Danfoss Editron, an engineer company, provided the hybrid electric drivetrain system powering a new ferry that is to connect communities of Thyborøn and Agger in north west Denmark. The ferry was ordered to replace the previous one that had been running for over 40 years and reached the end of its operational lifetime.
Denmark aims to a smart and sustainable future with the launch of ShippingLab this March. The platform will be used for maritime research, development and innovation and consists of 30 partners. The project is scheduled to run for three years.
The Danish Maritime authority is responsible on making sure that safety is part of the innovative efforts taking place in the Blue Denmark, as electric ferries are developing in an unprecedented rate. Consequently, DMA is cooperating with the industry and other authorities and classification societies to highlight the use of lithium-ion batteries in the shipping sector, mostly focusing on safety.
The Danish government presented one of its main targets that will form a new energy agreement. Namely, Denmark wants to build a 800MW offshore wind farm. The government hopes that the wind farm will increase offshore wind power by one third. Namely, a wind turbine park will be built during 2024-27, which can supply electricity to 800,000 households.
Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Brian Mikkelsen, and Mexico’s Secretary of Communications and Transportation, Gerado Ruiz Esparza, have signed a maritime MoU to increase the two countries’ cooperation on maritime topics, such as digitalization and green shipping.
“The proposal to ban the on-board presence of high sulphur content fuel globally is a step in the right direction. We are striving to reduce distortional practices among the various flag States, and this ban will make it easier to enforce the regulations and, thus, help ensure a level playing field,” said Andreas Nordseth, Director General of DMA.
DMA recommends that autonomous ships are, to the widest possible extent, regulated internationally by IMO to ensure that they can operate in as large a geographical area as possible and to avoid jurisdictional issues. In view of this, EU should await the scope and subjects included in the IMO regulation of autonomous ships before introducing regulatory initiatives.
Danish Shipping announced the launch of the second phase of the maritime innovation project Blue INNOship, that will focus on the smart ship of the future, including digital solutions, Internet of Things, autonomous systems, cyber security, energy efficiency, regulatory needs and future business models.
Digitalisation and new business models will be in the centre of the research and innovation project Blue INNOship II, under the country’s maritime strategy, focusing on the smart ship of the future, Internet of Things, autonomous systems, cyber security, etc.
In the future, autonomous ships may have a central role to play in Blue Denmark. In cooperation with the DTU, the Danish Maritime Authority has developed a pre-analysis that is intended as an inspiration for possible projects that may support the development of autonomous ships.
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