsen leads the way in sustainable ocean travel. By harnessing electrical propulsion, the vessel reduces emissions, setting a new standard for eco-friendly voyages and using digitalisation to enhance hybrid operations.

Kongsberg Digital's collaboration with HX marks a significant milestone in the digital transformation of the expedition cruise industry. The infrastructure is set to be installed during the spring of 2024.

“HX is a frontrunner in using digital technology to optimise its operations and enhance sustainability in maritime operations. Deploying Vessel Insight and the Vessel Performance Offshore application aboard the MS Roald Amundsen is a testament to KONGSBERG's close history with HX and our shared commitment to pioneering sustainable maritime solutions.”, says Ivonne Auerbach, Head of Customer Success at Kongsberg Digital.

Photos: HX/Dan Avila

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Kongsberg Digital to provide digital infrastructure to HX Roald Amundsen Hybrid Vessel

Henning Hammer Torp

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