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Polarcus scores Level 1 Triple-E rating – DNV

29th November 2012

Polarcus receives DNV’s first Triple-E rating, an environmental maritime rating scheme

Polarcus scores Level 1 Triple-E rating – DNV
Triple-E is designed to demonstrate active environmental management and energy efficient operations

Polarcus on Thursday announced that is has received the word’s first Level 1 Triple E rating, an environmental maritime rating scheme awarded by Norwegian classification society DNV.

The official declaration was handed over to Polarcus CEO, Rolf Rønningen, and Polarcus SVP Marine Acquisition, Duncan Eley, by DNV during a client seminar held in Stavanger, Norway on 28 November 2012.

Triple-E is a voluntary environmental rating scheme for ships with a rating from Level 4 to Level 1, where 1 is the highest. It is designed to demonstrate active environmental management and energy efficient operations.

Fundamental key elements evaluated include:

• Environmental management systems in place and implemented
• Energy efficient operation as part of policies, action plans and daily operations
• Energy efficient ship design
• Verifiable monitoring, measurements and documentation schemes

"We are impressed by the structured approach Polarcus has taken to implement all identified environmental and energy efficiency tasks across their fleet. The company management has been supporting the process all the way. This has given proven results in terms of improved company performance and energy efficient ship operations” says Petter Andersen, Triple-E™ Product Manager, DNV.

Polarcus CEO Rolf Rønningen said: "We are firm believers that our Explore Green agenda has… reduced risks and helped secure strategic contracts in environmentally sensitive sea areas; all substantiating that there is a sustainable business model in being an environmentally and energy efficient company. This is where the DNV Triple-E rating works as a tangible measurement for both the vessel operator as well as the client."