Connecting Heerema Marine Contractors' fleet to the grid by sustainable energy will provide a significant reduction in terms of emissions and noise. Due to the fact the diesel generators will be switched off shortly after the vessel is moored, nearly all emissions – CO2, NOX, SOX and PM – will be eliminated by Heerema in the channel. In the future, even more vessels could be connected to the grid to reduce the (carbon) footprint even further. In addition to the emissions saved, noise generation will be reduced significantly too.
In order to realize this project, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed on the 7th of July 2018 with Heerema, Eneco and the Port of Rotterdam.
This day and age, society is pushing towards a carbon neutral and sustainable future. The Paris Agreement is being shaped into tangible laws and regulations on (inter)national levels. In the Netherlands, society is switching from using gas to electricity. Large oil and gas majors are explicitly asking for “carbon-initiatives” and require contractors to reduce their carbon footprint. Heerema Marine Contractors is willing to go beyond compliance.
We believe that together, by freely and openly sharing information, we create a sustainable and economically feasible business case that is a win-win situation for everyone involved. Each partner in the consortium has knowledge and abilities to strengthen the case. We have divided the partners into maritime and public partners, facilitators and service providers.