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Enabling the energy transition
Electrification & low-carbon fuels

Enabling the energy transition

Changing the world’s energy mix is our greatest and most important challenge.

To build a better futuretrailblazing engineers will travel to uncharted locations, raising giant structures in unprecedented timescalesAt every step, Mammoet will be there to guide the way.  

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“It’s my personal belief that in our industry there will be no silver bullet on sustainability.

The change will take place due to a combination of factors. We already adopted HVO fuel, derived from waste cooking oil. We’re looking at electrical cranes and power packs for the SPMT fleet. We’re also looking at hydrogen as an option, as it will allow us to operate in remote locations and still do so in a sustainable way. We are following all opportunities and are tapping into what we think are the best solutions”. 

Paul van Gelder, CEO Mammoet.

Over the next decade, we have a unique opportunity to change our world for the better. A new generation of explorers will shape the daily lives of everyone on the planet. 

The challenge is great: to meet the needs of an energy-hungry population while ensuring the world continues to grow. Our prize? A de-carbonized environment, broadened access to power, and secure employment for millions of people.   

To succeed, we must seek out the strongest and most reliable power. Together, we will conquer some of the world’s most remote and inhospitable places.  

We will carve out routes through mountains, frozen wastelands and across mighty rivers, to increase the efficiency of existing sources and discover whole new ones.  

Once at our destination, we will help these explorers to reach higher and further than ever before, towards the strongest winds, fastest flows and brightest skies.  

Entirely new industries will spring up as more nations cross the last great energy frontier, securing the ongoing prosperity of their people. 

As time progresses, each project will become grander in scale and ambition than those before, growing larger, reaching taller and having a greater impact on all our lives. 

With over 200 years’ experience in the world of big, we’ll be there to support each step into the unknown. 

Carlos Moreno, Global Segment Lead, Onshore Wind
Carlos Moreno, Global Segment Lead, Onshore Wind

“We are seeing the world turning 180 degrees - and this is not a gradual change, it is happening at a pace never before seen; and accelerated by recent world events.

Companies and individuals will need to be more flexible than ever before as the systems, business methods, markets, and customers they rely on operate in new ways. But those that innovate will help to re-shape the world.” 

 

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Carlos Moreno, Global Segment Lead, Onshore Wind
Carlos Moreno, Global Segment Lead, Onshore Wind

Existing experience

Though swift and decisive action is neededwe are not starting from scratch. Tried-and-tested techniques from across heavy industry can be re-deployed to accelerate our journey towards a greener world.  

 

As time progresses, thousands of turbines will be set in our waters; tens of thousands on the land. Searching for uninterrupted air flows, they will grow taller and heavier, stretching the limits of what can be installed from ground level. 

Our investment in super heavy lift cranes makes more projects viable, allowing components to grow and deliver greater yields. By investing in lifting systems that climb independently, we’re preparing to install renewable infrastructure faster, higher and more cost-effectively than ever before. 

As demand increases and markets mature, fabrication will diversify to all corners of the globe. To arrive on site at all, these components must be transported with precision and delivered just-in-time as part of one unified global production line.  

Our experience allows lifting facilities and ports to be built on a temporary basis, broadening access. Meanwhile modularized construction techniques allow modules to be built most efficiently and delivered precisely on time, increasing profitability. 

Even when renewable technologies grow to the size of a small city we can adapt, recycling the know-how that has transferred modules weighing tens of thousands of tonnes between land and sea.  

Antoine Lefevre, Sales Manager, Offshore Wind
Antoine Lefevre, Sales Manager, Offshore Wind

“Energy transitions have sparked great social and technical leaps forward, throughout history. The first transition from wood to coal brought freedom of movement and allowed urban centers to flourish.

Later, fossil fuels triggered a fast forward of industrial development which was accelerated by the growth of electricity as a medium, and now renewable electricity. I am excited to see the technological growth this will bring for humanity”. 

 

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Antoine Lefevre, Sales Manager, Offshore Wind

Minimizing our impact

Increasing the efficiency of renewable sector construction projects will allow the world to de-carbonize quickly. But this should be only the start of the story. 

Our investment in innovations to make the process of heavy lifting more sustainable will allow the carbon impact of the project itself to fall significantly. We are developing new ways to perform heavy lifting and transportation that reduce its overall impact. 

We are already using lower carbon fuels such as HVO, derived from waste cooking oil. Technologies such as Trailer Power Assist actively reduce the number of conventional trucks required for complex road transportations; further reducing generated emissions.  

Our SK crane range can be powered electrically, and our new range of electric SPMT trailers will allow transportations of heavy loads to take place while generating no emissions at all.  

Where projects demand more storage space, Enviro-Mat can be used to create roads and lifting surfaces and then be crumbled back into the ground as if it had never been there. 

And as techniques such as carbon capture and waste to energy facilities explore creative ways towards a renewable future, our experience of handling huge modules and hauling complex infrastructure out to sea can be reused in pursuit of a sustainable future. 

 

Erica Gray, Head of Sustainability 
Erica Gray, Head of Sustainability 

“By investing in the energy transition, we can harness many benefits – both environmental, in terms of reductions in air pollution, and also social, as we educate and skill-up a new generation to support the transition.

Countries and businesses that invest in developing the specialist technical skills needed to implement and maintain sustainable energy infrastructure will find they have the talent to export and market”.

 

 

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Erica Gray, Head of Sustainability 
Erica Gray, Head of Sustainability 

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