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Fuelling further reductions

HST ELLA is the first new build CTV in the world to be first filled with HVO30, demonstrating commitment to reach New Zero by reducing the new hybrid vessel's emissions even further.

Diverse Marine, the workboat constructor and refit/repair provider, and CTV operator High Speed Transfers (HST) selected NWF Fuels to supply HVO30 for the first fuelling of the new build hybrid CTV, HST ELLA. NWF has the exclusive agreement with ESSO for the supply of HVO30 in the UK.

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 30% reduction in equivalent CO2 emissions.  The renewable fuel is created from 100% waste vegetable oils and holds a proof of sustainability certificate from the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) system.

Ben Colman, Director of Diverse Marine states, “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. Diverse Marine are grateful to NWF to understand the benefits to the environment and the smooth negotiation and delivery of the HVO30.”

Tom Nevin, Director of HST adds, “We are pleased that Diverse Marine has committed to fuelling HST ELLA from the outset with HVO30 which, coupled to the hybrid system installed, demonstrates the commitment HST has to reducing vessel carbon emissions.”

Will Merrick of NWF Fuels adds, “We are delighted and proud to be part of the windfarm industries strategy to reduce carbon output by providing 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.  HVO30 is fast becoming the product of choice for forward thinking, renewable fuel focused operators. HVO30 is EN590 specification and is also completely FAME free, making filter blocking and quality issues a thing of the past.”

Exhibitor: HST Ltd

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