The biggest challenge in the maritime environment for this generation is the energy transition.
For centuries the focus of mankind was to sail and operate at sea in the most efficient way possible.
All these years Bakker Sliedrecht has improved the vessel design with state-of-the-art-solutions to maximize safety and optimize operational performance.
This entrepreneurial mindset and the urge to continually stretch the knowledge of materials to the limits has led to achievements that were unimaginable when the first diesel electric vessel was launched in 1903.
In the whitepaper ‘The maritime energy transition – Zero emission is on the horizon‘ Bakker Sliedrecht shares their vision on today’s and tomorrow’s solutions which prepare the powerplant of offshore and dredging vessels for the upcoming decades.
The main focus of this paper is reduction of fuel consumption. Not only does this reduce total CO2 emissions, but it is also one of the largest cost items in a ship’s operating expenses.
Currently, most dredging and offshore vessels are equipped with efficient diesel generators. In addition, smart techniques have been developed to convert generated energy into usable energy in the most efficient way.
However, with the 2050 target in mind, even more is being asked of tomorrow’s fleet.