Posted on February 12, 2024
The Stril Mar, a ship owned by Simon Møkster Shipping, has been transformed into a hybrid vessel with the innovative e-SEAMatic® BLUE system. This upgrade allows the ship to switch between traditional fuel and battery power, significantly reducing emissions and enhancing energy efficiency. This collaborative project between multiple suppliers, including SEAM, Brunvoll, and Westcon Yards, demonstrates the power of collective action in addressing environmental challenges and marks a significant step towards sustainable shipping.
In 2016, Simon Møkster Shipping took the helm of the Stril Mar, a vessel originally constructed by Astilleros Gondan in Spain.
Fast forward to the present, and this ship has undergone a remarkable transformation, becoming a hybrid vessel with the innovative e-SEAMatic® BLUE hybrid system from SEAM. This upgrade not only enhances energy efficiency but also significantly reduces the environmental impact.
A New Era of Sustainable Shipping
The e-SEAMatic® BLUE hybrid system, installed in a containerized solution, offers a flexible and space-saving option for offshore shipowners. This system allows the ship to switch between traditional fuel and battery power, reducing emissions and increasing efficiency.
The project involved multiple suppliers, including Brunvoll, who provided their new DP system, and Westcon Yards, a major Norwegian shipyard, which contributed to the successful completion of the project.
The collaboration between Simon Møkster Shipping, SEAM, Brunvoll, and Westcon Yards demonstrates the power of collective action in addressing environmental challenges. The upgrade of the Stril Mar marks a significant step towards sustainable shipping and showcases the potential of hybrid systems in reducing emissions.
A Commitment to a Greener Future
Møkster Shipping’s commitment to sustainable shipping extends beyond the Stril Mar. The company plans to convert more vessels to hybrid systems as part of their pledge to reduce emissions by 40% by 2030. This decision reflects a broader trend in the shipping industry, as more companies recognize the urgent need to address their environmental impact.
As the world grapples with the realities of climate change, the shipping industry is increasingly looking towards sustainable solutions. The transformation of the Stril Mar serves as a beacon of hope, demonstrating that it is possible to balance economic growth with environmental responsibility.
The story of the Stril Mar is not just about a ship’s upgrade. It’s about the potential for innovation to drive change, the power of collaboration, and the commitment to a greener future. As more vessels follow in the Stril Mar’s wake, we can look forward to a more sustainable shipping industry, one that prioritizes both profit and planet.
In a world where the consequences of inaction are all too clear, the Stril Mar stands as a testament to the possibility of a different path—one that leads towards a more sustainable and responsible future.