Norway – Solstad Offshore has enlisted the help of Wärtsilä in its efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of its 90-vessel fleet.
CO2 emissions must be cut by half by 2030 if this goal is to be met. Partnership is viewed as the best way to find the best answers. Solstad’s offshore vessels will see a significant reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as a result of the agreement’s goal of identifying, evaluating, and implementing fuel efficiency improvements. For each vessel, appropriate solutions, possible operational improvements, and considerations for extending its life will be considered. Toward the end of the century, the company aims to become carbon neutral.
Lowest possible emissions
Solstad Green Operations and technical upgrades have been implemented since 2009 in an effort to reduce emissions. The average fuel consumption per vessel has been reduced by more than 20% as a result of these innovations so far. Optimising energy efficiency and retrofitting vessels to run on alternative fuels such as hydrogen, ammonia, and methanol are expected to achieve a further reduction of 50%. A further requirement is that new ship designs have emissions that are as low as possible, if not zero, from the start.
In the beginning, Wärtsilä will serve as a technical advisor and advisor to Solstad. Additionally, the agreement allows the company to be a potential supplier of the decarbonization solutions selected.