MV Polarlys, MV Trollfjord and MV Finnmarken; Norwegian cruise company Hurtigruten testing Shipsonic Ultrasonic Antifouling

The Norwegian dealer for Shipsonic, Naustor Technology (https://www.naustor.com/), has struck an agreement for testing of our systems with the well know Norwegian Cruise company Hurtigruten (https://global.hurtigruten.com/). We will be testing our ultrasonic anti-fouling systems on the hulls of 3 different Hurtigruten cruise ships.

1) The Polarlys has been equipped with 2×100 Watt, 28 kHz ultrasonic converters, at 9 meters distance on the hull.

2) The Trollfjord has been equipped with 2×120 Watt, 20 kHz ultrasonic converters, at 9 meters distance on the hull.

3)  The Finnmarken has been equipped with 2×50 Watt, 40 kHz ultrasonic converters, at 9 meters distance on the hull.

Given the notorious fouling in the Norwegian waters, this will give us a very good indication of the effectiveness of our different system configurations. A very nice opportunity indeed!!

Tor Geir Engebretsen of Hurtigruten is also excited, see his twitter feeds below:

 

Lastly, a big thumbs up for Trond Storebø of Naustor Technology AS, who made all this work!!!

 

 

2 thoughts on “MV Polarlys, MV Trollfjord and MV Finnmarken; Norwegian cruise company Hurtigruten testing Shipsonic Ultrasonic Antifouling

    • The test went very well. After evaluation Hurtigruten decided the protect their first cruise ship completely with a Shipsonic Ultrasonic MGPS. We believe this is the biggest installation yet for a complete ship. At the moment we are installing 24 transducers on the hull, using 3 HDS80 control panels and 22 100Watt/28kHz and 2 120Watt/20kHz transducers. We do this bit by bit, each time the vessel is accessible for our agent in Norway, Naustor Technology (the vessel is constantly on the move). Using an underwater drone we are going to film the hull every 2 weeks, starting next year March/April, when the fouling season starts again. If we get the same results as we did with the earlier testing, Hurtigruten intends to protect all their vessels with Shipsonic MGPS.

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