Hurtigruten Nets State Funds for Zero emission Ship Project
Author: Ship & Bunker News Team
Norway's Hurtigruten Group has secured government backing to develop zero emission vessels for the country's coastal shipping routes. The group, which operates cruise ships ferries, runs a coastal service along the country's extensive coastline. As part of its emission reduction project, the company has received NOK 67 million from the Norwegian government, according to energy news provider Offshore Energy. Other partners in the project include research institute Sintef and Shipbuilder Vard. A feasibility study earlier this year concluded that battery power would be a viable way forward to achieve zero emission coastal shipping. In October the company's chief executive re-iterated his commitment to moving Hurtigruten forwards towards its zero emission goal.