The Oslo Euronext Growth listed Norwegian company HAV Group, announced at the Nor-Shipping 2023, that they have launched a commercial initiative with solutions for emission reduction in the short sea transport.

It is mentioned, that the HAV Group offers ship design services through HAV Design, sustainable energy, propulsion, automation and NavCom systems through Norwegian Electric Systems, Hydrogen and ammonia-based energy systems through HAV Hydrogen, and finally water treatment systems through Norwegian Greentech.

By combining technologies and competence from all its subsidiary companies, HAV Group has launched a commercial initiative to provide complete solutions for emission reduction in short sea transport.

The company state in the announcement, that via study of AIS data and analyzing specific vessels’ typical operations profile, and with utilizing the combined, complementary competence and technologies of its subsidiary companies, HAV Group can develop dedicated short sea cargo designs as well as fuel and energy conversion solutions that optimize total cost of operation while also reducing emissions with technologies available to realize its zero-emission short sea ambition.

The CEO of HAV Group ASA, Gunnar Larsen, says that “HAV Group is an enabler of green transition at sea. We see that short sea transport could, and probably should, lead the way with regards to fast-tracking zero emission shipping. However, this is a challenging regulatory, technological and economic landscape to navigate, so we have pooled our expert resources together to offer advice on everything from vessel design to which energy carriers and propulsion systems owners of short sea cargo vessels should choose.”  The company also mention that such input is tailor-made and developed in close collaboration with the shipowners.