Decarbonizing marine transportOur oceans and seas are at the front line of climate change. Decarbonizing marine transport is both important and complex. We are partnering with customers to develop propulsion solutions for marine vessels, making them environmentally friendly and economically efficient. When it comes to marine, there is no one size fits all – that’s why we offer tailor-made systems for vessels across Europe. From academic research vessels and icebreakers to superyachts and ferries, our solutions help to increase safety, reduce costs, lower emissions, and raise vessel value.
Action is needed
World emissions must be reduced by 50% and the maritime sector contributes 3% of global greenhouse gases emissions. Hence, we need to revolutionize the energy consumption in the marine industry. Considering that 81% of the world's 91,000 ships are small or medium-sized, with today's technology they can be converted to electric or hybrid electric. This would drastically cut emissions, besides saving fuel and maintenance costs.
For instance, battery hybrid solutions for ships could provide up to 90 % reduction in fuel consumption and emissions for vessels, benefiting the environment and the climate.
Vessels in Europe play a crucial role in logistics, but they are also a vital part in connecting communities: that’s why decarbonizing the marine sector means creating long-lasting value.
A study on the electrification of the European Ferry Fleet
A study conducted by Siemens Energy and the non-profit environmental organization Bellona shows that Europe can reduce CO2-emissions in key countries by nearly 50 percent.
This would save 800.000 tons of CO2 each year, thanks to already available technologies.
How can we decarbonize our seas? Let’s hear the voice of one of our young engineers, fighting climate change from the Offshore Marine Center in Trondheim
"As a technology supplier and development partner, Siemens Energy takes a holistic responsibility that makes us confident in the new technology"
Øyvind Lund, CEO of Bastø Fosen