Reducing emissions with new supply vessel
Wintershall Dea will reduce annual emissions on supply vessel services to the Brage platform by up to 30 percent, when “Viking Princess” goes on contract in December.
The new contract with Eidesvik Offshore ASA for supply vessel services to the Brage platform, supports Wintershall Dea’s continuous effort to reduce emissions from its activities on the Norwegian Continental shelf.
“We are very satisfied with having secured the “Viking Princess” as our supply vessel for Brage. The state-of-the-art vessel will enable us to reduce CO2-emissons by up to 2400 tonnes a year, the equivalent of running 1200 cars”, said Alv Solheim, Managing Director of Wintershall Dea Norge.
The 90 metre long and 24 metre wide “Viking Princess” has dual fuel capacity (MGO and LNG) and a battery package for effective energy management.
In addition to serving Brage, “Viking Princess” will provide services to the nearby Veslefrikk, and Statfjord A, B, and C platforms through a collaboration agreement with Equinor, which since starting in May this year, already has substantially increased the efficiency of the logistics in the area.
“We are always looking for ways to make our operations more efficient both in terms of cost and environmental footprint. Contracting the “Viking Princess” is yet another step in the right direction” said Børge Nerland, Wintershall Dea Vice President for Production.