General – CO₂ reduction
Energy Transition solutions provider OffshoreTronic reveals their Sustainability Roadmap with an unprecedented CO₂ reduction set called: The Sustainable Installer.
Project director Jeroen Berkhout of OffshoreTronic said: “The industry enters a new era with innovations of green types of fuel solutions such as Ammonia, Methanol and other future E-fuels but these are not fully industrialized and widely available today and will not be so within the next 6-8 years. LNG has been the front runner for years as intermediate solution for CO₂ emission reduction but recently has become caught up in a perfect storm with high LNG gas prices, followed by the recent World bank recommendation to the IMO to pullback from further investments in LNG bunkering infrastructures.”
“OffshoreTronic has now set realistic environmental targets based on today’s existing and proven technologies that are widely available within the industry in three major parts of our operations. The combination of our plans will result in an unprecedented CO₂ reduction as well as other emissions reductions and will make our vessel the cleanest monohull heavy lift crane vessel on the market.”
One – Reduce emissions directly related to the engineering and construction of our new vessels:
An unprecedented 85% reduction on CO₂ emissions during all the shipbuilding processes for our HLCV conversion project. This versus a full newbuild vessel with similar specifications and capabilities. With our vessel conversion project, we will save close to 1.2 million tons of CO₂ and other emission gasses during all the shipyard building processes.
Two – Achieve the maximum possible emission reductions during operations of our vessels:
The emission reductions of CO₂, SOx, NOx, and particulate matters by means of reducing the fuel consumption with proven and presently available solutions and by filtering the exhaust gasses and final capture of the CO₂ emissions.
We will achieve a 30% Fuel reduction by adding heat-recovery installations, hull-modifications and optimizations and re-locations of the main thrusters, electric hybrid systems and adding new green DP software and optimization of power plant performances.
In addition to the above, the capture of 40% CO₂ and full SOx & NOx and particulate matters filtering are in place on the remainder of the fuel consumption after the fuel savings measures.
Three – Creation of the most effective Transportation and Installation methods to reduce operational time and reduce emissions:
Our offshore transportation and installation processes are streamlined to achieve a faster installation time and will reduce indirectly the total fuel consumption and reduce all associated emissions. This in combination with a much higher transportation payload and the unique option of double stacking monopiles will result in less port calls and mobilizations.