Dutch company partnership paves the way for a low carbon energy transition in the offshore support sector.
AMSTERDAM, 19 August 2019. Leading global heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation contractorJumbo, and the world’s first commercial, sustainable marine biofuel company GoodFuels, today announced a joint initiative to test marine Bio-Fuel Oil on an offshore decommissioning project.
Starting with an initial project, the partnership paves the way for a fossil fuel to renewables energy transition in the offshore support sector – removing infrastructure for fossil fuel production, while simultaneously accelerating the energy transition during that process.
Following GoodFuels’ completion of two successful deliveries of sustainable ‘drop in’ Bio-Fuel Oil in the shipping sector – in tandem with Danish bulk carrier NORDEN A/S and French container line CMA-CGM – this offshore project, alongside Netherlands-based Jumbo, represents a new, exciting market opportunity for sustainable marine fuel, and GoodFuels’ ground-breaking sustainable Bio-Fuel Oil.
In a major signal to the offshore industry – currently transitioning from oil and gas to renewables – this project will see sustainable ‘drop-in’ Bio-Fuel Oil delivered to Jumbo’s offshore vessel, Fairplayer, ahead of her departure to the North Sea, and will be supplied by GoodFuels’ logistics partner VARO Energy.
Wout Janssens, Director Operations & Engineering at Jumbo:
“Jumbo has been developing pioneering solutions for ocean transportation for more than 50 years with sustainable innovation being one of our top priorities. We are, therefore, keen to work together with GoodFuels on this project. By testing the Bio-Fuel Oil, we are taking a major step towards a sustainably powered fleet.”
Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO and Founder at GoodFuels:
“We are very proud of our cooperation with Jumbo, which is taking a market-leading position in testing GoodFuels’ Bio-Fuel Oil. Together with our new partner, we continue to fulfil our mission as accelerators of the energy transition: by now making strides in offshore market, as we have already achieved in the shipping industry.”
Extensive research and development
The sustainable Bio-Fuel Oil has been developed by GoodFuels, the leading provider of sustainable marine biofuels to the global commercial shipping fleet, after undergoing three years of intensive testing with marine engine manufacturers. The second-generation Bio-Fuel Oil is completely derived from forest residues and waste oil products, expected to deliver 80-90% well-to-propeller CO2reduction versus fossil equivalents, and contains no sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions – all without any requirement for engine modifications.
GoodFuels, a Netherland’s based company, is an advanced biofuel pioneer and energy transition partner for heavy duty transport. GoodFuels’ strengths are the development, sourcing and market distribution of advanced biofuels for transport segments for which biofuels is one of the best or only viable alternative in the coming decades i.e.: shipping, aviation and heavy-duty vehicles.
The advanced biofuels from GoodFuels can be used directly in any combustion engine without modifications to the tank or infrastructure (drop-in), reduce the CO2-footprint up to 90% (Well-to-Wheel) and meet the highest sustainability requirements. GoodFuels has an independent sustainability board consisting of leading academic and NGO’s in the field of sustainable biofuels and transport, thereby giving an extra sustainability guarantee on top of the certifications.
GoodFuels continuously introduces innovative sustainable products, services and business models in the marketplace as well as influences policymakers, increases transparency and assurance and builds strong ecosystems around their customers with one goal and mission: accelerate the energy transition. With GoodFuels a Better World!
GoodFuels is part of the GoodNRG Group, which is active under various labels and companies in sales, marketing, trading, R&D and production of truly sustainable fuels for the transport segments for which biofuels is one of the best or only viable long-term alternative. GoodFuels has a partnership with VARO Energy on the distribution and development of speciality blending solutions for Low Carbon Marine fuels for the ARA region.
Jumbo is an established global enterprise headquartered in the Netherlands with two main divisions, Shipping and Offshore. For 50 years, this family owned company has been lifting and shipping high-value cargoes safely and on time, along with providing reliable, innovative and efficient heavy lift transportation solutions for clients worldwide. Jumbo operates a versatile fleet of state-of-the-art heavy lift vessels with lifting capacities from 650 to 3,000 tonnes.
With a specialised offshore fleet, Jumbo serves the global offshore energy industry as an offshore installation contractor in the oil and gas, subsea and renewables markets. In relative shallow water environments, Jumbo are experts in the installation of fixed facilities such as piled foundations, templates, conductors, jackets and topsides and wind turbine foundations. In more challenging deep water and ultra-deep water, Jumbo excels in subsea lifting of large and complex structures and foundations, including the provision of complete FPSO Mooring System installations.
Quality is what differentiates Jumbo. Their high safety standards, attention to technical and operational detail and precision engineering is imperative to their reliable performance.