Skarv Delivery Options, a Norwegian three way partnership between Peak Group and Grieg Edge, has positioned an order at Huanghai Shipbuilding in China for as much as eight 7,000 dwt multipurpose vessels.

The agency deal agreed is for 4 ships, with an choice for an additional two plus two models. The primary vessel will likely be delivered within the third quarter of 2025, with the others in four-month intervals.

LMG Marin, a Bergen-based subsidiary of Seatrium, previously Sembcorp Marine, has designed the ships to be prepared for ammonia or methanol, batteries, a shore-power system, peak shaving with a dynamic propeller drive system, and a high-voltage switchboard ready for future inexperienced energy manufacturing like gasoline cell applied sciences and elevated battery capability.

“These ships are much more climate-friendly than what we see within the shortsea market in Europe right now, with a really low gasoline consumption. They aren’t what we think about is the ultimate local weather resolution for transport, however they’re a large step in the suitable course,” mentioned Jan Øivind Svardal, CEO of Skarv.

The vessels may have lodging in entrance and open-top performance enabling the motion of excessive vertical cargo, a large deck beam for further cargo consumption, heavy-duty hatches, and tweendecks.

Skarv, which has but to repair the vessels, mentioned that this might make them superb for the transport of mid-size modules and wind turbine elements, however that they’ll nonetheless have flexibility appropriate for nearly every kind of shortsea mission cargo transport.