Zero Emissions

Working towards emission free operations


Solstad Green Operations

Solstad Green Operations (SGO) is a fuel saving program. With the help of both clients and crew, we’ve been able to save as much as 15-20% fuel during operations. If a vessel manages to save minimum 500 liters (0.5 m3) of fuel per day in an environmental initiative, this is recorded as a Solstad Green Operation in our records.

The Solstad Green Operations program was introduced in 2009, and has been a great success – not least thanks to the crew on all our vessels that have contributed immensely. We have set the standard for others to follow when it comes to efficient and environmentally friendly offshore shipping, but there’s still a long way to go.

Our target is clear: Zero emissions

Did you know that one Solstad Green Operation (SGO) saves a minimum of 500 liters of fuel? In fact it’s enough energy to power the average US household for 6 months …

… or to drive an electric car from our headquarters in Skudeneshavn, Norway almost all the way to every Solstad office around the World if there was a road that long.

The average global CO₂ emissions are 5 tonnes per capita per year.

21 %

Increased fuel efficiency

1 085 903

CO2 tons saved

211 134

SGO’s conducted

2009 – 2021

Reaching our goal

In order to achieve our goal of complete carbon neutrality by 2050, we have no time to waste. We’re already working hard to reduce our emissions as much as possible with the technologies currently available to us, and we’ve seen some very encouraging results from our Solstad Green Operations program. Our first obstacle is to reach 50 % reduction by 2030.


As more and more environmentally friendly technologies become available and commercially sustainable, we expect to see an exponential growth in our capacity to cut emissions. Some techs are already implemented, such as battery packs, LNG, shore power and others are just around the corner. Solstad will be at the front of the pack zeroing in on zero emissions by making use of these technologies.

Our footprint

When SGO was initiated we started to track our footprint and it became a new way of thinking. Thanks to the new mindset we have been able to save tons of fuel for our clients and our planet. Recording our footprint is key in the work towards reaching zero emission by 2050 and we started to collect emission data long before it was “cool”.

We believe in being transparent and have therefore decided share our data with the public.

Average active vessels

Including vessels on management.
* Increased fleet due to merger in 2017
**Including Aqua vessels

Recorded data

Ecological Impact

We acknowledge that we do have a negative effect on life below and above water. We also embrace the fact that we are obligated to work constructively to minimize negative impact to our environment. 

Since 2009 when Solstad Green Operations was initiated we have been working thoroughly and systematically with emission reductions. Ecological impact both over and under water has been our focus areas for years and we have therefore selected the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals number 13 – Climate actions, 14 – Life Below Water to be among our top priorities moving forward.

By embracing the 13th UN Development Goal – Climate Action. That will give us a common ground to stand on while building resilience and adaptive capacity. 

We can thank our ocean for many things, rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, the food we eat and the oxygen we breathe. The ocean drives global systems that makes the earth habitable for humankind.

That is why the “Life Below Water” goal is so important to Solstad and at same time makes us obligated to reduce our negative impact as much as possible.

The Getting to Zero Coalition is a powerful alliance of more than 90 companies within the maritime, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors, supported by key governments and IGOs. The Coalition is committed to getting commercially viable deep sea zero emission vessels powered by zero emission fuels into operation by 2030 – maritime shipping’s moon-shot ambition

NCE Maritime Cleantech

The cluster organisation uses the Norwegian maritime expertise, built up over generations, as a springboard for the development of new energy-efficient and environmental friendly technologies.

NCE Maritime CleanTech shall strengthen the cluster partners’ competitiveness by developing and launching innovative solutions for energy-efficient and clean maritime activities.

Ship Recycle

Solstad Offshore supports the requirements structured around the Hong Kong Convention, we will respect all applicable regulations and guidelines for labour, human rights, anti-corruptions and sound waste management. 


Zero Incidents

Zero Incidents

Zero Tolerance

Zero Tolerance