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   ULSTEIN TO DESIGN NON-FOSSIL FUELLED X-BOW CONTAINER SHIP

ULSTEIN TO DESIGN NON-FOSSIL FUELLED X-BOW CONTAINER SHIP

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 

EDGE Navigation AS has selected Ulstein Design & Solutions AS as its partner in developing an X-BOW containership with non-fossil fuel, zero-emissions propulsion

Lars Ståle Skoge, Commercial Director, Ulstein Design & Solutions, added: “This assignment is an ideal project for Ulstein. One of our core values is sustainable growth, and in this project, we develop further the design of container vessels e.g. by using non-fossil fuel propulsion as well as the energy-efficient X-BOW hull design, to achieve the goal of green maritime transport”.

The global containership fleet numbers today about 5,350 ships with about 24MTEU carrying capacity – all with fossil fuel propulsion.

Jakob Tolstrup-Møller, Managing Director - CEO at EDGE Navigation, said: “An energy efficient design is fundamental to all new containership designs. Energy efficiency will be a key component to making the energy transition happen and with Ulstein we have a partner with a strong track record for innovative designs, including its proven X-BOW® solution. Less power needed per container under a wider range of operating scenarios due to the X-BOW will lower the bar for switching into Green Energy propulsion,” he said.

Tolstrup-Møller and Skoge firstly began discussions about X-BOW container vessels more than ten years ago. 

“The energy transition will force a paradigm shift in the maritime industry as shippers / cargo-owners look to eliminate emissions. Consequently, we need to innovate by adapting and combining technology towards achieving zero-emission powering. Given the paramount need to provide for efficient use of energy, the X-BOW is an optimal design solution, and we are working very closely with Ulstein Design & Solutions now to develop an efficient design that allows for innovative green energy power solutions,” said Tolstrup-Møller.

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