Havyard Design & Solutions will deliver ship design for further two cargo vessels for Royal Arctic Line A/S. The vessels will be built at Nodosa Shipyard in Pontevedra, Spain.

This will be the third and fourth cargo vessels that Havyard Design & Solutions delivers to Royal Arctic Line A/S. The design is of the Havyard 971 type, which is smaller than the first two vessels. The ships will bring food supplies and other essential items to small villages without road connections.

‘These two vessels are an important addition to our strategy to renew older vessels, and, not least, to the infrastructure on Greenland,’ says Head of Fleet Management Anders Bay Larsen.

Rough climate

The vessels will operate in northwest Greenland, which makes stringent requirements of the vessels’ design, as they must operate in a rough climate, sail in and out of small shallow ports, and meet ice class requirements.

Havyard 971 was developed in close collaboration with the shipping company in order to meet these requirements.

‘Our collaboration with Royal Arctic Line A/S has been very fruitful, and we are very pleased that they have chosen us once again to deliver the design for their vessels,’ says Senior Vice President Sales Gisle Vinjevoll Thrane.

The first vessel is scheduled to be delivered at the end of 2020, and the second vessel is scheduled to be delivered four months later. Royal Arctic Line has chosen Nodosa Shipyard due to their competitiveness and high quality of construction standards.


The cargo vessels have two cargo holds with different temperature zones, from -25 to +10°C. The total cargo capacity is five containers or 60 pallets.

The vessel measures 37.6 x 10 metres.

Two photos attached for free use.
Photo 1:

In front: Director
Anders Bay Larsen, Royal Artic Line.
In back from left: Senior Designer Kenneth Hjelmeseth, Havyard Design & Solutions, Engineering Manager Petter Frøystad, Havyard Design & Solutions, Sales Manager Gisle Vinjevoll Thrane, Havyard Design & Solutions, CEO Daniel Dopico, Nodosa, Technical Manager Jorge Luis Sanchez Barro, Nodosa. Photo: Havyard.

Photo 2: Havyard 971. Photo: Havyard


Facts about Havyard Group

Havyard Group ASA is a maritime technology company that delivers products and services in the areas of seafood, energy and transport.

Havyard Group ASA is listed on Oslo Børs, Ticker HYARD. Its head office is in Fosnavåg, and the Group has 581 employees. It currently has orders worth NOK 5,082 million on is books.


The Group is divided into five business areas:

  • Shipbuilding Technology, based in Leirvik in Sogn with branches in Fosnavåg and Turkey, has 171 employees.
  • Ship Design & Solutions, based in Fosnavåg with branches in Poland, Rijeka and Shanghai, has 75 employees.
  • Power & Control, based in Bergen with branches in Ålesund and Egersund, has 50 employees.
  • Fish Handling, based in Fosnavåg with branches in Sjøholt and Haugesund, has 140 employees.
  • Production & Services, based in Gdansk, Poland, with branches in Norway, Denmark and France, has 145 employees.


Ship Design & Solutions
Havyard Design & Solutions AS uses its knowledge and capacity for innovation to offer concept designs and detailed design of profitable vessels for the fisheries industry, the aquaculture industry, offshore wind power production, the offshore petroleum industry, transport and other types of special vessels.

Havyard Design & Solutions is based in Fosnavåg with branches in Poland, Rijeka and Shanghai.
Orders on its books worth NOK 1,143 million.

To learn more about us, visit: www.havyard.com