Eidesvik Offshore, Aker BP and Alma have partnered to investigate retrofitting two offshore support vessels with ammonia fuel cells.
The parties intend to install Alma's solution onboard Eidesvik's Viking Lady and Aker BP's NS Frayja (currently under Eidesvik's management).
The memorandum of understanding includes an option to retrofit other vessels.
The agreement is part of Eidesvik and Aker BP's technology project Retrofit to reduce emissions from existing supply vessels.
"We are pleased and proud to have been selected as Aker BP's preferred partner in this important step towards more sustainable operations. The agreement is a demonstration of Eidesvik and Aker BP's clear desire and willingness to contribute to the development of a cleaner and more environmentally friendly shipping and offshore industry," Jan Fredrik Meling, CEO & President, Eidesvik Offshore, commented.
He furthered, "We believe there is a great potential for significantly reducing emissions from the existing fleet with new technology. For us this MoU is a result of Eidesvik's long-term development programme that has given us the knowledge and capacities needed to take on challenging and ground-breaking projects."
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