Today, Bakkafrost and MEST Shipyard have signed a contract on the construction of a fully electric workboat. The contract was signed at Bakkafrost’ s headquarters at Glyvrar.
The workboat is solely based on electric power from batteries and will be charged during hours with maximal “green” power production.
Regin Jacobsen, CEO at Bakkafrost, is pleased with the signing of the contract.
“At Bakkafrost we have a goal to reduce our GHG-emissions by 50% by 2030. We continuously set ourselves ambitious goals regarding our environmental impact, and thus we are continuously looking for visionary projects that contribute to the green transition.
With this project we hope to inspire and provide important knowledge to the industry. Ships and boats play an important role in the Faroe Islands, and it is also in this sector that we find the biggest potential to reduce the overall Faroese GHG-emissions. We hope that this project will inspire the industry to begin the green transition of the maritime sector”, says Regin Jacobsen.
The project to build a fully electric workboat is a result of the Faroese presidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers and is part of a larger project which aims to find energy solutions that utilize the production of energy in remote areas in a more sustainable way.
The Faroese energy company SEV participates in the project by providing a system that ensures that the workboat is charged in the most sustainable way.
The construction of the workboat is expected to be completed in December 2021.