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Frazer-Nash advance support for maritime sustainability

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Frazer-Nash, a KBR Company, has been announced as project partner for work aimed at reducing emissions across the shipping sector.

In support of Anemoi Marine Technologies, the £1.9m funding awarded by the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, is part of a suite of interventions launched by the UK Shipping Office for Reducing Emissions.

The aim of the Competition is to fund real world demonstrations, trials and feasibility studies into clean maritime technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Frazer-Nash will provide dynamics analysis as part of the project, which aims to develop and test a new 3.5m diameter Rotor Sail design over the next 12 months, alongside other industry partners.

The funding, awarded to Anemoi, will support the design activities, building, and testing of the demonstrator for the innovative new drive system, which will be manufactured and housed at VINCI Technology Centre.

Diverse collaborative endeavours such as this, are key to accelerating progress in the development and implementation of energy-saving technology within the shipping industry.

Keir Gravil, Business Manager at Frazer-Nash, comments: “CMDC is fantastic opportunity for companies to showcase their technical innovation, and Frazer-Nash is very pleased to be a project partner to Anemoi’s CMDC project, being able to demonstrate our extensive technical capability and expertise in this exciting market.”

Kim Diederichsen, Chief Executive Officer of Anemoi, commented, “We are thrilled to be selected for this valuable grant to build the demonstrator which will continue to propel our commitment to sustainable maritime solutions. All thanks to the hard work of the team, Anemoi showcased the importance of our work to UK SHORE. We aim not only to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime industry but to also chart a course towards innovation, collaboration, and positive environmental impact on a global scale.”

This project is part of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition Round 4 (CMDC4), funded by the UK Department for Transport (DfT) and delivered by Innovate UK. CMDC4 is part of the Department’s UK Shipping Office for Reducing Emissions (UK SHORE) programme, a £206m initiative focused on developing the technology necessary to decarbonise the UK domestic maritime sector.

For more information you can read the Anemoi announcement here

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