Höegh Autoliners is accelerating its decarbonisation launching a zero carbon ready vessel, which is expected to enter service by the end of 2023.
The vessel is designed for 9,100 car equivalent units, and it will be the world´s largest car carrier.
With the future of cargos and zero carbon fuels in mind, the Aurora vessels is designed for a greener future. It is the most environmentally friendly car carrier ever built. The Aurora Class represents a big step on our path to a zero emissions future
noted Höegh Autoliners´ Chief Executive Officer Andreas Enger.
The Aurora Class’ multi-fuel engine can run on various biofuel and conventional fuels, including LNG. With minor modifications it can transition to use future zero carbon fuels, including Green Ammonia added Hans Eivind Siewers, Segment Director Passenger Ships & RoRo at DNV.
The company also added that being ready for zero carbon fuels and taking advantage of the latest technology on everything from energy optimization to internal ramp systems the Aurora Class will bring decarbonisation and cargo efficiency to a new level.
We are accelerating our decarbonisation efforts to meet our net zero emissions target by 2040. Together with our customers and trusted partners we will make a significant contribution to a more sustainable maritime industry
concluded Andreas Enger.