The growing awareness of the need for diversified energy sources has collided with the maritime industry. Research initiative JOULES was created to assess the viability of a vessel being 100 per cent green by increasing efficiency and reducing emissions.
New IMO emissions regulations are being adopted each year. But dredging vessels are more than ships. They are work-boats and legislators must keep that in mind.
No time to wait for policymakers. Dredging contractors need to act now and consider energy efficiency from beginning to end: from ship design to operations to decommissioning.
Pressing the Co2 Buttons: Towards Ecosystem-Based Co2 Footprinting for Maritime Engineering Projects
Reducing the carbon footprint of dredging operations is a major industry concern – and the solution starts with the design phase and continues through the whole lifecycle.