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Nordic firms collaborate on green fuels for ships

UAE, May 27, 2019

A group of six leading Nordic industry companies has, in line with the UN sustainability goals, joined forces to help solve the gas emission issues faced by the global maritime sector. The initiative is called Zero Emission Energy Distribution at Sea (Zeeds).

Annually, shipping is responsible for nearly one billion tonnes of CO2 gas emissions globally, and the consortium is trying to address this by developing a new infrastructure for green fuels for ships.

The collaboration is spearheaded by Wärtsilä, a leader in smart technologies for the marine and energy markets, said a statement.

It further consists of Aker Solutions, a global engineering company, Equinor, a multinational energy company, DFDS, an international shipping and logistics company, Grieg Star, an international ship owning and operating company and Kvaerner, a leading engineering, procurement and construction company.

Cato Espero, sales director, Marine division, Nordics and Baltics, Wärtsilä, said: “The Zeeds-partners recognise that the transition to clean fuels will require a collective effort. We believe that by addressing the supply, storage and distribution chain, we can accelerate the switch to cleaner shipping fuels.”

Through the Zeeds-project the partners have explored potential solutions together, and the most promising ideas will be presented in Oslo at Future Innovation Day – Horizons on June 3 and during Nor-Shipping on June 4.

“We are excited to share our ideas and even more importantly get feedback on how we can further develop and improve,” added Espero.

Espero continued: “In order to develop a sustainable solution to this challenge, we, as a society have to work together.”

“In saying that we need the support from authorities and are calling for them to implement incentives that will enable us to find the fastest route to zero emission shipping,” concluded Espero. – TradeArabia News Service




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