Jan De Nul Group uses biofuel for maintenance dredging in Hamburg

For the first time in Germany, the dredging company Jan De Nul Group is using solely second-generation biofuel for maintenance dredging works in the Port of Hamburg.
This fuel contains no petroleum, but processed vegetable waste oil as a raw material, entirely in line with the principles of a sustainable circular economy.
Thanks to the use of biofuel during these works, emissions of particulate matter and sulphur compounds are also significantly reduced, as combustion is much more efficient than with conventional diesel fuel.

      Maitenance dredging in the Port of Hamburg
        (credit Jan De Nul Group)

The maitenance dredging works are part of a contract that the Port of Hamburg Authority (HPA) has awarded to Jan De Nul Group's German subsidiary Jan De Nul Nassbaggerei und Wasserbau GmbH.
The dredging works works are carried out between June and December 2021 by the trailing suction hopper dredgers Alexander von Humboldt and Kaishuu.
Both dredgers run on 100% biofuel during these operations.

Dredging works are indispensable to ensure the accessibility of the Port of Hamburg and its terminals.
This is the only way to ensure that goods can be transported far into the hinterland by sea-going vessels, which are particularly environmentally friendly compared to other modes of transport.
Many hundreds of kilometres that do not have to be travelled by truck or train are a significant contribution to climate protection.

Jan De Nul Group, 28 September 2021.