Waste management company’s boats on the Thames to run on greener fuel that it claims can reduce CO2 emissions by 90 per cent
As part of the revival of water transportation, plans are underway to launch the first new shipyard in possibly a century or more on the River Thames in London. The Port of London Authority (PLA) is seeking written expressions of interest from shipyard operators with proven maritime repair, maintenance, and build capability to develop and operate a new facility on approximately 3.3 acres located at Albert Island Royal Docks London
Thames Estuary have announced that, in partnership with Highways England, they have appointed international consultancy and construction company, Mace, to look at how local stakeholders and businesses can take full advantage of the opportunities brought by proposed Lower Thames Crossing.
The Port of London Authority (PLA) has awarded a contract to model the future of energy demand and supply on the tidal Thames as it looks to shape the zero carbon port for the future.
Royal HaskoningDHV, working with the UCL University Maritime Advisory Services will undertake the energy demand study for the PLA, building on the Emission Reduction Roadmap for Inland Vessels on the tidal Thames, released in 2020. The roadmap sets out options available for reducing air and carbon emissions, including biofuel and emissions abatement, battery-electric, and fuel cell-electric; it concluded a mix of energy provisions will be needed to suit the different operational needs on the tidal river.
The aim of the energy demand modelling is to assess the energy solutions and infrastructure needed to support decarbonisation in order to create certainty for adoption of low carbon technologies, for operators on the Thames, including the PLA’s own vessels. It will help the PLA and the wider Thames community in making their investment decisions.