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Mammoet completes first project using cleaner alternative fuel

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Mammoet has announced that it has executed its first operation using low-carbon HVO fuel.

The operation, to transport two topsides, is another step towards more sustainable operations for the company.

In the past, Mammoet’s worldwide fleet has run on conventional diesel. With new diesel products entering the market, Mammoet has been at the forefront of adoption of these new fuels, embracing the benefits they bring for the environment. This began in 2015 with its fleet in the Netherlands moving to GTL fuel, which emits fewer particulates.

This latest development involves the use of low-carbon HVO in Mammoet’s SPMT powerpacks. HVO is an alternative to traditional diesel, made primarily from waste and residues, such as waste cooking oil. Because this diesel is both derived from renewables and reduces waste, it is considered 90% carbon free. It also gives off fewer direct exhaust emissions, including a reduction in nitrogen oxides.

During this HVO-fuelled operation, Mammoet crews carried out a transport for its customer HSM Offshore. Two topsides – named Southwark and Blythe – were to be transported as part of the installation of normally unmanned (NUI) platforms located in UK waters in the southern North Sea.

The topsides, weighing 900 t and 1150 t, were moved using 22 axle lines from Mammoet’s standard SPMT fleet. However, this HVO-fuelled SPMT transport was a little different, benefitting from a significantly lower carbon footprint.

Mammoet is working to improve sustainability across its business, by lowering its own carbon footprint and also supporting and enabling heavy renewable energy projects. The use of HVO fuel to power the SPMT transport for HSM Offshore is a further demonstration of Mammoet’s commitment to leading the field in more sustainable operations.

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