Norwegian energy giant Equinor has announced it has successfully reduced CO2 emissions from its logistical operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) by 600,000 tonnes since 2011.

According to a statement outlining the company’s ambitions to halve emissions in the NCS supply chain by 2030, Equinor has reduced total emissions by 37% since 2011 and emissions adjusted for reduced activity by 26%.

This 600,000 tonnes of reduced CO2, including from helicopters and vessels used for storage, rig moves, supply and emergency response, is the same amount as annual emissions from all vehicles in Oslo.

Equinor also said that it plans to work with supply chain manager NorSea to open a shore-to-ship power supply station at its Dusavik supply base. The base is designed to provide shore power to vessels contracted to Equinor and charge their onboard batteries. Currently, 13 Equinor supply vessels have installed shore power systems, with a further five vessels being prepared this year.

Equinor joint operations head Phillipe F. Mathieu said: “We need broad cooperation if we are to reduce emissions from our supply chain. Equinor plays a key role in this effort, as we have many suppliers who must be team players if we are to cut emissions.

“We influence operations by our management of day-to-day activities, commercially by rewarding low emissions in contracts and strategically by supporting a business that utilises vessels, vehicles and helicopters in a proper way.”

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In addition to Dusavik, shore-to-ship power supply stations have been installed at supply bases in Mongstad, Florø, Hammerfest and Møre og Romsdal throughout 2018. These developments have been supported by the NorSea Group and its subsidiaries, with financial support from US-based multinational Enova.

Mathieu added: “We have an ambition of moving all vessels on long-term contract with us to shore power because we have seen that it is an efficient tool for reducing emissions. We note that shipowners, crews, base companies and authorities are strongly committed and willing to prepare for operation and infrastructure that will help reduce emissions.”