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MSC Cruise Management part of UK-funded team aiming to cut emissions

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The innovation project awards are aimed at helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
MSC Cruise Management together with GE Power Conversion, Ceres Power Ltd and Lloyd’s Register have been awarded a research project focussing on fuel cell system integration into a large ship’s power architecture and energy management system.

The project is part of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, funded by the UK Government Department for Transport and by industry, and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK. It is aimed at helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector through cleaner fuels and energy saving measures.

£20m investment 

The competition is a £20m investment from government, alongside a further c.£10m from industry to reduce emissions in the maritime sector. 

Announced in March last year, and part of the Ten Point Plan to position the country at the forefront of green shipbuilding and maritime technology, the programme is supporting 55 projects across the UK. 

Simon Edmonds, deputy executive chair and chief business officer for Innovate UK, said: ‘As the UK prepares to host COP26 in the maritime city of Glasgow, it is great that we can announce funding for these fantastic projects in the maritime sector that will help the UK meet its net zero goals.’ 

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