On 1 January 2020, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) will implement the new fuel sulphur regulation. Sulphur 2020 is arguably the most impactful environmental regulation to date in ocean transportation and has far-reaching technical, commercial and operational consequences. It’s widely acknowledged that the regulations have significant consequences for both ship owners and their customers.
Ludo van Hijfte and Haije Stigter started more than two years ago with the start-up Fizzy Transition Ventures. Both with a different background, but with shared ideals and knowledge in the oil and gas world in which they have earned their spurs at Shell. Experience that helps them achieve their ideals. “We offer companies the opportunity to drastically reduce their CO2 emissions within a few years.”
“We are on the eve of a new system jump. Instead of ironing the sails that give way to engines - the previous system jump - in a few years we will exchange the diesel engines. A green revolution in shipping”, according to Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen at the signing of the Green Deal Maritime, Inland Shipping and Ports in June 2019. In this agreement it has been agreed that the shipping sector will reduce emissions of harmful substances and CO2 in the coming years.
The Ballast Water Management Convention came into force in 2017 and applies to all seagoing vessels that carry ballast water. It requires these vessels to be equipped with a ballast water treatment system. The Convention has had far-reaching consequences for Wagenborg, with its fleet of around 180 vessels, as it has for many other shipping companies. We talked to Mike Settels about the process of installing a ballast water treatment system on board the Reggeborg.
Lower power output, greater efficiency and smarter shipping: for now, that’s the approach Wagenborg is taking towards the energy transition. “And in the meantime, we’ll be thinking very hard and testing fuel alternatives.” Fleet Manager Theo Klimp talks to us about accepting responsibility in these unusual times.
On 1 January 2020, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) will implement the new fuel Sulphur regulation. Sulphur 2020 is arguably the most impactful environmental regulation to date in ocean transport and has far-reaching technical, commercial and operational consequences. We spoke to Sebastiaan Verstappen, Senior Chartering Operator and responsible for bunker procurement at Wagenborg, to find out more.
After a tender procedure, Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) and Shell UK Exploration & Production (Shell UK) have signed a contract with Wagenborg Offshore for the deployment of a second Walk-to-Work vessel. The new vessel will join the Kroonborg, put into service almost three years ago, in maintaining NAM and Shell UK’s unmanned platforms in the southern sector of the North Sea. We talked to Joris Eelman, Maintenance & Ops team leader NUIs, about the second Walk-to-Work vessel and how he sees the future.
Maurice Stokhof de Jong is the Contract Manager at the Projects & New Build department. He’s been closely involved in the development and construction of numerous vessels and he keeps close track of technological developments so as to be prepared for the future – which is very necessary. “When you look at it over a long period of time, shipping has switched from being 100% sustainable (sails, wind energy) to being 100% fossil-fuel powered, and now – in a highly regulated period – we’re switching back to 100% sustainable.”