CITY College Plymouth has been selected to take part in a project to help the maritime sector as it works towards a greener and more sustainable future.
Maritime Research and Innovation UK (MarRI-UK), backed by the Department of Transport, has invited the College to take part in an initiative to develop new technology that will help the UK realise its vision of zero-emission shipping by 2050.
City College is one of 11 organisations that is to receive a share of £1.5million to help with the development of this cutting-edge technology, which will also provide the sector with a huge boost as it emerges for the COVID-19 pandemic.
College students studying marine autonomy, engineering and computing will work together in teams to deliver this project.
Lead on Marine Autonomous Vehicles at City College Plymouth, Martin Boulter said: ’This is a huge opportunity for our students to be exposed to creative, innovative marine technology by bringing together low-carbon propulsion with marine autonomous vehicles. It is fantastic to be working with our marine sector industrial partners who are looking to work with us to commercialise the findings of this project.’
The College will receive a total of £52,334 that will go towards testing a range of marine hybrid power and propulsion systems.
Other organisations selected for this project include the University of Plymouth, Solent University and the University of Liverpool.