cSR

Royal Bodewes is aware that it bears a corporate social responsibility for employees, clients, society and the environment. Therefore, whenever we build our innovative vessels, topics such as health, safety, environment and quality have priority.

Health, safety, environment & quality

When we build vessels our focus is always on health, safety, environment and quality (HSEQ). 

Project-specific HSEQ plans, tailored to meet rules, subcontractor-involvement in safety awareness, toolbox meetings, positive feedback on near-misses and employee-training, all share the same ultimate goal: zero incidents.

Furthermore, we ensure that through our business activities negative effects on the environment are reduced as much as possible. Externally, by building our clients environmentally friendly vessels (being hybrid or running on methanol) and internally, by having an electric cycling plan, electric car plan and solar panels on the roof of our office and production halls.

Also, the design, engineering and building processes at Royal Bodewes are subject to a strict quality control regime through our own QC department.

Recognition SNN & EFRO

Hybride Scheepsenergiesysteem

Het laden en lossen van droge-lading-bulk schepen wordt voornamelijk gedaan met speciale kranen of graafmachines (excavators). Meestal wordt hierbij gebruik gemaakt van faciliteiten in de haven. Omdat niet alle havens (vooral kleinere) beschikken over kraanfaciliteiten en er daarbij regelmatig wachttijden voor losdiensten bestaan, zijn er ook schepen die worden voorzien van eigen kranen of graafinstallaties.

Veel van deze laad- en lossystemen beschikken over een eigen energievoorziening. Meestal worden deze kranen aangedreven door dieselmotoren die de kraan direct bewegen of indirect het benodigde elektrische of hydraulische vermogen opwekken. Op het gebied van duurzaamheid en rookgasuitstoot is hier nog een hoop te winnen.

In het huidige project ontwikkelt scheepswerf Royal Bodewes uit Hoogezand daarom een nieuw scheepsconcept met een eigen elektrische excavator. Voor het schip wordt een innovatieve voortstuwing en energiehuishouding ontworpen waarmee het schip haar havenactiviteiten emissievrij kan uitvoeren maar ook gedurende een gelimiteerde periode emissievrij kan varen. Deze features combineert het schip met de mogelijkheid om schoon en zeer brandstofefficiënt op zee te opereren. Het nieuwe scheepsconcept onderscheidt zich daarmee van bestaande schepen, zowel qua duurzaamheid als qua exploitatieresultaat.

Poseidon principles

Royal Bodewes underlines the Poseidon Principles of leading financial institutions in shipping, providing a global framework for integrating climate considerations into lending decisions to promote international shipping decarbonization. These principles are consistent with the policies and ambitions of the International Maritime Organization.

Innovation initiatives

We fully support the UN Sustainable Development Goals.. Our projects are thus aligned and aim to contribute towards a better, innovative and more sustainable future.

Next generation shipping: green, lean & clean

Shipping is a very sustainable method of logistics due to its efficient mode of transport. Because ships often last 20-25 years, in practice many ships sail with outdated techniques. With climate change becoming an increasingly important issue, Royal Bodewes – in anticipation of regulations that may come into force in the future – designs and builds highly environmentally friendly ships on the condition that these sustainable measures hardly increase the operating costs of the ships.

Latest updates

mei 7, 2024

MV Unden exploring the open seas

MV Unden, a RB 5050 Eco Trader built by Royal Bodewes for Ahlmark Lines AB, has started exploring the open seas. The Ice class 1A vessel's maiden voyage brought her to Karlshamn., Sweden, where MV Unden was succesfully loaded.

mei 6, 2024

Asia Cement No. 9 delivered!

Asia Cement No. 9 was delivered to her owner U-Ming Marine on 1 May 2024. This 7750 dwat cement carrier is a self-discharging vessel, equipped with both pneumatic and mechanical capabilities. The ship was custom-made to navigate and operate in the diverse terminals of the harbours of Taiwan and all over the world.

april 23, 2024

Launch in a Bed of Roses for Arklow’s NB 826

This Friday at 11.00 am, Arklow's NB 826 will be laid down in a bed of roses. The vessel will be launched at our yard in Martenshoek, which will be closed for public. NB 826 is the sixth vessel for Arklow in the 6800 tons deadweight series.