Artist’s impression of the container ship design (Source: Ulstein)

Container ships without fossil fuel propulsion

Edge Navigation AS, an Oslo-based start-up aiming to develop commercial ships without fossil fuel propulsion, has chosen Ulstein Design & Solutions to design a new container vessel with the company’s distinctive X-Bow®.

Jakob Tolstrup-Møller, Edge Navigation managing director, explained: “Container transportation is an integral part of the global economy affecting the daily life of all, directly or indirectly. The energy transition will force a paradigm shift in the maritime industry as shippers / cargo-owners look to eliminate emissions.

“Consequently, we need to innovate by adapting and combining technology towards achieving zero-emission powering. Given the paramount need to provide for efficient use of energy, the X-Bow is an optimal design solution, and we are working very closely with Ulstein Design & Solutions now to develop an efficient design that allows for innovative green energy power solutions.”

The Ulstein company’s commercial director, Lars Ståle Skoge, commented: “This assignment is an ideal project for Ulstein. One of our core values is sustainable growth, and in this project, we develop further the design of container vessels, for example, by using non-fossil fuel propulsion as well as the energy-efficient X-Bow hull design to achieve the goal of green maritime transport.”

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
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