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 brandstofefficiƫnt 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

juli 9, 2024

Arklow’s NB 827 to test the watersšŸ€

Arklow's NB 827 is to test the waters for the first time this Friday at 10.00 a.m. This 6800 dwt Mini Bulker is the 7th vessel in a series of 7 vessels built for Arklow Shipping Ireland. NB 827 will be launched from our yard in Hoogezand. The yard will be closed for public.

juni 25, 2024

Arklow Rose succesfully delivered to her owner

Arklow Rose, The 6th 6800 ton dwat Ecotrader out of a series of 7 vessels, was succesfully delivered to her owner Arklow Shipping last Friday. Currently the vessel is on her maiden voyage from Hamburg, Germany to Greenore, Ireland.

juni 11, 2024

Proud to announce repeat order for Hagland Shipping šŸŽ‰

Royal Bodewes is proud to announce a repeat order for the succesful Hagland 5000 dwt series. Hagland Shipping has ordered no less than four of these methanol ready self-discharging bulk carriers. We are delighted to be working with Hagland again. Royal Bodewes delivered the last vessel in a series of three vessels to Hagland Shipping in November 2023. The new ships will be of the same design,, but with several innovations that will further reduce emissions.