Tristar Eships contracts Wärtsilä to cut ships’ carbon footprint

Tristar Eships, the maritime logistics division of the Dubai-based Tristar Group, has selected services provided by Finnish technology group Wärtsilä to decarbonize its operations.

Courtesy of Wärtsilä/Tristar Eships

Wärtsilä’s ‘Decarbonisation Services’ will initially be applied to two tankers in the Tristar Eships’ fleet and are expected to significantly reduce the ships’ carbon emissions.

“We are committed to finding efficient solutions to reduce our emissions footprint. Wärtsilä’s Decarbonisation Services is an important tool in helping us achieve this goal. Partnering with Wärtsilä will increase our depth of knowledge and understanding of the technologies required to raise efficiency levels, and therefore reduce emissions,” Tim Coffin, CEO of Tristar Eships, commented.

The two vessels to benefit from Wärtsilä’s Decarbonisation Services are the Solar Nesrin, a 169-meter-long chemical tanker, and the Silver Muna, a 183-meter-long oil tanker.

When it comes to decarbonizing operations in the marine industry, there are many challenges around selecting and employing the right solutions and technologies efficiently, economically and at the right time. Wärtsilä’s Decarbonisation Services involve an analysis of a ship’s operating profile, following which recommendations are made as to how efficiency and energy-saving improvements can be made. The analysis to be undertaken for the first two Tristar Eships vessels, includes Wärtsilä’s EnergoFlow, EnergoProFin, optimised propeller, shaft generator and the capability to operate on biofuel.

“With increasing pressure to decarbonise, knowing which solutions and technologies will deliver the most cost-optimal route to decarbonisation today, and in the future, is important,” Rajan Khanna, Head of Sales, Middle East – Wärtsilä Marine, said.

“Our Decarbonisation Services are an integral part of our overall decarbonisation strategy, meaning we can best support customers, like Tristar Eships, with effectively managing their carbon footprint.”