As an example, the EU has committed 530 MEURs for its Waterborne Transport Partnership from 2021-2027. In addition, the European Marine Industry has agreed to investments worth 3,3 BEUR. All with the goal of developing and implementing decarbonizing solutions for ocean and river transport in the EU.
ABB’s role as a technology provider is to partner with owners, operators, and yards to help select the right technologies for their vessels and operations, and help build ships that both lower emissions now, but also keep the options open for further emission avoidance in the future. Together, we can make sure that we leave a smaller footprint behind.
For ocean going vessels the range of applicable technologies is not clear-cut yet, but alternative fuels and emission avoidance actions are developing fast. For coastal and river-going vessels operating on shorter routes, there are mature decarbonizing technologies in place, such as DC grid power, energy storage and shore connections.