Rolls Royce and UCL research energy efficient ships

Britain once ruled the sea – and its merchant fleet could be “greened” if new research is successful. Rolls Royce is helping UCL with research on improving the energy efficiency of Britain’s shipping industry. The £2million project at the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is hoping to improve ships’ efficiency by more than 30%. The work […]

£40m heavy duty vehicle energy project launched

The Energy Technologies Institute yesterday launched one of Europe’s largest heavy duty vehicle efficiency programmes. The £40m programme will look at increasing the efficiencies of shipping, heavy goods vehicles, construction and agricultural equipment by almost a third. Heavy duty vehicles currently contribute 8% of the UK’s overall CO2 emissions. The low carbon fuel options for […]

Bid to set standards for offshore wind farm vessels

The first rules aimed at establishing a set of uniform standards for the growing fleet of vessels that serve offshore wind farms have been published. International classification society Det Norske Veritas has put together the guidelines and the first vessel being built to them is already under construction at South Boats Medina Shipyard on the […]