Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition
In November the Prime Minister announced the government's Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.
The plan sets out activity and investment from government to support the transition to net zero. On maritime, the plan recognises the need to provide specific and additional support to the sector, in a similar manner to which it supports aviation: "Supporting difficult-to-decarbonise industries to become greener through research projects for zero-emission planes and ships.
The plan includes a specific funding commitment:
- Greener maritime: £20 million for a competition to develop clean maritime technology, such as feasibility studies on key sites, including Orkney and Teesside.
This Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition builds on the vision set out in the Clean Maritime Plan and underlines the government’s commitment to addressing emissions from this sector. This one-year ‘springboard programme’ will lay the foundation for a network of real world projects to kick-start government investment in decarbonising the maritime sector ahead of COP26.
Maritime UK will be holding a series of industrial engagement events with the Department for Transport during w/c 25 January, which will cover:
- Aims and objectives of this competition
- Competition timescales
- What does a good bid look like?
Part of the engagement will be on a regional basis and participants will be encouraged to discuss what their region can offer in support of the competition's objectives.