Our vision on zero emission

Emission free in 2050

For centuries, the innovation focus of our industry was to sail and operate at sea in the most efficient way possible. All these years, we have improved our vessel design with state-of-the-art-solutions to maximise safety and optimise operational performance.

But our generation is facing an additional challenge: The energy transition. The maritime industry represents a considerable proportion of global emissions. The UN’s International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has defined a target for the entire industry to emit 70% less emissions in 2050, compared to 2008.

This objective is a huge challenge if you factor in the yearly growth of seaborne trade (and thus number of vessels) to be around 4%. To reach this goal, we have to reduce the emissions of individual vessels by around 80%, compared to today’s standards. The goal applies to all major vessels, including the naval, yachting and offshore industry.

Innovation challenge for major industries

The naval, yachting and offshore industries consist of many one-off and tailored vessels. The continually changing market dynamics, long turnaround times of fleet renewals and capital intensive assets may delay the adoption of new technologies.

In addition to these technical and commercial challenges, the various authorities are also working hard to make the regulations ready for new experiments and alternative applications.

The challenge comes from implementing the innovations onboard

In the annually published energy transition outlook, DNV provides a thorough summary of the various technological possibilities that are currently being developed. Energy carriers such as LNG, biofuels, methanol, ammonia, hydrogen and storage media provide a good basis for looking at the electric power plants of the future. But how do you select the right ones for your powerplant? And how do these help you to achieve your operational goals?

Early adopter of new technologies

RH Marine has decades of experience in working with batteries onboard specialised vessels. In addition to that we have developed an award winning Energy Management System (EMS) to fully align the additional power from batteries and other power sources with the installation onboard. The self-learning artificial intelligence algorithm automatically distributes the power demand over the available energy sources to ensure optimal operation based on an operational goal.

In addition to that we continuously work with our industry partners to encourage the adoption of new technologies in our market. One of the most significant contributions is our commitment to the MENENS project (Methanol as an Energy Step towards Zero-Emission Dutch Shipping).

Are you in for this challenge?

We are constantly looking for new colleagues who would like to realise these innovations with us. Does this mission resonate with your ambitions?
Then take a look at our vacancies.

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