HELSINKI: Wärtsilä and Norwegian ship owner Eidesvik Offshore are to convert an LNG-powered supply vessel to operate with an ammonia-fuelled combustion engine by the end of 2023.
The conversion will allow the vessel to operate with a 70 percent ammonia blend with the goal of using 100 percent ammonia to significantly reduce CO2 emissions.
Wärtsilä and Eidesvik are also partners in the EU-funded ShipFC project to equip an Eidesvik platform supply vessel ‘Viking Energy’ in 2023 with a 2MW fuel cell running on green ammonia.
“Using ammonia as a fuel is seen as a key future contributor to shipping’s energy transition, and we’re excited to be the first offshore ship owner taking this step,” commented Eidesvik CEO and president, Jan Fredrik Meling. “This project is yet another confirmation of our strong reputation as a pioneer in implementing new environmental technologies in both newbuilds and the existing fleet.”
In 2020 Wärtsilä's 18,000 employees produced net sales of €4.6 billion from 200 locations in more than 70 countries.
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