Great updates on the Aurora class newbuild project
The construction of our Aurora class vessels is progressing ahead of schedule, and we're happy to announce that the first vessel is set to be delivered as early as July next year, 2024.
Our Chief Operating Officer, Sebjørn Dahl, recently returned from a visit to China Merchants Heavy Industry, our esteemed partners on the Aurora newbuild project.
During his visit, he closely monitored the building process and returned to Norway with fantastic news.
"We are two months ahead of schedule, and I couldn't be happier with the exceptional work being done by China Merchants Heavy Industry. The entire operation is truly inspiring," shared Sebjørn Dahl.
In addition, the delivery of the second Aurora vessel is also anticipated to be ahead of schedule. If everything proceeds according to plan, we can expect its arrival in September next year.
To date, a remarkable 182 steel blocks have been produced for the Auroras, with the first two recently undergoing sandblasting and painting.
The Aurora class represents not only the future of our business but also the future of the industry. These state-of-the-art Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) vessels have been designed to accommodate up to 9,100 cars and are multi-fuel and zero carbon ready.
What sets them apart is their pioneering ability to operate on zero carbon ammonia, a first within the PCTC segment.
We were already eagerly anticipating the coming year, but with this remarkable progress, our excitement has reached new heights!
28 June 2023
Höegh Autoliners joins the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping as a Mission Ambassador
Höegh Autoliners joins the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping as a Mission Ambassador, further committing to our joint mission to decarbonize shipping.
14 September 2023
Höegh Autoliners take proactive measures to reduce the risk of fire
“Together with a clear decarbonisation target, safety is our top priority both on our existing fleet and when designing our new Aurora class vessels. Fire safety has been a focus area and part of the design work from day one,” says the COO of Höegh Autoliners, Sebjørn Dahl.
16 August 2023
Höegh Autoliners to digitalise entire fleet and upcoming Aurora Class
With a shared vision to lead the way in green maritime technology, Kongsberg Digital and Höegh Autoliners have worked closely together since 2019. Expanding the collaboration, we have formalised an agreement to digitalise the remaining vessels in our fleet and on our upcoming Aurora-class vessels. This strategic move solidifies our commitment to leveraging digital solutions for increased efficiency and sustainability in the maritime industry
01 August 2023
Höegh Autoliners Wins Best Shipping Line of the Year
Höegh Autoliners has been awarded the coveted title of "Best Shipping Line of the Year - Multipurpose Operator" for an impressive sixth consecutive year. The 7th edition of the India Maritime Awards took place in Mumbai on July 7, 2023. -