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Norwegian Electric Systems delivers first total electrical system for icebreaker

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Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) has delivered its first total electrical system for an icebreaker Aleut HD843 ICE, built at Havyard Leirvik for the Russian shipowner FEMCO.

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NES is under contract to deliver the systems for two identical icebreaking ships being built by the yard for delivery in 2016.

“NES has during 2015 made some changes and restructurings that makes it able to compete in a tight market,” said Tor Leif Mongstad, from NES.

“It has built up a high capacity within energy storage/ battery hybrid and the company has already a test station for hybrid electric`s systems ready at Janaflaten 10 in Godvik, Bergen. Knowledge is very important on this future-oriented area.”

The company largely owes its recent successes to moving its focus to other segments since the offshore supply market weakened. It now focuses more on fishing vessels, ferries, passenger/cruise vessels, ropax and merchant vessels.

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