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Cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria certified to operate on marine biofuel


The NKT Victoria (Photo: NKT)

As one of the first companies in the power-cable industry, NKT has certified its cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria to be able to operate on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), also known as renewable diesel.





The certification allows NKT to significantly reduce the carbon footprint from the vessel’s fuel consumption as a contribution to the company’s decarbonization journey.





“With the biofuel certification of NKT Victoria, we once again show our sustainability commitment as a leading company in the industry,” said Claes Westerlind, president and CEO of NKT.





“This will lead to significant reductions in the carbon emission from our offshore operations and is a key element in our reaching science-based decarbonization targets,” Westerlind added. “Operating on biofuel also allows us to continue to meet our customer’s increasing expectations for low-carbon operations.”





In September, the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) validated NKT’s short-term decarbonization targets.





The HVO certification of NKT Victoria is an important step towards achieving the SBTi-approved target of reducing scopes 1 and 2 by 90 percent in 2030 compared to 2019.





NKT Victoria was inaugurated in 2017 and is one of the world's most advanced and fuel-efficient cable-laying vessels.





She is capable of simultaneous dual HVDC and fiberoptic cable-laying, HVAC and deep-sea installation with a high-capacity tensioning system.





With the move to biofuel, NKT Victoria strengthens her position as one of the most energy-efficient cable-laying vessels in the industry.





The biofuel certification of NKT Victoria was conducted by DNV.

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