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"We face increased pressure for lower emissions, an acceleration in the energy transition and more hybrid solutions"

AuthorsPatrick Hooijmans
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 132
Date30 Sep 2021
MARIN’s Transport and Shipping department is extremely diverse. The team handles projects across the entire spectrum, from ultra large container vessels to LNG carriers and inland vessels. Our clients are mainly European and Asian design offices and shipyards, and they are often accompanied by the shipowner.


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Patrick Hooijmans

Team Leader Transport & Shipping | Senior Project Manager

Patrick Hooijmans, Project Manager of Transport ans Shipping market


Recent developments at the IMO, which have led to EEXI
regulations coming into force in 2023, will have a huge impact, Patrick stresses. Studies show that a significant part of the existing fleet will need to have modifications to their hull and/or propeller to meet the standards. “As a result, we are seeing a huge demand for new vessels and retrofits.” For those looking at retrofit options, there is growing interest in windassisted propulsion, he adds.