First sea test for Volvo Penta’s Arctic-bound advanced hybrid solution

A new Volvo Penta hybrid solution on a Marell Boats M15 vessel has completed its first sea trials. Ahead of going into operation with Hurtigruten Svalbard for sightseeing, the vessel, named the Kvitbjørn (Polar Bear), underwent testing by Volvo Penta engineers and project team leads at the company’s marine test facility in Krossholmen, Gothenburg. The site was used to replicate the icy conditions in which the vessel will operate in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.
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