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UK maritime projects welcome CMDC4 funding round

UK maritime projects welcome CMDC4 funding round

Multiple UK maritime and offshore companies celebrated a wave of project funding this week, courtesy of the fourth round of the government’s Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC4). The CMDC was established by the UK Department of Transport (DoT) and Innovate UK to develop green technologies for ships and ports. This latest funding round has seen […]

Better decisions, lower lifecycle costs

Better decisions, lower lifecycle costs

CFD enables Teignbridge to optimise design and performance of propulsion systems Founded in 1974, Teignbridge Propellers International is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of marine propulsion and stern gear products. With more than 65,000 square feet of floor space and over 100 employees at its headquarters in Southwest England, it is the largest producer of […]

Fine entry for the BAR30

Fine entry for the BAR30

Profiled at Seawork 2022, the offshore wind farm vessel Seacat Columbia doesn’t look that novel from the quayside – until you get a proper look at the far side of the boat, writes Stevie Knight. The BAR30-class vessel’s asymmetrical design may be surprising, “but the hull is 30% more efficient than a similar capacity cat […]

Where space meets the sea

Where space meets the sea

Visitors to the Aerohub Enterprise Zone at Newquay Airport in Cornwall, UK may spot the first foundations of a brand new testing and training facility, dedicated to extreme deep-sea and space environment research. The 10acre Blue Abyss facility aims to give a monumental boost to the development of future space and marine exploration programmes, serving […]

Surface support from the Hydronauts

Surface support from the Hydronauts

UK boatbuilder Diverse Marine has been contracted to build the initial run in a series of robotic vessels, monikered the Hydronaut class, for Houston-based Nauticus Robotics (formerly Houston Mechatronics). In order to comply with the terms of the US’ protectionist Jones Act, some of the 18m vessels will be constructed by Diverse Marine’s partner yards […]

UK electric alliance

UK electric alliance

June sees the launch of a new partnership between UK boatbuilders RS Electric Boats and Cheetah Marine, who will collaborate on the development of two new series of electric craft, comprising workboats and adventure catamarans.   In a statement issued in late May, the British companies announced their intention to identify synergies between Cheetah Marine’s […]

Bucking the tide

Bucking the tide

In recent years, there has been a focus on servicing deepwater offshore wind farms located far from shore, necessitating the construction and commissioning of larger, more stable CTVs and SOVs. However, accessing some of the smaller wind farms in shallower waters can also be a challenge. Take the 60MW Scroby Sands turbine array, located 2.5km off […]

Getting to grips with IMO’s cyber resolution

Getting to grips with IMO’s cyber resolution

With the introduction of MSC.428(98), Maritime Cyber Risk Management in Safety Management Systems at the start of 2021, IMO mandated that member states should take into account cyber protection and safeguards for every vessel over 500 gt, consistent with the requirements of the ISM Code and reflective of the reality that most modern ships are, […]

Bringing it all back home?

Bringing it all back home?

In the early 1980s, in a letter published in the pages of The Naval Architect, Margaret Thatcher referred to shipbuilding in the UK as a sunset industry. At the time it was very difficult to dispute that; attempts to revitalise the fortunes of yards under the auspices of the public corporation British Shipbuilders were quickly […]

Taming the Li-ion

Taming the Li-ion

  With a UK ban on internal combustion engine (ICE)-powered cars set to enter force in 2030, ro-ro ferry operators can expect electric vehicle (EV) carriage to become the norm. However, while EVs running on lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries could lower emissions by up to 69% compared to petrol-fuelled cars, according to a 2021 study by […]

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