The front of the Grieg Edge ship.
News / December 18 2020

Grieg and Wärtsilä to Build Groundbreaking Green Ammonia Tanker


With government support worth 46,3 million NOK, a Norwegian partnership aims to build the world’s first green ammonia fuelled tanker, to ship green ammonia.

Friday the 19th of December, the Norwegian funding scheme Pilot-E confirmed they will support the MS Green Ammonia project with 46,3 million NOK. Grieg Edge and Wärtsilä Norway are jointly running the project to launch the GHG emission-free tanker in 2024.

Grieg Star Group established Grieg Edge as its innovation hub one year ago. The MS Green Ammonia project is its first big venture. The project is a result of a Nordic industrial collaboration group initiated by ZEEDs (Zero Emission Energy Distribution at Sea)

Prototype of the new Grieg Edge ship, powered with green ammonia.

– We regard the funding from Pilot-E as a valuable stamp of approval for our plans. Both Wärtsilä and we feel confident that his project represents the future for the maritime sector. To have the support from the Norwegian Research Council and Innovation Norway is a significant step towards completion, says Nicolay Grieg, Head of Grieg Edge.

Read more about the project and the funding here.