In February 2020 Havila Voyages signed a contract with the Turkish shipyard Tersan for the construction of the last two coastal route vessels. Construction will commence in just a few weeks.
From 2021, Havila Voyages will operate four vessels on the classic voyage between Bergen and Kirkenes. Construction of the two vessels at the Spanish shipyard Barreras was brought to a halt due to the shipyards financial problems.
Two vessels are under construction at Tersan in Turkey, and Tersan has now also received a contract for the construction of vessels three and four. Construction will start in just a few weeks and delivery is scheduled towards the end of 2021.
Despite the uncertainty of the situation regarding the Spanish yard Barreras, Havila Voyages has sufficient equity and loan approval to fully finance all four vessels at Tersan.
Havila Voyages has inspected several potential replacement vessel candidates, and the company is in ongoing commercial dialogue with stakeholders.