Van Oord installs emission and fuel consumption reduction solution on Bravenes

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Subsea rock installation vessel Bravenes © Van Oord

Van Oord will install FS MARINE+, an advanced combustion conditioning system with hydrogen and methanol on their subsea rock installation vessel Bravenes. The patented solution by German company FUELSAVE reduces fuel consumption of marine diesel-powered engines & auxiliary systems and reduces significantly emissions.

Van Oord is committed to becoming carbon-neutral by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement. The collaboration with FUELSAVE facilitates a sustainable and viable initiative to reduce the carbon footprint of the new and existing fleet.

The FS MARINE+ technology underwent validation in the field, in the laboratory and was deployed on the world’s largest single row 4-stroke engine over a period of more than 5 years. It is the first time that the system is being deployed on MaK engines with a classification from Bureau Veritas and Kongsberg Vessel Insight integration for a demanding DP3 operation.

Marc Sima, CEO of FUELSAVE GmbH: ‘Our product optimises the energy consumption and the environmental impact significantly irrespective of a vessel’s fuel type. Due to it being a unique combination of an efficiency enhancement and emission reduction solution, we are able to deliver over 400% higher overall emission reduction potential than other efficiency enhancement technologies with the same level of primary fuel savings. We are not treating a symptom but tackling the root of the problem by means of advanced combustion conditioning using hydrogen and methanol. The cleaner combustion provides additional potential greenhouse gas emission reduction, such as CO2 (approx. 8-15%), NOx (approx30-80%) and BC (approx 33%).’

PortXL contender

FUELSAVE was one of the selected companies of the PortXL Acceleration Program 2021. PortXL is a port and maritime accelerator platform that encourages innovation within the global maritime industry. Van Oord is one of the founding partners. In February 2021, the application round for the 2021 edition opened. The round runs until May. Source: Van Oord