FIVE-STAR ENVIRONMENTAL RATING FOR VIIKKI & HAAGA
Our climate-smart newbuildings Viikki and Haaga received the best five-star environmental rating from Clean Shipping Index.
Clean Shipping Index is an independent system to verify vessels’ environmental performance. It’s a non-profit organization and the methodology used is evaluated by the technical committee of experts and researchers.
The Clean Shipping Index evaluation of a vessel’s environmental performance is comprehensive and takes into account emissions to air and sea. It evaluates direct exhaust gas emissions, chemicals used as well as water and waste management onboard.
“This independent verification proves our innovative new vessels offer our clients the greenest and most sustainable shipping solution currently available in the market”, comments Managing Director Mikki Koskinen.
Powered by liquefied natural gas, Viikki and Haaga are the most environmentally friendly bulk carriers in the world. Use of LNG and efficient machinery result in low emissions to the air and ballast water treatment system and cargo hold wash water recovery system minimize emissions to the sea.
Recently there has been a lot of discussion about possible methane slip from LNG-engines. In order to verify the actual emissions from newbuildings, Aeromon performed real-time measurements of the dual fueled main engine of m/s Haaga in October-November 2019.
Measurement equipment was installed in the main engine exhaust pipe measuring carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), carbon monoxide (CO), nitric oxide (NO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions. Based on the results from the onboard emission measurements, it is noted that there are hardly any methane emissions from the 2-stroke main engine.