DNV has completed Phase 1 of the Emission Reduction (EMRED) Joint Industry Project (JIP), which aims to develop a monitoring and reporting framework for quantitatively assessing greenhouse emissions from the offshore wind sector. The 14 partners in the JIP, including major companies such as RWE, Vattenfall, and Ørsted, have agreed on a framework for foundation installation, wind turbine installation, and cable-laying vessels. The goal of EMRED is to standardize decarbonization reporting and increase transparency within the industry.
Phase 2 of the project will expand to include companies involved with various types of vessels, such as platform supply vessels, anchorhandling tug supply vessels, and subsea support vessels. This expansion aims to provide a broader representation of the offshore sector and contribute to standardizing data reporting. DNV’s segment director for Special Ships, Arnstein Eknes, emphasized the need for deeper insight into operational modes and the impact of measures for field developers and operators.
In addition to the EMRED project, DNV has secured a three-year contract from ScottishPower Renewables to perform inspection services on the East Anglia Three project offshore the Suffolk coast in the UK southern North Sea. This contract includes site and vendor inspections and quality management across multiple project and vendor locations globally until the project is due to come onstream in 2026.