22 May 2020
Here at BMT, we are committed to a future vision of efficient and sustainable shipping and are proud to be a member of Maritime Research and Innovation UK (MarRI-UK), a collaboration between UK industry and academia to jointly tackle innovation and technology challenges. This week, MarRI-UK announced the results of its first funding call; £1.4m has been awarded to 10 organisations as part of the Clean Maritime Call, a MarRI-UK initiative funded by the Department for Transport (DfT). The grants will help to find innovative ways to develop technology to assist the UK’s transition to a future of zero emission shipping.
As a founding member, we have been involved in the MarRI-UK initiative since its inception and our team supported the creation and development of its research strategy. The recent press release announcing the available funding is not only great news for the companies involved in the project, but a ground-breaking step for MarRI-UK and all of its members.
One of the projects announced in the press release is led by us. We are investigating alternative Asset Leasing Models (ALMs) that could be used to accelerate adoption on ships for certain Energy Saving Technologies (ESTs). Relevant ESTs that are commercially available include wind assisted propulsion devices such as Flettnor Rotors. ESTs are designed to improve vessel efficiency, lower fuel costs and reduce the pollution generated by shipping. By understanding existing commercial leasing models in other sectors and industries, we are hoping to harness best practice and provide a further economic incentive for ship owners and operators to adopt such technologies.
This project is part of our wider programme of clean shipping initiatives. If you would like to know more about how our research is contributing to a cleaner future, or would like information on MarRI-UK Membership, please contact us at email@example.com
Image used with permission from Anemoi Marine Technologies Ltd.
12 August 2020
On July 31, 2020 at CFB Halifax dockyard, HMCS Harry DeWolf Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) was officially delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN).
30 July 2020
BMT Defence and Security UK has received the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) 2020 Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for its work supporting Reservists and the Armed Forces.
8 July 2020
Mark Sullivan, BMT’s Operations & Capability Director, has joined the panel of judges for this year’s E&T (Engineering and Technology) Innovation Awards.
7 July 2020
Each year, Maritime Safety Week marks the UK government’s recognition of the excellent safety work that goes on across the maritime sector. Now in its third year, it provides a valuable opportunity to focus on specific safety challenges and what is being done to tackle them, as well as helping to share knowledge, experience and best practice and to deliver key safety messages.