OffshoreTronic Reveals Plan for Sustainability Reduction

October 25, 2021 | Maritime | Energy Facts Staff Writer | 4min

OffshoreTronic reveals their Sustainability Roadmap with an unprecedented CO₂ reduction

Energy Transition solutions provider OffshoreTronic has set their new Sustainability Roadmap for their construction and operation of one of the most advanced Heavy lift Crane Vessels: The Sustainable Installer

“Why wait for tomorrow if you can reduce your fuel consumptions and Capture CO₂ emissions today? “said Project director Jeroen Berkhout of OffshoreTronic. “Our 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 their new Vessels:

An unprecedented 85% reduction on CO₂ emissions during all the shipbuilding processes for our Heavy lift Crane Vessel conversion project. This versus a full Newbuild Vessel with similar specifications and capabilities. With their Vessel Conversion project, they can save close to 1.2 million Tons of CO₂ and other Emission gasses during all the Shipyard building processes such as: Steel production and fabrication of all other shipbuilding materials, transportations of all components to Shipyards, and the final assembly and construction of the Vessel.

Two – Achieve the maximum possible emission reductions during operations of their 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.
They can 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. For the CO₂ capture, OffshoreTronic has selected the Filtree ® System of the Rotterdam based company Value Maritime. While others are still in testing phase, Value Maritime can supply today a 15 MW exhaust gas Filtering system with a new innovative and patented technology to remove and capture CO₂ emission gasses. By using three of their plug-and-play Filtree ® Systems, that will fit perfectly on their Vessels, OffshoreTronic has selected a very cost-efficient ADD-ON system that will be installed without major modifications to the Vessel.

Three – Creation of the most effective Transportation and Installation methods to reduce operational time and reduce emissions:

OffshoreTronic´s 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.