As part of DeepOcean’s strategy to be the market leader in low carbon operations, an agreement has been signed with Solstad Offshore to collaborate on CO2 reducing measures through use of low emissions technology and alternative fuels. As part of this agreement, the CSV Normand Ocean will be retrofitted with hybrid battery technology and shore power connection in early 2022. This upgrade will significantly reduce CO2 emissions in operations and while in port. A collaborative study between Solstad and DeepOcean will also be launched to evaluate further enhancement to the vessel to include hydrogen fuel cells. This will be the first step in trialing alternative fuels in our operations.
Normand Ocean, a MT6022 multipurpose construction vessel, has been a part of the DeepOcean fleet since 2014. Normand Ocean’s large working deck combined with high weather limitations and a 150Te Offshore Crane results in a vessel that is flexible and fit for offshore operations in harsh environments. With the battery and shore power upgrades the vessel will remain a state of the art and sustainable IMR vessel ready for upcoming projects.
The upgrade of the Normand Ocean brings the total number of hybrid vessels in DeepOcean’s fleet to five, demonstrating the strong commitment and investment to sustainable solutions by the shipowners that DeepOcean is in partnership with. When combined with the capabilities of DeepOcean’s Remote Operations Centre and specialised drone technologies, the goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 45% within 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050, are well underway and in-line with the Paris Agreement.
DeepOcean is systematically working in accordance with ISO 50001 for Energy Management and the IMCA Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability (IMCA ES 001) to be the obvious and preferred green operator within the ocean space.