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NKT Victoria ready to operate on biofuel

NKT has certified its cable-laying Vessel NKT Victoria to use biofuels such as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) significantly reducing the carbon footprint from her operations.

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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 HVO. The certification allows NKT to reduce the carbon footprint from the vessels fuel consumption with more than 98%* as a significant 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. 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. Operating on biofuel also allows us to continue to meet our customer’s increasing expectations for low-carbon operations," says Claes Westerlind, President and CEO of NKT.

In September 2023, 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 scope 1 and 2 by 90% in 2030 compared to 2019. Biofuel is a diesel-like fuel that is made from renewable waste without the use of fossil resources.

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 fibre-optic 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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