Finnish shipping company Meriaura has transported offshore template structures for Subsea7 using its CO2 emissions reducing Eco Voy-transport concept.

Meriaura deploys EcoVoy concept for Subsea7 transport

Source: Meriaura

The templates, which form part of the Skarv Satellites project for Aker BP, were transported from Gdansk, Poland, to Sandnessjoen, Norway, onboard Meriaura’s deck cargo carrier Meri. The sea transport utilised a 50 percent fuel mixture of MGO and biofuel, which halved the CO2 emissions for the transport compared to emissions when using only fossil fuels

By opting to use Ecovoy, Subsea7 was able to save 93.36 tonnes of CO2 emissions compared to the alternative of using fossil fuels.

The EcoVoy concept is audited by KPMG according to the ISAE3000 standard, which verifies the balance between the emission savings sold to customers and the use of biofuel.

The biofuel Meriaura uses, VG Marine EcoFuel is produced by Meriaura’s fully owned subsidiary. The production is ISCC certified, and the commodities of the fuel are entirely derived from industrial side streams and recycled materials, sourced in the Nordic Region. Lifecycle emissions are 97.7 percent lower than seen with traditional fossil fuels.