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Newbuilds: Expanding Solvang’s Panamax VLGC fleet

Seven new VLGCs, all settled on long-term charters, will expand Solvang’s Panamax capacity in the LPG segment from delivery in 2026 and 2027. All vessels will boost climate performance as they come ready for onboard carbon capture.

The world’s first onboard carbon capture on voyage

After receiving MNOK 78 in Norwegian government climate fund support, Clipper Eris makes a first launch of full-scale onboard CCS, highlighting Solvang’s pathfinder mission in climate technology for deepsea shipping.

The Carbon Intensity Indicator: Emissions during port idling should be excluded

Reallocating CO2 emission allowances from ships to ports when keeping cargo idle due to handling issues, would help correct the Carbon Intensity Indicator and would make the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEMP III) a better tool for crew, shipowners and climate authorities, according to Solvang HSEQ Manager Per-Øyvind Nedrebø.

Energy sources vs. climate: How to approach fuels

A fuel’s environmental footprint can only be understood if you include the whole life-cycle of production and use of the energy source.

Eco performance: Emissions down 19 % – capacity up 25 %

Solvang’s energy efficiency show a significant improvement over the last 15 years. While total fleet deadweight has increased 15.6 percent, cargo capacity is up by 25.3 percent. In the same period, environmental technology such as exhaust gas scrubbing, hull, propeller and drivetrain optimization, as well as operational excellence – achieved 18.7 percent emission cuts on our vessels.

New winner in Solvang Energy Efficiency Award

SEAMANSHIP: Solvang’s 2023 Energy Efficiency Award pits more than 20 crews against eachother in terms of cunning energy savings. The winner was exceptional.

Highlights 2023: Massive ECO upgrades during dry-dockings

11 vessels were dry-docked due to scheduled classing and certification during 2023. All vessels achieved EEXI certification after installing EPL (engine power limitation), sandblasting and hull anti-fouling treatment, Mewis Ducts installed (9 vessels), as well as full drivetrain optimization on four of the vessels.

The well-to-wake reality of climate emissions

The Great Energy Transition: The global community is taking on an increasingly holistic view of fuels and emission cuts.

The green future of conventional Fuels

After 12 years of experimentation, research and development, Solvang and partners present a game changing technology: The shipboard carbon capture system.

A long voyage towards discovery

After 12 years of experimentation, research and development, Solvang and our partners present a game changer technology: The shipboard carbon capture system.

The cross-sectoral tradeoff

Given the precarious need for climate change mitigation and a scarce supply of renewable energy sources in the foreseeable future, renewable energy sources should be deployed where the climate effect is highest, which sometimes implies a tradeoff between sectors.

Deep sea shipping at the crossroads

After solving emissions of sulfur and nitrous oxides, shipping still needs to cut CO2 more than existing methods and fuels allow for. The time has arrived for a radical solution.