The collaboration will consider a new research project, called SVAN (Safer Vessel with Autonomous Navigation), where Rolls-Royce and Finferries will try to implement the findings from the Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications (AAWA) research project, which ended in late 2017.

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AAWA brought together a number of stakeholders from the shipping industry, to research the viability of a next generation of advanced ship solutions.

Karno Tenovuo, Senior Vice President, Rolls-Royce Ship Intelligence, mentioned:

This new collaboration agreement could take safer, cleaner shipping to the next level. Rolls-Royce will develop solutions to enhance the safety and efficiency of marine operations in the ferry sector, which will be demonstrated in the test platform provided by Finferries.