Aberdeen, 09.12.21 – Set to hit waters by 2030, the pioneering autonomous ships are fitted with state-of-the-art sustainable technology and ergonomic workspaces.
British marine operator Attollo has unveiled designs for $100 million zero emissions autonomous hydrogen vessels fitted with ultramodern technology and crew facilities.
Dedicated to deploying future technology to support the next generation of offshore marine projects, Project Zero’s autonomous ships utilise zero emission hydrogen fuel cells, benefitting from onboard renewable power generation (solar and wind power) and built-in state-of-the-art technology from computer vision to AI.
All three vessels – United Hope, United Destiny and United Progress – are designed for optimum working conditions, ensuring staff remain healthy, happy, and productive whilst on board.
Smart, ergonomic environments minimise noise and vibrations, with personalised cabin settings allowing crew to tweak light, sound and temperature to get a good night’s sleep, reduce fatigue and enhance performance while offshore.
Staff can also take advantage of incredible facilities including a high-tech gym with virtual classes, yoga studios and saunas, a cinema, a games room and an atrium for socialising and optimising natural light.
Additional features include advanced sensors, 3D printing capability and hydroponics to increase the vessels ability to operate independently – with drones replacing helicopters to ensure safe transit between assets.
Vessels are set to hit waters by 2030.
Attollo’s pioneering design reflects the brand’s modern, holistic and structured approach to the future of zero emission marine operations, as well as a commitment to complete solutions.
The vessels are being unveiled after leaders gathered for COP26 last month – the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference took place in Glasgow and achieved pledges to keep alive hopes of limiting human caused global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Under current legislation, the Climate Change Act commits the UK government to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 100% of 1990 levels (net zero) by 2050. This includes reducing emissions from the devolved administrations (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), which currently account for about 20% of the UK’s emissions.
Attollo’s vessel design has been funded with help of government support and assistance from V&A Dundee ‘Design Accelerator’ for low carbon technologies. CENEX transport consultancy conducted vital research into the zero-emissions propulsion technologies.
Attollo has also signed up to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) – a net-zero standard which gives companies science-based certification of their sustainability targets. Project Zero represents part of that commitment.
Find out more about Project Zero online here.
Attollo is a company on a mission to support a cleaner, more sustainable marine future. In a race to transform the world’s energy systems, Attollo is committed to smarter operations that positively impact the global marine industry, drawing on the unrivalled expertise of a specialist team. Attollo’s progressive approach and ambitious vision are helping to propel the offshore industry towards a brighter future.