Dredging & Offshore

2019 – 2020


All projects

The Challenge

The Jan De Nul Group wants to collaborate with the Flemish government to introduce a minimal CO₂reduction obligation of 15% for 80% of the maintenance dredging contracts in Flanders by 2022 at the latest (link). As a first step, the Jan De Nul Group has committed itself to reduce CO2emissions by 15% a year during maintenance dredging works at the Nieuwpoort coastal marina. However, as the Jan De Nul group has the aspiration to play a pioneering role in carbon reduction, they have already been looking for solutions that go beyond a reduction of 15%.


The Solution

The Jan De Nul Group is focusing in particular on advanced, drop-in biofuels to achieve significant carbon reductions. To set the right example towards governments and the industry, the Jan De Nul Group is committing itself to immediately and considerably reducing its CO2emissions, starting on the Alexander von Humboldt, one of Jan De Nul’s biggest medium-size trailing suction hopper dredgers. The Alexander von Humboldt will use an advanced bio-residual fuel (MR1-100) from certified and sustainable waste streams.

The vessel will carry out maintenance dredging works in the maritime access routes, on the North Sea and in the Flemish seaports. As a result of the voluntary, leading role that the Jan De Nul Group has taken here, the Flemish government has stated that they are happy with the use of renewable fuel for their projects, and will include sustainability criteria for future tenders of dredging works.


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