New project in Norway to back maritime’s green transition

Norwegian Maritime CleanTech has launched a new initiative to support the green transition in the maritime sector.

Illustration only; Archive; Courtesy of Marius Knutsen/Maritime CleanTech

The project, “Energy Hub for Ships,” aims to establish essential infrastructure for low-emission shipping.

It is funded by a grant from Bergen Municipality, and according to Maritime CleanTech, aligns with Bergen’s ambitions to enhance charging infrastructure for various transport sectors.

To ensure a comprehensive approach, Maritime CleanTech said the company will engage its network of partners in the maritime sector, including shipowners, energy companies and technology developers, for the project.

Two workshops will be organized during the second half of 2024 to gather expert opinions and facilitate stakeholder discussions, Maritime CleanTech added.

The first workshop will be held in September and focus on potential charging hub locations and power availability in the short and long term, while the second workshop is expected in November and will focus on vessel segments, technologies and future development needs.

Based on input from these discussions, a final report with recommendations will be prepared and presented at One Ocean Week in April 2025, Maritime CleanTech noted.

Silje Sivertsen, Project Developer at Maritime CleanTech, commented: “This project is crucial for achieving Bergen’s low-emission goals by 2030… The Energy Hub for Ships project represents a significant step towards a greener maritime industry, showcasing Bergen’s commitment to sustainability and innovation.”

To remind, in June 2024, Maritime CleanTech and Ocean Hyway Cluster partnered with Innovation Norway to enhance green maritime collaboration between Norway and Singapore. The aim is to position Norwegian suppliers at the forefront of the Southeast Asian maritime market.

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