Boskalis to convert two vessels into hybrid ones

Boskalis plans to convert a number of vessels in its Offshore Energy division into hybrid vessels by retrofitting them with energy storage systems.

The conversions, which require a significant capital investment, will reduce the vessels’ fuel consumption and associated carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 20% on average. While the vessels are docked, the systems provide a power supply and energy storage facility, contributing to quieter and more efficient operations offshore.

The modifications will be carried out over the next two years on the versatile crane vessels Bokalift 1 and Bokalift 2, as well as two construction support vessels and two diving support vessels, all of which have dynamic position DP2 capabilities.

The vessels are typically used for the installation of jackets and monopiles for offshore wind turbines, as well as transportation and installation of new-build oil and gas production platforms. They’re also used to dismantle and decommission offshore structures.

Boskalis is committed to reducing emissions in the short term using currently available technologies and becoming climate neutral across its global operations by 2050.

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