Jan Westhoeve

Jan is a sustainability engineer at Van Oord, where he develops and implements sustainable energy solutions within the company's fleet. Before joining the company in 2023, he worked as a research and development engineer at Royal IHC, focusing on the design of marine energy systems. In 2018, Jan gained a Master's in mechanical engineering, with a specialisation in marine engineering, from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. With his expertise in sustainability and marine energy systems, Jan is dedicated to contributing to sustainable work vessels for the maritime industry.

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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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