A number of vessels and charging solutions for emission-free maritime transport receive NOK 709 million in support from Enova. The vessels vary from fully electric to ships powered by ammonia and hydrogen.
he purpose of the support is to strengthen the use of zero-emission technology at sea.
This applies to both technologies for the use of hydrogen-based energy carriers and special innovative electrification concepts for vessels. Enova supports those who are leading the way and now we want to increase and speed up the development and use of new and innovative technology that enables emission-free maritime transport,
…said Nils Kristian Nakstad, CEO of Enova.
The vessels receiving support vary from fully electric high-speed passenger boats for the aquaculture industry to container ships powered by ammonia and on to what is probably the world’s first ship for carbon capture and storage.
As explained, Solvang ASA will carry out a full-scale pilot of CO2 capture on board the gas tanker Clipper Eris. The project is a collaboration between Solvang ASA as shipping company and owner of the ship, Wärtsilä Moss as technology supplier and SINTEF as research institution. The project will use amine cleaning technology to capture 70% of the CO2 in the exhaust gas on the ship, and demonstrate a whole chain for handling CO2 including liquefaction and storage on board the ship.
The technology will be piloted on board the vessel over two years while it is in normal commercial operation. If the pilot project is successful, Solvang wishes to install the technology on five ships that have been ordered for delivery in 2026-2027, thereby contributing to the rapid further spread of the technology.
Carbon capture combined with existing cleaning technology is a significant shortcut to the decarbonisation of the world’s deep-sea fleet, and stands out as one of the more promising solutions for the ships of the future. With support from Enova, it is possible to start the pilot project on board the ship and test both technology and value chain.
…says Edvin Endresen, CEO of Solvang ASA.
ASKO Maritime AS is investigating building an all-electric propulsion system in two new identical container ships (ro/ro ships) that will travel on a newly created zero-emission sea route in the extension of the Nordlandsbanen from Bodø to Tromsø with a stop along the way. The goods are transported with trucks that run on fossil fuels. The sea route is intended to be a part of a sustainable transport network that connects Northern Norway and Southern Norway together.
The ship must be operated with battery and shore power. In order to get a fully electric sea route, a battery of 25 is planned to be installed MWh, which is significantly larger than battery packs installed in ships in the world today. The ship will have needs for a charging power of 6 MW, and it is planned to build direct current charging facilities in Bodø harbour, Rødskjær harbor (Harstad) and Tromsø harbor with MCS as charging standard.
Enova is also providing NOK 7.3 m in support to Moen Marin, which will build a fully electric high-speed passenger boat for the aquaculture industry. Under real operating conditions, Moen Marin will develop, build and demonstrate an emission-free boat for personnel transport, with Pascal Technologies’ innovative hull solution and fully electric powertrain. Pascal Technologies’ hull solution is based on the air cushion principle.
Furthermore, two other projects receive support this round; North Sea Container Line, together with Yara Clean Ammonia, will build a container ship powered by ammonia with a battery pack of 250 kWh and the option of shore power.