Alfa Laval has joined the Getting to Zero Coalition, a co-ordinated effort to fight climate change
The company said it is committed to introducing zero-emissions vessels by 2030 as part of efforts to meet IMO’s decarbonisation goals.
Alfa Laval Marine Division president Sameer Kalra said “Stopping climate change is not only the greatest challenge of our generation, but also an obligation to the generations that will follow.”
He added “Just as marine business spans the world, we must partner across the industry to tackle the global problem of greenhouse gas emissions. Together we can – and will – lead the way to positive change.”
The industry has identified zero-emissions vehicles as crucial to reducing emissions. However, since ships have a lifetime of 20 years or more, these vessels must begin entering the global fleet by 2030 for a 50% reduction to be achieved by 2050. There will need to be a scalable infrastructure available to provide them with zero-carbon energy sources.
Mr Kalra said these demands are “daunting, but clear” adding “Alfa Laval has a long history of collaborating with others to meet seemingly insurmountable challenges, not least when it comes to the environment. This challenge will be no exception. Through the Getting to Zero Coalition, we will work in both familiar and new constellations, bringing our full experience, our broad portfolio of marine technologies and our considerable R&D resources to the table. We are committed and we are determined.
The Getting to Zero Coalition, which was established in September 2019 at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, is an initiative of the Global Maritime Forum, the World Economic Forum and Friends of Ocean Action.
The coalition has seen a steady increase in its membership numbers and now has over 80 partners.