Diverse Marine selects NWF fuels to reduce emissions

Cowes-based workboat builder, Diverse Marine, and crew transfer vessel (CTV) operator, High Speed Transfers (HST), have selected NWF Fuels to supply HVO30 for the first fuelling of the new build hybrid CTV, HST ELLA.

HVO30 is made from 30% hydrogenated vegetable oil and a marine gas oil fuel blend specified compliant EN590. Compared to standard marine gas oil, HVO30 is predicted to result in around 18% reduction in equivalent CO2 emissions. The renewable fuel is produced from 100% waste vegetable oils and holds a proof of sustainability certificate from the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) system.

HST ELLA is the first new build CTV in the world to be filled with HVO30 which, the companies say, demonstrates their commitment to reducing emissions.

“We are proud to have been selected to build HST ELLA for HST and to have facilitated the first fuelling of the vessel with HVO30, a milestone moment for the shipbuilding and offshore wind industries,” says Ben Colman, director of Diverse Marine. “Diverse Marine are grateful to NWF to understand the benefits to the environment and the smooth negotiation and delivery of the HVO30.”

Will Merrick of NWF Fuels comments: “We are delighted to be part of the windfarm industries strategy to reduce carbon output, by providing our ESSO HVO30 product into Windfarm CTVs. We provide direct vessel refuelling services at most UK ports, ensuring our customers receive a service that best suits their operation. ESSO HVO30 is fast becoming the product of choice for forward thinking, renewable fuel focused operators. ESSO HVO30 is EN590 specification and is also completely FAME free, making filter blocking and quality issues a thing of the past.”

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