“These ships are far more climate-friendly than what we see in the shortsea market in Europe today, with a very low fuel consumption. They are not what we imagine is the final climate solution for shipping, but they are a giant step in the right direction,” said the CEO of Skarv, Jan Øivind Svardal.
The design includes an optimised engine ready for ammonia or methanol, batteries, a shore-power system, peak shaving with a dynamic propeller drive system, and a high-voltage switchboard prepared for future green power production like fuel cell technologies and increased battery capacity.
According to Skarv, the ships are ideal for the transport of mid-size modules and wind turbine components and,as such, a massive support for the renewable energy industry in Europe, having flexibility that makes them suitable for almost all kinds of short-sea project cargo transport.
Multipurpose vessel is a major product of Huanghai Shipbuilding which has delivered over 100 multipurpose vessels.
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