CSR Report 2018
MANAGING OUR IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT CSR 2018 – BOSKALIS 24 2018 ENVIRONMENTAL HIGHLIGHTS DECARBONIZING DISTRIBUTION A new sustainable central distribution center for internal clients commenced construction in Vlaardingen, the Netherlands. This new center not only offers logistical efficiencies, which will have a positive consequence for transport emissions, but importantly meets its own energy needs through solar panels installed on the roof. We will actually produce more energy than we use and supply power back to the grid. REEFVIVAL Following the successful installation of six 3D-printed artificial reef units in the Larvotto Reserve in 2017, this year, in collaboration with the University of Nice, we monitored their ecological performance. We have been exploring the possibilities of upscaling our 3D printing technology to other locations. In this context, we printed reefs for a global environmental NGO to ecologically enhance the seabed in the North Sea.
EXCHANGING KNOW-HOW ON SUSTAINABILITY In order to ensure our knowledge is available to the engineers of the future, we share our experience with our sector, universities and higher vocational colleges. In 2018, for the third year running, Delft University of Technology, with contributions from Wageningen University & Research, offered a Building with Nature Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
CONNECTING RENEWABLE ENERGY IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY
In 2018 we began work on TenneT’s Borssele Alpha project export cable. To contribute to TenneT’s sustainability ambitions we are running our vessels on a biofuel blend of up to 30 per cent. This means a more sustainable realization of this renewable energy project connecting the offshore wind farm with the Dutch high-voltage grid.
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