It will cut 1,000 tonnes of CO 2 and replace 40,000 trips by diesel-powered trucks a year, says Svein Tore Holsether, CEO of Yara.
Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and Minister of Fisheries, Ocean Policy Bjørnar Skjæran on Yara Birkeland and Geir Håøy, CEO of the Kongsberg Group.
Friday morning, he welcomed Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Policy Bjørnar Skjæran on Yara Birkeland, after the ship had completed its maiden voyage to Oslo, Norway.
Yara Birkeland, which has already received wide coverage in Norwegian and international media, has been developed in collaboration with the Kongsberg Group (KONGSBERG).
The ship was built by VARD with financial support from Enova, and will be in commercial operation from 2022.
Yara Birkeland will transport mineral fertilizer between Porsgrunn and Brevik and will contribute to significant emission cuts during transport.
Yara Birkeland is the result of the strong knowledge and experience we have in the Norwegian maritime cluster and industry. »