A small step towards zero emission shipping

A group of six leading Nordic industry companies has, in line with the UN sustainability goals, joined forces to solve a great societal challenge. 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.

Time to collaborate
The collaboration is spearheaded by Wärtsilä, a leader in smart technologies for the marine and energy markets. 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.

Reinert Fredriksen, Aker Solutions, Karin Liset, Aker Solutions, Hans-Kristian Gjever-Enger, Grieg, Cato Esperø, Wärtsilä and Miika Heikkinen, Northen Works design, working together to find new solutions.
“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,” says Cato Esperø, Sales Director, Marine division, Nordics and Baltics, Wärtsilä.

Future Innovation Day – Horizons
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 3rd and during Nor-Shipping on June 4th.

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

Moving forward the focus will be on engaging the relevant authorities and potential new partners to ensure further development of the concept and the ideas.

Representatives from Kværner, Wärtsilä, DFDS and Grieg Star joins forces to solve a great societal challenge by developing a new infrastructure for green fuels for ships. “In order to develop a sustainable solution to this challenge, we, as a society have to work together,” says Esperø. “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,” Esperø concludes.
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