The High-Speed Vessel of the Future competition was launched in October 2021 by the county municipalities of Trøndelag, Vestland, Nordland, and Troms and Finnmark.
The goal is not only to develop a vessel with zero emissions, but also to reduce energy consumption by a minimum of 30 percent compared to traditional vessels. The vessel must carry at least 150-180 passengers, cruise at 30-40 knots, and have a range of 40-80 nautical miles.
Over the next four months Umoe Mandal will continue to work on the concept. Together with Eker Design, ESNA, LMG Marin, SES-X, and Transportutvikling, Umoe Mandal is granted NOK 1.5 million to participate in the competition.