Hagland Shipping has entered into a contract with Dutch shipyard Royal Bodewes for the construction of two self-discharging bulk carriers of 5,000 DWT, with an emphasis placed on zero emissions in harbor and substantial reduction of emissions during sailing.
Hagland says it aims to achieve greener short sea shipping through reduced local and global greenhouse gas emissions and reduced vessel noise. The ships will replace older vessels in its fleet with traditional propulsion systems with a modern, optimized craft with plug-in battery hybrid propulsion that satisfies IMO TIER III requirements.
Compared with Hagland’s existing fleet, the vessels are expected to reduce CO2 emission by more than 30% and NOx emissions by 90-95%. They will also be prepared for zero-emission and are scheduled to be delivered during Q1 and Q2, 2023, flying the NIS flag (Norwegian International Ship registry).
In a statement the company said, “We are proud to have reached a new milestone in the history of our company. The investment in these new-builds is a major step forward for the company and the transition to low- and zero-emission vessels within our segment. The new vessels represent the start of a renewal of the fleet that is also necessary in order to reach the ambitious climate goals set by the shipping industry.”
Hagland Shipping is currently retrofitting its existing vessel Hagland Captain, which will be the world’s first battery hybrid vessel in its market segment, a project that is being carried out in cooperation with Norwegian company NOAH.