Solstad Farstad ASA

09/14/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/14/2020 07:30

Working together with Westcon towards a greener future

14.09.2020

Solstad Offshore ASA and Westcon Power & Automation As have signed a cooperation agreement to further develop environmental and sustainable technologies.

The past years Solstad has installed green battery hybrid packages onboard 7 vessels and facilitated for numerous vessels to connect to shore power. This contributes to lower vessel emissions and reduce our footprint on the environment. Westcon Power & Automation AS has been a reliable partner for many of these projects and to strengthen our cooperation further a frame agreement is now in place.

Solstad's journey to become carbon neutral by 2050 is one step closer with this agreement.

Tor Inge Dale, Chief Operating Officer in Solstad

With more than 100 modern vessels Solstad Offshore is one of the largest, greenest and most capable offshore shipping companies in the world. The fleet and expertise provide our partners in the offshore energy industry with the operational power, safety and reliability they need to grow their operations but with a lowest possible environmental impact. The size of the fleet allows Solstad Offshore to leverage best practice innovations and transfer the practice to other vessels.

To reach climate neutral operations by 2050 is an ambitious target. Year to date we have achieved a decarbonization of 20% and we are continuously evaluating measures of improvement through our sustainability program. This frame agreement is a steppingstone to reach our target including UN sustainable development goals 13 - Climate action.

Tor Inge Dale, Chief Operating Officer in Solstad

Westcon Power & Automation AS is a world leading system provider of hybrid- and fully electric solutions. We are working closely with designers, customers and partners to reduce fuel consumption and emissions to secure a sustainable energy future.

Our business goal is to be one of the leaders of green sustainable solutions for the energy- and maritime industry. We are very proud to work closely with Solstad and we are looking forward to contribute with innovative solutions to lower the vessel emissions and reduce the footprint on the environment.

Gunvald Mortvedt, CEO in Westcon Power & Automation AS

Solstad Offshore ASA has during more than 50 years built up a strong global presence within the offshore energy market through its headquarter in Skudeneshavn, Norway and 9 branch offices located in 8 countries. The company consist of 3 800 experienced personnel and more than 100 modern vessels.