Wärtsilä, Siem Offshore collaborate on decarbonisation solutions

Wärtsilä, Siem Offshore collaborate on decarbonisation solutions

Siem Offshore is collaborating with Wärtsilä to reduce the carbon footprint of its 26-vessel fleet and to meet its goal of reaching full carbon neutrality by 2050.

The aim is to achieve a 50 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 and the partnership is seen as being key to finding the right technology solutions.

The agreement aims to identify and implement solutions that will increase energy efficiency and significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Siem Offshore’s vessels.

Each vessel will be assessed for appropriate solutions, possible operational improvements and life extension considerations. The company hopes to reach full carbon neutrality by 2050.

Jon August Houge, ESG Director at Siem Offshore, said: “Partnering with key suppliers such as Wärtsilä with the expertise and innovative technologies required are very natural for us.

“Our existing fleet are in large degree powered by Wärtsilä, and we have for a longer period cooperated on new environmental friendly solutions.”

“We are happy and proud to have been selected as key supplier to collaborate in this decarbonisation project,” said Cato Esperø, Head of Sales, Wärtsilä Norway.

“Since no single solution will be relevant to every ship, by working together we intend to find what works best and most efficiently on a case-by-case basis. We see this as a blueprint for achieving the best possible results.”

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Egil Hystad, Decarbonisation Manager – Wärtsilä Norway, said: “Siem Offshore’s GHG targets are ambitious and the decarbonisation technology is now being commercialised, thus I am confident that Wärtsilä will remain a valued partner for Siem Offshore in reaching their emission targets.”

“Wärtsilä believes that alternative fuels will be key enabler for marine decarbonisation as these fuels become widely available for bunkering.”

In December 2023, Wärtsilä announced it will supply cargo handling and LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) fuel supply systems for a new Medium Gas Carrier (MGC) vessel being built for Turkish ship owner Pasco Gas.

More recently, Wärtsilä was selected as a supplier to provide four Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel auxiliary engines for the sixth and final vessel in a series of six newbuild 175,000 cubic metre (m3) LNG carrier vessels through its joint venture firm, CWEC.

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