General – sustainability
Hendrik Veder Group increases sustainability by reusing, repairing or recycling used synthetic ropes and slings.
With raw materials becoming increasingly scarce due to the global pandemic, the company is offering Dutch offshore installation companies a helping hand with the recycling of rejected synthetic ropes into basic raw materials.
Egbert Vennik, CEO of Hendrik Veder Group, says: “Currently, rejected synthetic ropes are disposed of and incinerated. Maritime and offshore companies incur substantial costs to dispose of their rope waste, and which is also harmful for the environment.”
The Rotterdam-based company focuses on supporting companies to become more sustainable. Vennik says: “The solution we’ve developed enables us to extend the service life of synthetic ropes and slings. We do this by replacing or repairing broken or worn parts, such as the sling covers.”
In some cases, used lifting equipment or mooring lines may be beyond repair. “By turning those unrepairable synthetic ropes back into new raw materials, we create a circular solution that promotes sustainability. This is important, because we’re seeing that sustainability is quickly becoming a requirement in tendering processes. Another advantage is that this approach helps ensure continuity. By reusing raw materials locally, we’re less dependent on long supply chains, which have proven to be unreliable recently.”
Van Oord is one of the first companies to embrace this sustainable approach. The company now partners with Hendrik Veder Group to take care of its inventory management, maintenance, certification and transport of lifting equipment.
“Thanks to our cooperation with Hendrik Veder Group, we now have a transparent, cost-effective way to increase sustainability. Soon, we will start using Hendrik Veder Group’s sustainability dashboard, which will show us exactly how much we are saving in terms of costs and CO2 emissions,” a spokesperson from Van Oord said.