Maersk Supply Service will give its customers the option to use a blend of low-carbon biofuel as an option to reduce carbon emissions from offshore operations.
The option is being launched as new product, known as ECO Offshore, which will be offered to customers across Maersk Supply Services’ entire global fleet. Maersk Supply Service is the offshore energy sector service provider of Danish shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk, operating a fleet of anchor handling and subsea support vessels specializing in towing, mooring, and installing floating units.
ECO Offshore uses a blend of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) and marine gasoil, providing a low-carbon alternative with the same performance as conventional fuels.
“We are delighted to be able to support our customers’ decarbonisation journeys with ECO Offshore. Maersk Supply Service is committed to doing what we can to facilitate a green transition in the offshore industry, both by reducing our own carbon footprint and by enabling our customers to decarbonise their operations and value chain,” says Jonas Munch Agerskov, Chief Commercial Officer at Maersk Supply Service.
Maersk Supply Services previously successfully trialed biofuel in 2021 aboard the anchor handler Maersk Tender while on charter to the Dutch green tech start-up The Ocean Cleanup. During the charter, biofuel was blended into the marine gasoil, resulting in a carbon emissions savings of 38.95 metric tonnes for the six-week charter. The trial confirmed the biofuel as a viable alternative that does not compromise on safety or performance, and does not require additional training or vessel upgrades.
“The green transition is at the heart of our strategy and we have set ambitious targets to decarbonise our operations and our fleet. We are exploring many initiatives and solutions to achieve this and biofuel certainly plays an important role in the roadmap to our 2040 target of net-zero operations. ECO Offshore therefore represents an exciting step forward for us,” says Mark Handin, Chief Operating Officer at Maersk Supply Service.
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