On August 18, the Netherlands participated in one of the largest conference around the world, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters.
The program "Embracing the energy transition – The Dutch approach" was organized by IRO, an independent non-profit organisation that supports and promotes the interest of the Dutch Offshore Energy industry with more than 400 members. The session was moderated by Tjerk Suurenbroek (IRO) and Han Tiebout (GustoMSC) and presented by René Peters – Director Gas Technology of TNO; Pieter van Oord – CEO Van Oord; Bas Buchner – President MARIN; Jacqueline Vaessen – General manager Nexstep and Lex de Groot – Managing director Neptune Energy NL.
"The Netherlands is taking part in a global effort to develop a low CO2 energy economy that is safe, reliable and affordable. We are currently dependent on fossil fuels for almost 90% of our energy supply. During the coming decades, fossil fuels will continue to play a role in the energy system, but they will decrease in importance and new energy sources are needed. In the North Sea, the offshore energy sector is in transition from offshore oil and gas production towards offshore wind, marine energy, hydrogen and more. Furthermore, CCS in offshore aquifers and depleted fields is being developed.
The majority of the Dutch offshore energy sector is undertaking efforts to enhance and speed up the much needed transition, by using their extensive knowledge and expertise that they have built from traditional offshore activities.
Our strategy is focused on a responsible transition towards a sustainable and reliable energy mix, that will lead to achieving the Paris goals".
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