Sustainability

How we innovate today will influence the world tomorrow

We have yet to discover all the different ways in which the sea sustains life on Earth. But with the ocean set to become not only our main source of food and energy but also our most important transport highway, everything we do at sea has an impact.

The ocean space offers enormous potential. At the same time, it is Code Red for our planet. The maritime industry therefore needs specialized tools and smart technologies to explore our oceans as responsibly and sustainably as possible.

Seaonics is committed to driving the changes that must be made right now, through innovation and by leading the electrification of critical maritime handling and lifting solutions.

Our most important contribution is to assist our customers to become the best in the world for sustainable exploration, development and harvesting of the ocean space. We use our our technology and expertise to reduce costs, increase efficiency and security, and minimize negative environmental impacts.

We focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) where we can make a real contribution and a tangible difference today and in the future. 

 

Our contribution to SDG 9.4

  • Seaonics is the leading developer of electrically powered winches and is at the forefront of the switch from hydraulic to electric systems.
     
  • Seaonics supplies advanced monitoring systems to detect possible breakdowns and leaks, which could lead to environmental harm.
     
  • Seaonics supplies systems with environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) and oils.

Goal

By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.

Our contribution to SDG 8.2

Seaonics invests significant resources in innovation to make our technology and products as highly effective and as energy efficient as possible.

  • Electric systems are designed to capture regenerative energy, enabling additional electrical power from the system to be fed back to vessel.
     
  • New and intelligent control systems are being developed to make product/system operation as efficient as possible.
     
  • System design focuses on efficient overall performance.
     
  • Simulation technology/simulators are used to train operators to carry out safe operations and reduce the risk of accidents and system breakdowns.

Goal

Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors.

Our contribution to SDG 12.5

Seaonics manufactures high-quality cranes and winches that are build to last. Excellent service programmes also help give our products a long lifespan, thereby reducing their lifetime carbon footprint to a minimum.

  • We focus on the complete system/product lifecycle to optimize the product's lifespan. Seaonics also offers service agreements to extend the product lifespan. This includes:
    • A maintenance programme and replacement of parts to prevent unplanned downtime, etc.
    • Annual inspections
  • Retrofit service, with existing equipment reused in new applications to further extend it's lifecycle.
     

Goal

By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse

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