The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has made a commitment to cutting greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008 levels. With over 90% of worldwide goods transported by marine shipping, combined with increasing congestion in oceans and seas due to increased construction, operations and maintenance activities involving offshore energy assets, there is increasing scrutiny on the contribution of shipping and maritime to energy transition initiatives. However, looking at the wide range of vessel types and purposes, the solution is not a simple one.
AqualisBraemar LOC along with group company Longitude Engineering, have developed specialised in-house capabilities at pace with changing requirements in the market, to provide comprehensive advise and technical support to clients in their transition to more sustainable shipping solutions. Our services cover support from early advisory and feasibility, through to design and build, and subsequent marine and risk assurance.
Clean shipping systems design and engineering experts
Through expertise in electrical engineering, marine-based green technologies including hybrid-propulsion, fuel-cell and battery technology, combined with Longitude’s long-term vessel design and engineering expertise, and group company Innosea’s specialist capabilities in feasibility and analysis of marine renewables, AqualisBraemar LOC as a group are highly experienced in supporting with the detailed concept design, engineering, analysis and integration of clean shipping systems.
With in-depth understanding of different vessel types, purpose and use in the market, we are able to provide detailed analysis and evaluation to determine the correct fit-for-purpose and commercially viable solution for our client. We use our wider cross-sector knowledge to consider the full supply chain and contributing assets such as bunkering/fuelling options, port infrastructure and local recourses, to determine the feasibility of a clean shipping solution, and deliver a bankable and truly sustainable solution.
In determining the appropriate vessel type and plant, our team will analyse the duty cycle of a craft, and identify specific goals and functionality – such as low emissions whilst alongside, or periods of zero emissions while underway.
This information capture enables a fully-defined specification to be prepared, before final selection of the correct elements of a hybrid propulsion system. We then follow this up through design, build supervision and commissioning.
Benefiting from our entrenched legacy in marine assurance and risk services, we are able to draw up detailed guidelines and procedural documents advising on risk mitigation of vessels with clean shipping technologies.