- Published: 16 December 2021 16 December 2021
North Star has kick started its fleet decarbonisation plans with a sustainability study across its 44 offshore infrastructure support vessels. The results will deliver a roadmap to help the business future proof its tonnage, enhance operational performance, and meet its net zero 2040 target.
The firm has commissioned Houlder, to determine the carbon emission reduction opportunities on its existing fleet and recommend the most effective green innovations for the firm to invest in over the next decade. As part of the three-stage analysis, Houlder will evaluate North Star’s fleet of emergency response and rescue vehicles, platform supply vessels, as well as its future renewables fleet. The first will establish greenhouse gas emissions and carbon intensity across its existing assets and onshore operations. It will then identify the most suitable clean technologies to improve each vessel’s efficiency and reduce environmental impact. The final phase will assess all potential energy efficient and low emission propulsion solutions which could be retrofitted to the existing fleet in line with operational requirements, available space, displacement, power demand and endurance requirements. Alternative fuels of the future will also be considered. The assessment and results are due to be completed in Q1 next year.