A Vision for Vessel Decarbonisation Requires Input from Maritime Industry

22 April 2021 - Published by Stig Marthinsen

Periscope partner OREC and The Workboat Association are working with the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) on the forthcoming Innovation Roadmap for the decarbonisation of offshore wind vessel operations. The Roadmap, set to be published later this year, will consider key areas such as vessels, ports, and alternative fuels and will recommend a set of clear, evidence-based guidelines to inform industry, investors, and policymakers how to best decarbonise the sector.

The Innovation Roadmap is providing the blueprint for Operation Zero, a DfT-led coalition of ambitious industry players working towards zero emissions workboats operating in North Sea offshore wind farms by 2025. At COP26 this year, DfT will champion Operation Zero on the global stage, while FCDO continues to lead on European clean growth cooperation and partnerships.

Maritime industry stakeholders and European collaborators are called upon to help to develop this Innovation Roadmap and Operation Zero, helping all of us to achieve our vision of clean North Sea offshore wind vessel operations.