Wärtsilä, Solvang join forces to retrofit carrier with CCS


System manufacturer Wärtsilä Exhaust Treatment (Wartsila) has partnered with Norwegian shipping company Solvang ASA (Solvang) to help decarbonise the shipping industry by agreeing to retrofit a carbon capture and storage (CCS) system on Solvang’s Clipper Eos ethylene carrier.

The 21,000 cubic metre (cbm) vessel, owned and operated by Solvang, will have its retrofit design conducted by Wärtsilä while it is undergoing a land-based 1MW (Megawatt) test system at its headquarters in Norway.

This project is intended to contribute to Wärtsilä’s target of a 70% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at the point of exhaust with its pilot unit.

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