Royston are pleased to announce that, in partnership with Newcastle University and Nexus, have successfully won funding for the CLEANFERRY Project; which aims to define and develop pathways to decarbonising ferry operations across the River Tyne, as announced by Rt Hon Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, at London International Shipping Week 2021.
The CLEANFERRY Project is part of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, funded by the Department for Transport and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK.
Announced in March 2020, and part of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan to position the UK at the forefront of green shipbuilding and maritime technology, the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition is a £20m investment from government alongside a further c.£10mfrom industry to reduce emissions from the maritime sector. The programme is supporting 55 projects across the UK, including projects in Scotland, Northern Ireland and from the South West to the North East of England. As set out in the Clean Maritime Plan (2019), Government funding has been used to support early stage research relating to clean maritime. The programme will be used to support the research, design and development of zero emission technology and infrastructure solutions for maritime and to accelerate decarbonisation in the sector.