Yara and KONGSBERG won the Norwegian Industry Climate Prize for developing the world's first emission-free and autonomous container ship.

  • Ove Ronny Haraldsen
    Group Communication Manager

“This is an award we are very proud of and that we want to share with all the partners who have contributed in this innovative project,” says Geir Håøy, CEO of KONGSBERG.

KONGSBERG is responsible for developing and supplying all key technology on board Yara Birkeland, including control systems, sensors and necessary integration for remote and autonomous operations, as well as electrical propulsion, battery and control systems.


“This is a great acknowledgment. With Yara Birkeland, we set a new standard for future shipping, which will be characterized by more autonomous, remote and sustainable propulsion solutions. The ship is packed with advanced technology from Kongsberg Maritime, and in addition we have benefited from the expertise and technology developed across the Kongsberg Group. It is therefore extra pleasing to receive this award, “said Egil Haugsdal, President of Kongsberg Maritime.

The Norwegian Industry Climate Prize has been awarded since 2014 is a collaboration between NHO, NTNU and ZERO. There were 20 nominations divided into 18 different actions.