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Hybridization and Solutions for GHG greenhouse Gas Emission reductions
9th July 2021

Emissions from international shipping could grow between 50% and 250% by 2050, with predictions that 15% of total CO2 emissions will be attributable to maritime.  The International Maritime Organization has committed to reduce total GHG emissions of shipping by at least 50% by 2050. In addition, EU regulations stipulate a reduction of at least 40% by 2030. With goals only getting stricter, now is the time to do the work to reduce GHG emissions of your fleet. 

The IMO outlined a number of points for reducing GHG emissions in shipping in their 2018 Strategy that could affect your business:

•       Reduction of GHG by a minimum 40% by 2030

•       70% reduction of GHG by 2050.

•         Short-term measures are to be finalized and agreed between 2018 and 2023

•         Possible mid-term measures could be finalized and agreed upon in 2023 and 2030.

•         Possible long-term measures could be finalized and agreed beyond 2030.

•         Stipulation of improved EEDI Energy Efficiency Design Index, formulated as a requirement for new ships

•         Stipulation of EEMP Ship energy efficiency management plan for existing vessels

In addition to IMO measures, EU MRV REGULATION & EU ETS should be taken into account:

•         Sept 9 2020 European amendment 1-17 referring to IMO Initial Strategy 2018 in Union law. Companies shall linearly reduce the annual CO2 emissions per transport work by at least 40% by 2030 . Companies who fail to comply with the annual reduction are subject to a financial penalty proportionate to EU ETS.

•         EU MRV  ‘Monitoring Reporting and Verification of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Maritime Transport’

•         EU ETS economic trends, fuel prices, policy and regulations

SRC provides tailored solutions for GHG reduction requirements that cover the entire project, with a complete package from study, development, design, installation, commissioning, and supporting the system integration. 

  • Feasibility study with analysis for available solution to achieve the IMO upcoming requirement.
  • Guidance/support to apply and obtain available incentives, tax reductions and estimate short ROI.
  • Expertise in designing and developing customized tailored solutions for all types of vessels and satisfying customer needs and requests (Technical/Esthetical).
  • To achieve the best efficiency, the SRC team of experts can combine and integrate different systems and technologies from numerous manufacturers and suppliers in a single turnkey project/solution. 
  • Most common solutions: Batteries systems/Shore Connections/VFDs/Energy recovery-ultracapacitors/wind turbines.

A complete solution starts off with a feasibility study analysis to determine the best available solution to achieve compliance with the upcoming IMO requirements. This also includes guidance and support in obtaining various incentives, tax reductions and as short of a ROI as possible. 

Subsequent to the initial analysis, SRC will make use of its expertise in designing and developing customized tailored solutions for all types of vessels and accommodating the specific needs of customers, whether they be technical or aesthetical requests. The SRC team of experts can combine and integrate different systems and technologies from numerous manufacturers into a single turnkey project or solution. 

Most common solutions include: battery systems, shore electricity connections, VFDs, energy-recovery ultracapacitors and wind turbines - all in the name of reducing emissions. 
 For example installing ESS electrical storage systems yields three main advantages - firstly a spinning reserve needs less generators to be online. Secondly, peak shaving allows to balance and buffer engine load. Thirdly, optimizing the load points of generators allows for improved efficiency, fuel-saving and reduced maintenance. All in all, it can be a serious step towards zero-emissions operations. 

Contact us to start sailing your fleet towards a zero-carbon future!

Custom Solutions for Offshore Renewable Markets
5th March 2021

Offshore wind energy is a fast-growing sector. However, behind every wind farm is a network of supportive vessels with roles ranging from installation to accommodation. SRC offers custom solutions for these vessels, from design and engineering, turn-key solution to prefabrication and installation. This includes for example custom-tailored equipment for Sea-fastening and Grillages.
 
 Whether you need an interior upgrade to your accommodations, structural modifications to ensure compliance or require accommodation barges, everything we do is fully customizable to your preferences and needs.  Our highly efficient approaches minimize down-time and ensures the best quality of construction and repair.
 
 If you are interested, take a look at our detailed presentation and contact us!

Max Marotta joins SRC and is appointed as Head of Electrical and Automation department
16th February 2021

Experienced Electrical and Automation Systems specialist Max Maratta joins SRC Group and is appointed as Head of Electrical and Automation Department.
Max brings with him 22 years of experience in the marine industry. He started his career as an Electrical Supervisor in Monfalcone Shipyard, joined Carnival Cruise Line as Chief Electrical Engineer for next 10 years, and continued in shoreside technical operations with Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Line before joining SRC Group.
 
 “Max brings with him over two decades of unparalleled technical experience in the field of marine electricity and we are glad to have him join our team. His skills will help us engage and focus on new innovative projects and growth opportunities. Welcome Max!”, said Hannes Lilp, Chairman of the Board.

Looking to the future of the marine industry, Max Marotta sees that technologies facilitating sustainable solutions will become a key trend. This includes advancements in energy storage, batteries and hybrid propulsion system allowing for greater efficiency. With this additional value of his vast experience, we increase our offering of in-house capability and knowledge of electrical EPC services. 

SRC provides design and engineering, technical and interior refit services in maritime and offshore sectors. We have companies in the Netherlands, Norway, Estonia, Italy, and sales offices in the United States. SRC executes repairs, retrofit projects, specialized short lead time conversions and complex tailored conversions in remote areas for demanding customers worldwide. The group has successfully completed more than 4,000 projects across the world, from small repairs to turnkey retrofits. SRC can manage around 1,000 people per project.