Yara Birkeland design revealed and test model demonstrated for the first time

A six-meter long model of the final design of the autonomous and zero emission container vessel “Yara Birkeland” was launched in SINTEF Ocean’s 80 meter long sea laboratory in Trondheim, Norway this week.

In May, Yara announced the partnership with technology company Kongsberg to build the world’s first electric container ship. Its design, developed by Marin Teknikk, has now been revealed.

“With this new autonomous battery-driven container vessel we move transport from road to sea and thereby reduce noise and dust emissions, improve the safety of local roads, and reduce emissions,” says President and CEO of Yara, Svein Tore Holsether. “It was a special moment in Trondheim when, together with our partners — Kongsberg, Marin Teknikk , SINTEF and ENOVA — we witness the design and demonstration of a miniature Yara Birkeland for the first time.”

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