It's often said that "we don't build ships any more". It may be true we don't build the largest tankers or container ships but we have a proud and vibrant industry building  naval vessels, ferries, yachts and specialist vessels.

 
Coupled with the extensive capability across the whole supply chain, intensive R&D, and world leading maritime services, this £11 billion GVA sector is working for increased recognition by Government, and investments in the future.
 
In September 2015, the Department for Transport published the Maritime Growth Study, that recommends industry and Government address matters of leadership, skills and marketing. In support of these aims, KTN assisted in the development of a Maritime technology roadmap in specific areas such as: marine systems integration; autonomous vessels and manufacture of specialist vessels.
 

Vessel Efficiency Group

This group highlights items of industry news, and events of interest to the maritime community.  Join this group/log in to add your own news and dicussions topics as you see fit.

Topics of interest include:

  • Light Weighting
    • Lightweight, lower carbon materials and structural optimisation
  • Smart materials
    • Smart and multifunctional, self healing, fire resistant, low friction coatings, embedded sensors
  • Positioning and communications
    • Space and satellite systems, better user interfaces for complex systems
    • Lightweight, lower carbon materials and structural optimisation
  • Autonomous sensing, avionics and advanced navigation
    • Autonomous systems, remote command and control, trim and stability controls for energy efficiency and safety
  • Smart green propulsion and alternative low carbon / emission systems
    • Electric propulsion, motors, drives, controllers, energy storage, power management, batteries, engine exhaust after treatment & emissions reduction, heat & power recovery, and alternative fuels
  • Vessel design and engineering
    • Hydrodynamics, improved efficiency of manufacturing processes to reduce material consumption, waste, energy use and carbon emissions

 

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Latest news

ESA Open Invitation To Tender to study new maritime communications services using VDES

The European Space Agency’s Telecommunications and Integrated Applications Directorate has...

NERC announces investments of £15m in marine autonomous vessels and a future call on MAS sensors

NERC - the Natural Environment Research Council - has announced it is to invest £15m in...

WITT Energy Breaks Crowdcube cleantech investment record

WITT Energy , maker of the WITT (Whatever Input to Torsion Transfer) device that was first...

Upcoming events

Tue 21 May 2013

Remote (satellite and ground based) Sensing and Marine Renewables Workshop

12:30 until 17:30

Remote (satellite and ground based) Sensing and Marine Renewables Worksho Development of novel...

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Thu 06 Jun 2013

Space Applications for Efficient Maritime Logistics Networks Workshop

10:00 until 15:30

Space Applications for Efficient Maritime Logistics Networks Workshop Largely out of sight to the...

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Wed 28 Jan 2015

10th Vessel Efficiency & Fuel Management Summit

Jan 28 / 09:00 until Jan 29 / 17:00

The 10th Vessel Efficiency & Fuel Management Summit will examine the key performance aspects...

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Wed 27 Nov 2013

2013 Maritime and Innovation Brokerage Event

Nov 27 / 09:00 until Nov 28 / 17:00

The Maritime and Innovation Brokerage Event (MIBE 2013) will bring together European maritime...

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Mon 09 Sep 2013

3rd Int. Conference on Technologies, Operations, Logistics & Modelling for

Sep 09 / 08:30 until Sep 10 / 18:00

3rd Int. Conference on Technologies, Operations, Logistics & Modelling for Low Carbon Shipping...

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