Press Release: Cedar Marine, the facilitator of long-term maritime sustainability, today launches its business, bringing to market a pioneering ‘Carbon Management Plan’ offering, with class-leading offshore wind OESV operator Seacat Services signed on as its inaugural customer.
Established to supply maritime organisations with the tools they need to realise an environmentally sustainable future, Cedar Marine operates as an industry partner to provide technical and commercial support to maritime owners, managers and operators. In a first of its kind offering for the maritime sector, the Carbon Management Plan enables organisations to monitor their performance and commit to achieving their decarbonisation targets, while maintaining commercial success, operational efficiency, and compliance with changing regulations.
Pressure to curb emissions is mounting across the maritime sector, but this pressure is also outpacing the maturity of low- and zero-carbon solutions currently available in the market. While owners are eager to forge ahead with tactics and technologies to decarbonise, the uncertain landscape they face hinders their ability to identify the most commercially viable method of reducing their emissions.
Cedar Marine works with its customers to understand their environmental impact and plot an economically sustainable course to improve their green profile in line with both commercial and regulatory targets. This support includes business strategy and project advice across:
- measurement and analysis of their existing carbon footprint;
- generation of a dedicated carbon reduction pathway;
- agreement of a trajectory of tracking and reporting against reduction goals, and;
- annual review of the Carbon Management Plan and targets.
The new organisation is headed by Owen Preece, a certified marine surveyor and naval architect with almost 10 years’ experience, who established Cedar Marine following engineering leadership and business development roles at Bureau Veritas. Its team of highly trained and experienced marine surveyors, authorised by UK Flag approved certifying authorities MECAL and SCMS, hold a considerable track record in delivering sustainability gains for its customers in line with their commercial and operational commitments.
Owen Preece, Managing Director, Cedar Marine.
Speaking on the launch of the business, Owen said: “Sustainability takes many forms, from climate commitments to business continuity and optimised assets. At Cedar Marine we balance these concerns for our partners, examining their environments, assets, business dealings, and partnerships to offer the most complete sustainability recommendations.
“We understand the difficulties our partners face in determining their most suitable pathway to improved environmental performance, and we work to take the pain out of this process. Our carbon reduction consultancy advises owners’ green ambitions and initiatives and empowers them to enact positive environmental change. It aligns with their business strategy to outline emissions reduction measures, set benchmarks, and track progress on an agreed trajectory for a supported pathway towards sustainability.”
Speaking on its first-mover status as the inaugural customer of the Carbon Management Plan, Ian Baylis, Seacat Services, said; “At Seacat, we envision and strive for an offshore support sector which places the integrity of environmental endeavors at its core, and achieving this goal requires a complete overhaul in how we monitor and implement carbon reduction measures.
“As the first organisation to sign up to a Carbon Management Plan, we aim to set a precedent for the offshore support sector to hold itself to higher standards and take ownership of its commitment to improved environmental performance. Cedar Marine is the perfect partner to help us track and achieve our sustainable ambitions as a commercially successful and environmentally conscious company.”
Cedar Marine offers a full spectrum of commercial and technical support services including; vessel survey, valuation services, green finance sourcing, and consultancy on classification and statutory requirements. In addition, Cedar provides oversight of vessel new building, refit, damage, modification and repair; project management; and commissioning.