HURTIGRUTEN’S Norwegian Coastal Express is planning its first emission-free ship by 2030, as part of a project called ‘Sea Zero’.

The company has partnered with leading research organisation SINTEF to create zero emission ships for the Norwegian coast.

Hurtigruten is currently upgrading its existing fleet through what is one of the biggest modernisation programs in the industry, with a goal to see carbon dioxide emissions cut by 25%, and nitrogen oxide by 80%.

“We are excited to announce our most ambitious sustainability initiative to date: creating solutions for zero emission passenger ships, using the Norwegian coast as the ideal case,” said Hurtigruten Group Chief Executive Officer Daniel Skjeldam.