Bergen Engines Chosen for Advanced Eco-Friendly Vessels

Four New Vessels Set to Transform Short-Sea Shipping with Low Emissions and High Efficiency

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Bergen, Norway —Bergen Engines proudly announces a significant contract with Huanghai Shipyard in China for the engine scope of four short-sea Multi-Purpose Vessels (MPVs), each with a deadweight tonnage (dwt) of 7000. This contract marks a major milestone in the collaboration between Bergen Engines, Skarv Shipping, and LMG Marin, all based in Bergen, Norway.

Sustainable Maritime Innovation
Skarv Shipping, a newly established joint venture between Peak Group and Grieg Edge, will own these state-of-the-art vessels. Designed by LMG Marin, these ships represent a new era in sustainable maritime transport, reflecting the combined expertise and innovation of the Bergen-based maritime community.

Bergen Engines will supply four Bergen C25:33L6A generator sets, which feature a modularized design that simplifies maintenance for cost-effective operation. Renowned for reliability and performance, the Bergen C25:33L includes variable valve timing that guarantees optimal efficiency and transient performance, even during part-load operation, while maintaining low emissions. Additionally, the generator sets will feature variable speed technology to optimize fuel consumption; valuable for reducing operational costs and lowering emissions.

A standout feature of this contract is Bergen Engines’ commitment to future-proofing their technology. Over the next five years, Bergen Engines aims to convert these engines from diesel to ammonia operation, pending the owner’s decision. This initiative underscores their dedication to achieving net carbon zero and highlights their role as a key player in the road toward future fuels.

Innovative Vessel Design
The vessels will boast advanced capabilities such as open-top options for high vertical cargo, wide deck widths, heavy-duty hatches, intermediate decks, forward accommodation for enhanced visibility, and increased deck space to protect cargo. These features make the vessels ideal for transporting medium-sized modules and components for the renewable energy industry, including wind turbines.

Jan Øivind Svardal, CEO of Skarv Shipping, expressed his enthusiasm: “These ships are far more climate-friendly than those currently in the coastal market in Europe, with very low fuel consumption. They represent a significant step toward a sustainable future for shipping.”

Jan-Petter Slethaug, Chair of Skarv and CEO of Peak Group, added: “You will be able to transport your cargo with significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions while achieving remarkable efficiency in cargo handling and costs.”

Collaborative Effort
Bergen Engines’ Sr. Sales Manager, Asle Lohne, praised the collaboration: “We greatly appreciate the excellent discussions we’ve had with both LMG Marin and Skarv. Their proactive and engaged approach has been instrumental in optimizing and finding the best solutions for this project.”

Contract details include the construction of four MPVs of 7,000 dwt, with an option for two more. The first ship is scheduled for delivery in Q3 2025, followed by the others at four-month intervals. These vessels are designed to support the renewable energy industry and are highly versatile for various short-sea project class transports.

Facts about the Vessels:
Length: 108.2m
Beam: 18.1m
Cargo Loading Capacity: 6,650 t.
Hold volume: 10,120 m3.
Cargo Area (open deck): 1,600m2

Jordan Paquet
+47 555 36 000
Bergen Engines produces medium-speed liquid and gas fueled engines and generator sets are supplied to a broad range of land-based, commercial marine, and naval applications. The Bergen name is a watchword for quality and reliability in its field.
The tradition of engineering in Bergen, Norway, dates to 1855 when the original company Bergen Mekaniske Verksted (BMV) was founded. In 1946, the company built its first diesel engine and has since commissioned over 7,500 of its iconic liquid and gas fueled engines. Around half of them are still in operation today; such is the quality and reliability of a Bergen engine.
Formerly Rolls-Royce Bergen Engines, on 31st December 2021, the company became part of the privately owned British engineering group, Langley Holdings plc.

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