Eidesvik and Wärtsilä bringing to life world’s first ammonia conversion project

October 19, 2021 MARITIME CYBER SECURITYMaritime Safety News

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Eidesvik Offshore has signed a cooperation agreement with the technology group Wärtsilä to retrofit an offshore supply vessel (OSV) with an ammonia-fuelled combustion engine along with the required safety system and fuel supply.

The conversation project, named Apollo, will be the first of its kind in the world, Eidesvik reported on Friday. The provisional completion target for the project is late 2023.

Jan Fredrik Meling, CEO & President of Eidesvik commented on the use of ammonia to fuel the ship’s engine: “Using ammonia as a fuel is seen as a key future contributor to shipping’s energy transition, and we’re excited to be the first offshore shipowner taking this step.”

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Eidesvik and Wärtsilä bringing to life world’s first ammonia conversion project