Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero-Carbon Emissions

Source: 12/9/2022, Location: Europe

The latest Maersk McKinney Moller Maritime Decarbonisation Strategy, A Decade of Change, published yesterday (Thursday, 9 December), outlines how companies, governments and individuals across the globe need to work collaboratively to fast-track decarbonisation, to move closer to the Paris 1.5°C Paris trajectory.

The report discusses a number of key themes including:
• Elevating onboard efficiency
• Enabling alternative fuel pathways
• The importance for collective and collaborative action
• Supporting bold first movers

Earlier this year Bibby Marine announced a three-year commitment to the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero-Carbon Emissions (MMMCZCS), becoming a Mission Ambassador. The partnership focuses on Bibby Marine’s expertise in the area of Service Operation Vessels (SOVs,) and its part in the development of zero-emission vessels, that will play important role in the decarbonisation of the energy sector.

Since 2020 Bibby Marine has been working both inhouse and collaboratively, on the development of zero-carbon vessel technology and to increase energy efficiency onboard its vessels, and has focussed its approach on three of the key themes discussed in the strategy, enabling alternative fuel pathways, collective and collaborative action and being a bold, first mover

Bibby Marine CEO Nigel Quinn said: “The industry target of net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, will only be achieved if we work collaboratively, as high-lighted in this latest MMMCZCS strategy.

“We know to achieve significant gains, we need changes in technology, operations, fuels and will need the full engagement of all parts of the maritime ecosystem. To achieve this target, a mix of technologies will need to be explored.”

Bibby Marine is currently working as part of a consortium on a number of initiatives focussed on enabling alternative vessel propulsion. Its latest study, funded through Round 2 of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, is looking at a prototype of an offshore charging solution for SOVs, both wind turbine and offshore sub-station (OSS). The vessel would be able to operate without producing any carbon from day one.

He added: “Our continued research into a zero-emission vessel solution is ongoing, as the MMMCZCS strategy discusses, we recognise the importance of working alongside industry partners to achieve this goal and are taking a collaborative approach in order to provide an integrated solution. We recently met with MP Nursat Ghani, Minister of State at the Dept for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to see how we can work with government to incentivise the industry and encourage regulatory reform, another key theme in this latest report.

“Bibby Marine has always been at the forefront of innovation in the maritime sector and wants to continue that tradition as a bold first mover.? We look forward to collaborating further with MMMCZC to further develop SOVs and advance at pace the decarbonisation of maritime assets supporting the clean energy production within the offshore wind industry.”

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