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Aberdeen Harbour receives green funding for blueprint shore power demonstration project
Aberdeen Harbour has received more than £400,000 from the UK Government to fund a joint demonstration project aimed at providing shore power within the existing Aberdeen North Harbour. The partnership with Connected Places Catapult will act as a blueprint for other UK ports to introduce the sustainable fuel alternative for vessels berthed alongside. The grant […]
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Why the UK’s New Approach to Freeports will be Different
When the UK’s first lockdown loomed in March last year, supermarket shelves were stripped bare as suppliers desperately tried to keep up with rising demand. In manufacturing it took only three days after the prime minister enforced a lockdown for Jaguar Land Rover to shut down due to shortages in components and materials. The pandemic […]
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Delivering the Transition to Smart UK Ports Webinar Overview
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Smart Ports: Shore Power to Support Vessel Operations Use Case
Continuing our Smart Ports Use Case series in collaboration with RH DHV, our fourth use case has been developed together with the Port of Tyne and Equinor, focussing on the provision of shore power to support offshore vessel operations with the aim of improving the local port air quality thus accelerating our transition to a […]
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Smart Ports: Climate-Resilient River Operations in London by Predictive Digital Twin Use Case
Connected Places Catapult is working together with Royal HaskoningDHV and ports around the UK, releasing a series of smart ports use cases. Smart Ports are a key theme being explored and developed globally, having the potential to support the digitalisation of supply chains and logistics, increase resiliency, improve efficiency and accelerate decarbonisation. Our third use […]
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Smart Ports: Automated Asset Inspection and Port Sector Maintenance Insight Use Case
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Smart Ports: Virtual Pre-Gate for Dynamic Management of Ferry Freight Export Traffic Use Case
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UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) to detect marine ingress near nuclear power stations Pathfinder
This Pathfinder project aims to use UAS for the early detection of marine ingress events near coastal nuclear power stations to adjust water cooling mechanisms and protect both electricity generation and the environment. This is an extension of previous programmes with the use of drones. Previous pathfinders include our Infrastructure Inspection programme, and following on […]