There is no doubt that zero emissions is the end-game. It’s ambitious, but unless you set yourself tough targets there will be no real progress. To get there, you need a clear vision and a plan.
WWL has created the vessel E/S Orcelle and the marine terminal Castor Green Terminal as the clear and compelling visions for a zero-emission future.
The E/S Orcelle does not release any emissions into the atmosphere or into the ocean. It uses renewable energy sources and fuel cells to generate the energy required to power the vessel. Its highly advanced design provides optimum cargo capacity to transport cars and other goods around the world more efficiently.
No ballast water – no emissions
The E/S Orcelle represents our vision for zero-emission car carrying. The idea combines fuel cells, wind, solar and wave power to propel the vessel, that will need no oil or ballast water. A car-carrier like this will never be built in its entirety but we hope to see some of the elements in future generation of vessels.
What’s in a name?
The E/S Orcelle is named after the Irrawaddy dolphin, or Orcelle in French. WWF, the global conservation organisation includes the dolphin, which resembles the beluga whale, among the world's critically endangered species. The abbreviation, E/S, stands for Environmentally sound Ship.
Castor Green: Low consumption – no emissions
The Castor Green terminal is a terminal and processing center that will not release any emissions into the air, land or ocean.
As an environmental forerunner, we are developing the Castor Green Terminal to extend our Zero Emissions ambition and proactive environmental policies from our ocean operations to our port and land activities.
To achieve this vision, we will build upon proven solutions and technologies from our experiences operating terminals and VPCs across the globe, such as photovoltaic solar panels and wind turbine installations.
A highly advanced building design coupled with a lean production environment will ensure that cars, trucks, agricultural and construction equipment and other goods are handled and processed in the most environmentally sensitive manner.