Benny Mestemaker

Benny is a senior specialist at Royal IHC. He has been with the company since 2009 and his focus is on developing knowledge regarding the use of alternative fuels and the application of new drive systems. He is part of the CEDA Commission on Decarbonisation and the chair of the CIMAC NMA NL. In 2011, Benny obtained his Master’s in mechanical engineering, with a specialisation in diesel engines, from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He is dedicated to contribute to making the maritime industry more sustainable and preparing work vessels for the maritime energy transition.

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Waste heat recovery on dredging vessels

Limiting global warming requires the maritime sector to transition to a more efficient and sustainable operation. Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, such as carbon dioxide and methane is vital to limit the global temperature rise (IPCC, 2021). Several legislative initiatives are in effect or are being discussed, including the IMO GHG strategy and the FuelEU Maritime initiative. This article discusses the potential of waste heat recovery (WHR) technologies to reduce the fuel consumption of dredging vessels. Available WHR technologies are compared based on working principle and operational performance for different types and ratings of internal combustion engines.

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