“I am pleased that we can participate in realising such a future-oriented project,” said Christian K. Murach, Member of the Management Board of KfW IPEX-Bank at the contract signing. “Here we are developing the environmentally-friendly ‘green’ shipping of the future. This makes not only ecologic, but also economic sense. Moreover, the completion in Rostock will contribute to supporting the shipyards in eastern Germany, in particular in a viable segment that has a long-term, promising future.”
After its delivery at the end of 2012, the ship will operate in Scandinavia and in the Baltic Sea, where in the coming years the emission regulations will be further tightened. Starting in 2015 the emissions in this region may only contain 0.1% sulphur gases, and shipping will then only possible with LNG-powered or emission-reducing filters.
Source: KfW IPEX-Bank