Copenhagen’s Njord, a green technology business founded by Maersk Tankers, teams up with family-owned shipping company Hartmann Group, in a green tech partnership for twelve bulk carriers.

The partnership involves Njord designing and installing tailormade packages of energy-saving devices on twelve bulk carriers owned by Hartmann Group.

The goal is to boost energy efficiency and cut fuel consumption and emissions of between 5 and 10%.

“Navigating the energy transition is complex, but we believe that keeping the existing fleet running for longer while making them as efficient as possible, is an important part of the solution,” said Niels Dr. Hartmann, chief executive officer of Hartmann Group.

“To that end, we have partnered with Njord to help us assess our energy saving potential and install the right combination of technologies for each individual vessel.”

The installations will begin in 2024 and will include technologies such as propeller enhancements, hull improvements, engine optimisation, and autologging.

Most of the installations will be done during operation to ensure minimal downtime for the vessels.

“We are proud to have been chosen as green tech partner for Hartmann Group, a very reputable name in the industry,” noted Frederik Pind, managing director at Njord. “We are confident that our knowledge of the vast technology landscape and expertise in integrating those during installation will boost the energy efficiency of their vessels and extend their tradability.”