Round 3 winners of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) have been announced
The UK’s race to decarbonise the maritime sector has been given another vital boost, with £60 million in government funding distributed to innovative companies nationwide developing futuristic green technology.
The funding comes from the third round of the government’s Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC3), which focuses on developing a range of clean maritime technologies including hydrogen, ammonia, electric and wind power.
During the 2-year investment period, successful companies will be required to demonstrate that their projects will work in the real world, helping them to progress towards becoming an everyday reality.
Winners include a project led by Sean Collins Collins River Enterprises Limited to build and test a brand new fully electric ferry on the River Thames between Canary Wharf and Rotherhithe. This builds on research funded through the first round of the CMDC.
Another project by National Maritime UK Marine Hydrogen Working Group partners Marine Zero led by Tim Munn will deliver a new fully electric domestic passenger vessel to operate in Falmouth, Cornwall including the provision of new charging infrastructure.
Congratulations to all the successful bids.