Windcat and Eneco announce partnership and 5 year charter agreement

Windcat and Eneco have announced that a 5 year charter and partnership have been agreed, allowing the safe transport of technicians offshore and enabling the decarbonisation of Eneco’s marine logistics using Windcat’s hydrogen dual fuel solutions.
Windcat and Eneco announce partnership and 5 year charter agreement
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The first vessel for this charter has been operational since the first of January, 2023. The high performance Windcat 32 vessel used for this charter is a highly fuel-efficient vessel with high safety standards. Going forward, the use of hydrogen will be further explored for further reduction of emissions from crew transfer vessels. Both Windcat and Eneco prioritise emission reduction.

“With the Hydrocat 48, we invested heavily in emission reduction by using a dual fuel hydrogen engine, one of the reasons Eneco wanted to partner with us” said Managing Director, Willem van der Wel. “Windcat looks forward to this collaboration that will ensure the decarbonisation of Eneco’s logistics. We will continue to work on developing the customised service that meets Eneco’s needs.”

Windcat 32, the vessel used for this charter, is fuel-efficient and will be used for the safe transport of technicians offshore. The vessel will be customised to Eneco’s needs, amongst others by the installation of an IMO Tier III engine. This engine uses a SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system which radically reduces NOx emissions. The vessel will operate from IJmuiden and provide access to Eneco’s offshore wind farms: Prinses Amalia Windpark, Luchterduinen and Hollandse Kust Noord.

The partnership allows for additional vessels to be used, to further support the existing projects and also new offshore wind farm projects that Eneco will be part of.

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