Topic: Maritime research

Allseas acquires drill ship for deepsea mining

Allseas has acquired the former ultra-deepwater drill ship Vitoria 10000 for conversion to a polymetallic nodule collection vessel. Together with DeepGreen Metals, Allseas is developing a deepsea mineral collection system. ‘We will develop all the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Why iron could be a suitable future marine fuel

Meeting upcoming emission targets for shipping has brought about a search for new marine fuels and systems. Recently, a feasibility study was carried out investigating such a completely different and CO2-free alternative fuel: iron powder....Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Royal IHC is ready to take on deepsea mining

‘Deepsea mining is not an adventure for the quick and easy,’ says Laurens de Jonge, Manager Marine Mining at Royal IHC. Still, Royal IHC now has the knowledge to engineer the required solution once a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Maritime R&D won’t last without production

SWZ|Maritime’s January issue focuses on maritime R&D in the Netherlands with contributions from Nevesbu, Conoship, MARIN and Royal IHC. However, SWZ|Maritime’s Editor-in-Chief Antoon Oosting argues that to stay strong in R&D, we also need to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Damen Leads Zero-emission Mussel Farming Research

Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam is heading a research project to investigate the application of hybrid and fully electric propulsion in the Dutch mussel farming sector. The overall aim of the so-called AQUACULTURe project is to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Shipping Sector Proposes Fuel Tax to Fund R&D Programme

Seven international shipowner associations have asked the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to form the world’s first collaborative shipping R&D programme that is to eliminate CO2 emissions. The proposal aks funding from shipping companies across the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

EC Agrees on Zero Emission Shipping Partnership

The European Commission (EC) and the member states have agreed on the establishment of a “Partnership Zero Emission Waterborne Transport”. This was revealed by SEA Europe yesterday (29 October), which claims to get this intel...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk