Norway’s Grovfjord yard has an order from the Port of Oslo to build what is said to be one of the world’s most environmental-efficient work boats.
It is especially designed for efficient collection of garbage and other waste from the water’s surface. The zero emission boat is 12m long and 7.5m wide and will be built from aluminium. Expected delivery is December 2019. The contract is worth NOK 23 million (US$2.6 million). The coastal areas along the Oslo Fjord is one of the country’s most-used recreational areas. The new electric boat will help keep the harbour clean and tidy, without polluting the air and will also reduce the port’s own climate gas emission. The boat will also provide a safe fairway for all ships and small boats that travel in the fjord, said Port Director Mr Ingvar M. Mathisen. The new boat will have a deck crane with gripping function on one side, and a deck crane to lift heavier objects on the other side. Batteries totalling 550 kW will allow the boat to be in full working mode for four to five hours.