Green Passport seismic vessel business case

By: Jeroen Berger, July 18, 2017

Polarcus has seven seismic vessels in total. The organization has expressed its ambition to have the most greenest fleet in the offshore seismic industry. Our partner Metizoft found it a challenge to help Polarcus with this goal. By equipping the seismic vessels with an Inventory Hazardous Materials (IHM) certificate, formerly known as the “Green Passport”, the vessels are “green” the whole life, from construction, throughout the ship’s operating life to preparation for scrapping at the end of the ship’s useful life.


About Polarcus


Polarcus, established in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai), has the vision to be a pioneer in an industry where the frontiers of seismic exploration are responsibly expanded without harm to our world. To achieve this vision, exploration in the Arctic and other Environmentally Sensitive Sea Areas ("ESSA") must be performed responsibly and to the highest possible standards using the best available “green” technologies (see Figure 1).


Figure 1: “green” technologies used in a Polarcus seismic vessel


What have Metizoft contribute to this “green” project?


For ship recycling in the near future, a ship owner or shipping company must have a valid IHM certificate, formerly known as the “Green Passport”. To receive an IHM certificate, Polarcus make use of Metizoft’s advanced Doucment Management System, called Greenlogger.


By making use of Metizoft’s advanced Document Management System, the crew of the seismic vessels as well as the onshore management will have easy access to all the necessary documentation to prove that their vessels are free of hazardous materials like asbestos, ozone-depleting substances or PCBs.


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