FutureShip, MPA Establish Research Center in Singapore

MarineLink.com
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

FutureShip, Germanischer Lloyd's (GL) maritime engineering and consultancy subsidiary, has announced the unveiling of its ECO Research Center in Singapore. The Center, which aims to conduct research to strengthen FutureShip's energy efficiency solutions for its Asian clients, will be supported by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) under its Maritime Cluster Fund (MCF).

The ECO Research Center will be the first research and development (R&D) Center to benefit from the enhancement to the MCF, which was expanded to cover the setting up of R&D and Test Centers, critical components in developing a maritime knowledge hub, in Singapore.

Albrecht Grell, Senior Executive Vice President of GL, said, "With a variety of initiatives to promote sustainable shipping and energy-efficient ship designs, Singapore is developing into a center of excellence for maritime research and development. This provides us with an ideal operating environment, while fitting well with our long-term strategy to maintain our leading-edge position in maritime consulting services."

The Center will embark on "Analytical Ship Performance Evaluation and Management" as its first project and will conduct a number of R&D projects over the next five years.

The ECO Research Center will be an arm of FutureShip Singapore Pte Ltd (FSPL). "Since the FSPL office was registered last October, we've seen a rapidly growing client base as we continued to roll out solutions to enhance the energy efficiency of ships," said Khorshed Alam, Managing Director of FutureShip Singapore. "The Center will surely sharpen our capability of addressing our clients' needs with tailored products, backed by a global network of over 100 high-caliber engineers and consultants. Singapore's uniqueness as a green shipping hub also allows us to fan out from here to other areas in Asia," Mr. Alam added.

www.gl-group.com


www.futureship.net
 

Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Madsen to Chair Norway’s Research Council Executive Board

Henrik O. Madsen appointed chairman of the executive board of the Research Council of Norway   DNV GL president and CEO Henrik O. Madsen was appointed as chairman

Port of Houston Expecting Record Year

The Port of Houston Authority is expecting 2014 to close as a banner year for the port, with 34 million tons of cargo handled through November, Executive Director

Hapag-Lloyd Completes CSAV Merger Capital Increase

Hapag-Lloyd completed the planned capital increase of EUR 370 million (approximately $452.5 million) as part of the business combination with the Chilean shipping

Environmental

NZ Report: Human Error to Blame for Rena Grounding

New Zealand's Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) published its final report into the grounding of containership Rena in October 2011. The TAIC’s

Costa Rica Approves APM Terminals Project

Port operator APM Terminals, a unit of Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, said on Friday Costa Rica's environment agency had approved the construction of its Moin Container Terminal project.

NOAA: US to See More Floods from Sea Level Rise

Most of U.S. coast may see 30 or more days a year of floods up to 2 feet above high tides. By 2050, a majority of U.S. coastal areas are likely to be threatened

Energy

Liquefaction Terminals to Dominate LNG Capital Expenditure

Capital expenditure (Capex) on global LNG facilities is expected to total $259 billion (bn) over the period 2015-2019, with investments expected to be 88% larger

Polarcus Awarded 3D Project Off West Africa

Polarcus Limited has signed a letter of intent with Perenco Oil & Gas Gabon S.A. for a 3D marine seismic acquisition project offshore West Africa.   The project,

EGAS Tenders for as many as 48 LNG Cargoes

Egypt's state-owned gas company EGAS has tendered to buy at least 48 cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for delivery in 2015/16, three traders said. A senior

Marine Science

NOAA: US to See More Floods from Sea Level Rise

Most of U.S. coast may see 30 or more days a year of floods up to 2 feet above high tides. By 2050, a majority of U.S. coastal areas are likely to be threatened

Damen Shipyards Galati wins Dutch Romanian Award

Damen Shipyards Galati has been presented with the Dutch Romanian Business Award for its Corporate Social Responsibility plan, particularly the Group’s community investment initiatives.

Lowrance Renews Insight Genesis College Cup

Lowrance®, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957— announced today the renewal of its Insight Genesis™ College Cup. In its second year, the

 
 
Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2972 sec (3 req/sec)