Although vessels are proven to be the most energy efficient way of transporting people and cargo over long distances, there is still an impact on the planet. To minimise this impact on the environment, we are constantly improving the design of our vessels and equipment. This was also considered when we were developing the Walk to Work vessel. The hull design and dynamic positioning (DP) system makes the vessel unmatched in energy efficiency and makes considerable fuel savings possible.
Following our strict ‘zero dumping philosophy’ the Walk to Work vessel can be marked as an absolutely green and clean vessel. Deploying the vessel reduces helicopter flights dramatically by up to 600 flights a year, which significantly reduces CO2 emissions. The vessel will transport maintenance and service crews to the offshore platforms and is capable of 14 days non-stop operation at sea.
Once arriving at an offshore location, the vessel can serve as a hotel, workshop, workspace and storage facility. Service crews can work on 14-day shifts and the vessel is able to serve multiple offshore platforms on one route. The Walk to Work vessel will enable NAM and Shell UK to execute offshore activities on production platforms safely, efficiently, effectively and in a more productive manner.
Different kind of transport have different impact in the world. We made a comparison between imaginary different kinds of transport to illustrates the ratio and kilos of CO2 emitted by the W2W vessel by transporting 1 person offshore during 1 year.