Dutch maritime contracting company Van Oord has collaborated with green technology provider FUELSAVE for the adoption of its advanced combustion conditioning technology.

The new technology is expected to further reduce the emissions from Van Oord’s fleet.

Van Oord stated that an advanced combustion conditioning system with hydrogen and methanol will be deployed on the Bravenes subsea rock installation vessel.

The FUELSAVE FS MARINE+ can minimise fuel consumption, and reduce lethal emissions of marine diesel-powered engines.

This patented solution will help the company in attaining carbon dioxide (CO₂), nitrogen oxide (NOₓ), black carbon (BC) and particulate matter (PM) reduction on its current vessels.

Van Oord R&D and innovation manager Job Voormolen said: “Van Oord is always looking for new technologies that contribute to the efficiency increase of our vessels and making them cleaner. We believe that this is a satisfactory and affordable short-term solution to support that goal.”

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Van Oord selected the FS MARINE+ solution after conducting several validating tests for more than five years.

Van Oord stated that this is the first time that the system is being installed on MaK engines with a classification from Bureau Veritas and Kongsberg Vessel Insight integration for a DP3 operation.

FUELSAVE CEO Marc Sima said: “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 (approx. 30-80%) and BC (approx. 33%).”