A HYDROGEN SHIP FOR THE ABERDEEN RUN
Orkney Research & Innovation Campus, Stromness
A new type of ship is being planned for carrying smaller payloads, with a demonstration from Aberdeen to Orkney and Shetland planned for later in 2024. It’ll be a world first, powered by liquid hydrogen and uncrewed, with AI and robot systems looking after the sailing.
It’ll be built by a consortium, led by Acua Ocean, which develops uncrewed vessels to monitor wind farms, marine biodioversity and ports. The company’s chief operating officer, Mike Tinmouth, describes the technology involved and the risks and opportunities of autonomous systems; and what it means for local services and communities.
The venue is the Lecture Theatre in the Robert Rendall Building at Orkney Research and Innovation Centre. The building is on the site of the former primary school, with parking available at the old academy site nearby.
Hosted by Orkney Renewable Energy Forum. This event is open to all. It can also be accessed online via Zoom by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org, free to OREF members, £3 for non-members. For more information, including how to become a member of OREF, visit the OREF website.