Written by: Thomas Myhre

Published: October 20, 2023, 15:56 | Last modified: October 20, 2023, 16:12

Polarkonsult is proud of the design of MV Vigdis H

Harstad, 23.10.2023 – Local shipping company Seaworks is taking a significant step into the future with its new flagship MV Vigdis H, designed by Harstad-based firm Polarkonsult. The vessel is a groundbreaking project that sets the standard for environmental friendliness and innovation in shipping.

Reduced local emissions by 100%

MV Vigdis H, named after the founder of Seaworks, Vigdis Hokland, has just commenced its voyage from the shipyard in China to Harstad. Valued at approximately 160 million, the ship is expected to be in service from the new year. With a length of 79.5 meters and a cargo capacity of 3,800 deadweight tons, the ship will have a crew of six and one apprentice.

«This delivery marks a significant addition to the fleet and represents a huge leap forward in our fleet renewal,» says CEO of Seaworks, Østen Mortvedt. «It’s both joyful and inspiring for the entire organization that we are taking future environmental demands seriously with this vessel.»

The forward-looking vessel is powered by liquefied natural gas and has an installed battery bank for hybrid operation, enabling all-electric loading and unloading, and reducing local emissions by 100 percent. This initiative is in line with Seaworks’ commitment to significantly reduce its environmental footprint.

«By utilizing advanced technology and environmentally friendly solutions, MV Vigdis H will be able to replace approximately 1.5 million liters of diesel each year», says CEO of Polarkonsult, Thomas Myhre, «This marks a critical point in the industry’s transition to greener solutions.»

In addition, Seaworks has entered into a letter of intent with Rå Biopark for the supply of liquefied biogas, a 100 percent climate-neutral fuel derived from household and commercial energy.

«Our collaboration with Rå Biopark underscores our commitment to the circular economy, the development of modern technology, and local value creation,» continues Mortvedt.

Polarkonsult is proud to have designed MV Vigdis H, a ship that not only meets today’s demands but also prepares for future challenges.

With MV Vigdis H en route north, Seaworks and Polarkonsult eagerly await its arrival and the subsequent positive impact it will have on the environment and the local economy.

Photo of MV Vigdis H, 2023
Photo: Seaworks

Being a part of this project has been exciting. Seaworks’ commitment to environmental responsibility and innovation reflects our values at Polarkonsult, and we are thrilled to see MV Vigdis H set sail. – says Thomas Myhre

Video of MV Vigdis H, 2023
Photo: Seaworks

About Polarkonsult:

Polarkonsult, based in Harstad, is a prominent consultancy specializing in innovative ship design and maritime engineering services. Since 1974, the company has cemented its position in the industry by combining advanced technology with sustainable principles, helping clients around the world navigate towards a greener future. 

With a dedicated team of experienced engineers and designers, Polarkonsult strives to deliver solutions that not only meet but exceed customer expectations and current industrial standards. The company’s commitment to environmental responsibility is evident in their projects, like MV Vigdis H, which represents a new era of environmentally friendly ships that contribute to reducing the global carbon footprint.

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