On CHEK held its first General Assembly to set the course of the project and take key decisions on facilitating the practical implementation of the project. The spirit of the project was alive yesterday, and the project is rapidly gaining momentum as key decisions have been made. This was an essential leap forward as the project is preparing the demonstration of decarbonisation technologies on a cruise ship and a bulk carrier.
The next CHEK General Assembly will take place on 2 December 2021.
Following the detailed outlook of the various technologies and shipping aspects developed during the first year of CHEK, the installation of these technologies has started taking place. At design level, the digital master (2nd generation model) of future-proof Kamsarmax and Meraviglia vessels has been built based on real operational data of the Kamsarmax bulker and Meraviglia cruise ship, targeting the optimisation of ship performance with regards to emissions through digital design means. The combination of this digital master with real-life data will lead to the development of a ‘Digital Twin’ which will include the design of experiments to be conducted in real vessel demonstrations.
From 30-31 August, the World Maritime University (WMU) hosted a two-day international seminar on the role of green technologies and capacity building in maritime decarbonization.