Low-emission short-sea cargo ship project receives Enova funding

Low-emission short-sea cargo ship project receives Enova funding
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Norwegian Government fund Enova has provided shipping firm Skarv Shipping Solutions with a NOK130m ($12.25m) grant for the acquisition of three low-emission cargo ships which have the potential to cut emissions by up to 90% compared to conventional vessels. Each of the vessels will have a cargo capacity of 4,000 tonnes and will be used for short sea voyages along the Norwegian coast, from Northern Norway to the Oslo Fjord. The drive system will be powered by a four-stroke engine fuelled with ammonia, making it one of the first such ammonia engines in the world.
Additional technologies intended to enhance energy efficiency include rotor sails, a hybrid electric system and a new hull design. The vessels will also be fitted with electric cargo handling equipment to optimise operations. Jan Petter Slethaug, CEO of Skarv Shipping Solutions, said the company was focused on “realising sustainable maritime shipping solutions through the development of zero-emission ships”, while Enova CEO Nils Kristian Nakstad said the firm supported “those who are ahead. Skarv Shipping Solutions has developed an exciting and innovative project that can be of great importance for the development of our short sea shipping business”. Norway’s climate and environment minister, Espen Barth Eide, said the project would “pave the way for short sea shipping to adopt a wide range of zero-emission solutions, including the use of green ammonia”.

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