The vessels will be powered by a hybrid propulsion system combining marine gasoil and battery. This enable the vessels to sail in and out of port as well as perform cargo operations completely emission free. Further, the highly efficient hull lines will lead to considerably lower fuel consumption during sailing thanks to the minimized resistance.
This will reduce the cargo emission footprint significantl. NOx is eliminated and CO2 and SOx emissions will be strongly reduced.
Additionally, the vessels are designed to be converted to zero emission as technology emerges.
Leading Norwegian companies such as Corvus Energy, Norwegian Greentech and Wärtsilä among others are providing equipment and technology to the project.
All of the eco-bulkers will have a capacity of about 5000 DWT and a LOA of 90 meters. The vessels will be delivered in four-month intervals starting in April 2022. The vessels are being built at Sri Lanka’s Colombo Dockyard.