The beneficiary of the money, the ShipFC project, is a consortium of 14 firms and institutions co-ordinated by NCE Maritime CleanTech. The project will involve the modification of Eidesvik Offshore’s “Viking Energy” ship. The vessel has been used by Norwegian energy major Equinor for 17 years. In a statement, Equinor explained that the vessel would take supplies to installations located on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Vermund Hjelland, vice president of technology and development at Eidesvik Offshore, said part of the testing would see the Viking Energy use ammonia in transit between harbour and offshore installations for one year. “Our ambition is that 60 to 70 percent of the energy consumption will come from ammonia during the test period,” he added.
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