Namely, ABP is collaborating with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), to run the EnSiX Challenge Competition, which invites UK businesses to provide innovative solutions to help boost efficiency and sustainability.
KTN is the network partner for Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK Government.
Accordingly, the competition will be online until the end of October and will address three issues:
- reducing emissions from heavy lifting equipment at ports;
- systems and processes which can enhance equipment operator training and provide assisted inspection tools;
- novel alternative approaches to vessel propulsion systems.
Following EU's green program, the UK aspires to achieve its carbon-neutrality goal by 2050, ABP is looking for partners to provide energy saving, emissions reduction and efficiency boosting measures which can improve the sustainability of port operations.
Mike McCartain, ABP’s Group Director of Safety, Marine and Engineering commented
Improving efficiency and delivering more sustainable services to our customers is part of our ongoing commitment. The UK can be immensely proud of its engineering heritage and we are drawing on this pool of world-class talent to help us meet these challenges.