UK Invests €38.6M in Green Tech for Ports and Ships

by Mayniaga

The Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) has awarded a total of £128 million in its fourth round (CMDC4) to drive the maritime industry toward achieving net-zero emissions.

This funding supports various initiatives focusing on clean maritime technologies, including electric, hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, and wind power.

These organizations aim to enhance electric infrastructure, providing electricity to ports, harbors, and the grid when vessels are not in use, contributing to sustainable maritime practices.

Among the winners are Aqua SuperPower and RS Marine Group, both based in Southampton, dedicated to developing electric vessels and charging points.

The aluminum catamaran demonstrator by WSW Marine Ltd is designed to lead the leisure and light-commercial maritime sectors toward lower carbon offshore vessels.

WSW Marine Ltd, another recipient, plans to build the first leisure vessel running primarily on bio-methanol.

This innovative solution eliminates the need for diesel-powered generators and auxiliary generators, promoting cleaner maritime practices.

Cammell Laird Shiprepairers & Shipbuilders secured £3.5 million to deliver a clean shore power solution for vessels undergoing refit and repair at Cammell Laird shipyard.

The funding, part of the £206 million UK Shipping Office for Reducing Emissions (UK SHORE) program, highlights the collaborative efforts between the government and the private sector.

CMDC4, building on previous rounds, reflects the strong industry interest in clean maritime investments.

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