Three collaborators – Corvus Energy, Navtek Naval Technologies and BMA Technology – have jointly announced a Memorandum of Understanding to explore several areas for cooperation, including research, innovation and commercialization to develop innovative technologies regarding ‘onboard swappable energy sources for ships’, aiming to contribute to the decarbonization of the maritime sector and support fulfillment of the EU strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate-neutral economy by 2050.
The partnership will strengthen cooperation to promote and develop onboard swappable energy source standards for existing and future battery types, hydrogen fuel cells, liquid energy sources and integrated/interchangeable applications supported by digital powertrain integration technologies for the next generation of vessels.
“We have worked closely with both Navtek and BMA on zero-emission ship solutions for many years already,” said Corvus Energy senior vice president, ship solutions, Ronald Hansen. “Through successful projects they have proved that they are at the forefront of the design and construction of the green ships of the future. We are therefore very proud to enter into this partnership on swappable battery and fuel cell container solutions. This will drive technology further toward zero-emission shipping and will help shipowners and operators to achieve maximum emission reductions and improved financial returns for their ships.”
“Today’s announcement marks a new era of cooperation with our closest collaborators, in which we commit to using new innovative technologies to develop worldwide new standards for a future fossil-fuel-free, resilient and smart maritime sector for years to come,” added Navtek Naval Technologies general manager Ferhat Acuner. “We are exceptionally proud of our state-of-the-art ZEETUG 30, the world’s first fully battery-powered tugboat, which we developed jointly with our invaluable technology partners that won three prestigious international awards.”
“Since the beginning of our journey, our goal has been to be the leader in innovative and green technologies,” continued Akın Artun, technology director at BMA Technology. “ZEETUG 30 is our first step forward to shape the future together with our excellent partners Navtek and Corvus Energy. We are very proud of being a part of this unique project as the electrical system integrator. To protect and enhance the environment, we are placing a special emphasis on research and development in line with our main targets. We are strongly convinced that our collaboration will contribute to the efforts to reduce carbon emissions for our future generation.”