CSR Report 2018

CSR 2018 – BOSKALIS 23

2018 2019 and beyond



We can offer our clients the choice of lower emission within their projects through the selection and use of biofuels.

Whilst we have proved the concept to date, biofuel has been used on only a handful of projects. In order to create the impact reduction that is needed, we will increase efforts to market low emission fuel options to our clients, with the aim to increase the cost effectiveness and use of marine biofuels in our projects and reduce CO 2 emissions. Growth of the ‘Boskalis on Bio’, program which is aimed at achieving a 35% reduction in the CO 2 emitted by Boskalis in the Netherlands by 2022. Looking to the future, we will also continue to actively follow developments regarding other viable, cost-efficient and sustainable fuel alternatives, such as hydrogen.

We powered the large trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Prins der Nederlanden’ with a biofuel blend, resulting in a substantial CO 2 reduction for the realization of the Borssele offshore wind farm project. On the IJburg project we powered dry earth moving equipment and vessels using biofuel. We launched a large-scale experiment on board of the trailing suction hopper dredger aimed at reducing carbon emissions by applying fuel water emulsion in the main engines.

The first LNG-powered harbor tugs in southeast Asia entered into service at Keppel Smit Towage.

We signed a long-term agreement with GoodFuels for the purchase of drop-in quality, sustainable biofuel.

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