Fosen Design & Solutions

Refurbishment and Conversion

Fosen Design & Solutions has been involved in conversion of several ships adding luxury and improving the ship’s performance in many ways.

We design the future at sea

Fosen Design & Solutions has been involved in several conversions. With the intention to enhance the quality of public areas in Cruise and Explorer vessels and raising the overall technical standard. A conversion can be challenging, depending on the vessel’s age. From obtaining information from drawings, which in some cases are hand drawn. Further to creating spaces with new usage, enhancing sewage treatment systems or upgrading to an Ice class. The possibilities are endless – and we will help you achieving your goals.

Cost efficiency

Enhancing life spans of ships is an ongoing trend and more cost efficient for the owner than building a new ship and therewith a part of our scope for conversions.

Stability performance

Open space, panoramic views – we calculate both possible effects on stability performance due to a new total weight and the steel strength. 

3D Design

Fosen Design & Solutions is working in 3D -we are  flexible in discussing design changes in the project phase.

Our Conversion Projects

Conversion of MS Fram

MS Fram has gotten a new sewage treatment system, new additional heeling tanks and several upgrades in the public areas. A challenging part of this conversion was the installation of a new gasoline storage, which is unusual for passenger vessels and demanded a great deal of discussion and approval from several authorities.

Conversion of MS Spitsbergen

MS Spitsbergen has had several conversions at Fosen Yard. In 2015 the ship’s Iceclass was added and a Ducktail was added to enhance performance and fuel consumption. In 2020 the ship is again converted in parts of the aftship to further decrease fuel consumption.

Conversion of MS Vesterålen

MS Vesterålen is an old Lady of 37 years, build in 1983 most input data was hand drawn, revised over the years by different yards. Often the onboard situation is different than what the drawings show, in those cases onboard verification is necessary.

Conversion of MS Finnmarken

MS Finnmarken was docked for 66 days at Fosen Yard – little time to achieve a long list of areas to be converted, but possible! The ship was converted in several areas and for different purposes.