Sunday, January 26, 2020

Hydrogen: Norway's Equinor and Eidesvik Offshore to Test Ammonia-Powered Supply Vessel

From LNG World News:
Norwegian energy company Equinor has signed an agreement with Eidesvik Offshore for the modification of the LNG-fueled Viking Energy supply vessel, to make it capable of covering long distances fuelled by carbon-free ammonia. 

The vessel will transport supplies to installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).
Equinor has awarded Eidesvik Offshore a five-year contract with effect from April 2020, when the current contract expires.

The Viking Energy supply vessel will in the contract period be part of a research project developing, installing and testing long-distance sailing fuelled by carbon-free ammonia fuel cells. The technology will be tested on the vessel from 2024.

“Equinor aims to reduce the emissions in our supply chain, and regards the use of ammonia as a promising solution. Viking Energy may become the first supply vessel in the world covering long distances fuelled by pure carbon-free ammonia,” says Cecilie Rønning, senior vice president for Equinor’s joint operations support....MORE