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Green Ship Technologies
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Emission free ship by 2030 urtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express partners with cal and operational solutions for zero emission Hurtigruten
SINTEF to create zero emission ships for the Norwe- Coastal Express ships on the Norwegian coast,” said SINTEF
Hgian coast. “Our ambition is to sail an emission-free Ocean Market Director Trond Johnsen.
Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express ship by 2030,” said In the next phase, leading maritime industry partners will be
Hurtigruten Group CEO Daniel Skjeldam. Since the start in invited to participate in taking the project further towards de- 1893, Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express has carried lo- velopment and quali? cation of innovative green ship designs cal passengers, goods, and tourists between 34 ports in what and technologies.
is one of the world’s most beautiful sea voyage.
The company is currently upgrading its existing ? eet through what is one of the biggest environmental upgrade programs of it’s kind in Europe, that will see CO2-emissions cut by 25% and NOx by 80%. The company aims to be a leader in sustainable travel, and Hurtigruten Norway CEO Hedda Felin makes it clear that the goal is zero emissions. “We have built our last fossil fueled ship for the Norwegian Coastal Express. When we sail the coastal route for the next 100 years, it will be emission-free, making the world’s most beautiful voyage even more spectacular,” said Hedda Felin.
The project includes all aspects of a new ship build program, from design, propulsion, energy and fuel to hotel operations and digital solutions. The goal is that the new ships will be emission-free to both air and sea, and sustainable from a cir- cular economy perspective. As a partner, SINTEF will pro- vide analysis, research and development. “The ? rst phase of the project has already been kicked-off and consists of a feasibility study, looking at technologi-
ClassNK AIP for Ammonia-ready LNG-fueled Panamax Bulk Carrier lassNK issued an Approval in
Principle (AiP) for the design
Cof an ammonia-ready LNG-fu- eled Panamax bulk carrier developed by
Planning and Design Center for Greener
In 2021, ClassNK published its “Guide- lines for Ships Using Alternative Fuels” to minimize the risks related to ammonia- fueled ships for the ships, crew, and en- vironment by stipulating requirements for
Photo courtesy GSC Photo: Fabrice Milochau / Hurtigruten Norway installation, controls, and safety devices. monia-fueled. For the short-term aiming systems, in the second scenario, it will
ClassNK subsequently issued an Ap- proval in Principle (AiP) for the design of lower CO2 emissions, it will be operated keep the systems but will switch its fuel an ammonia-fueled Panamax bulk carrier by using LNG fuel. For the long-term from LNG to liqui? ed carbon-neutral aiming toward zero CO2 emissions, it has methane. The ship is developed as a ? ex- developed by GSC in January 2022.
GSC describes the newly developed two scenarios; in the ? rst scenario, it is ible and ef? cient solution to enduring the converted to ammonia fueled propulsion unpredictable period of fuel transition.
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