Hurtigruten plans world’s first zero-emission ship

Hurtigruten plans world’s first zero-emission ship

New vessel will launch in 2030 with battery, wind and solar power

Hurtigruten has unveiled plans for its first zero-emission ship, which the company is looking to launch in 2030.

The project, which is currently being named Sea Zero, will see electric ships built with batteries that are charged with renewable energy when in port. This will combine with wind and solar energy – including 164ft retractable sails.

The ships will also display their battery levels on the external sides.

Hedda Felin, the CEO of Hurtigruten Norway said: “When we initially announced the ‘Sea Zero’ project over a year ago, we were faced with the challenge of not knowing which technologies would be available to us in 2030. Our task was to pave the way for new innovations and enhance existing ones to align with our sustainability objectives.

“While some of these technologies have reached a relatively advanced stage, they still necessitate dedicated research and development to ensure their successful implementation within the maritime context. On the other hand, certain technologies are still in the early stages and require fundamental research and thorough testing. Following a rigorous feasibility study, we have pinpointed the most promising technologies for our groundbreaking future cruise ships. We are committed to delivering a ship that surpasses all others in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability within just a few years.”

Hurtigruten plans for the new zero-emission ship to be 135 meters (443 feet) long, with 270 cabins to hold 500 guests and 99 crew.

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