Project Summary

The ambition for transition to a net zero economy creates unique challenges and opportunities that vary across the UK. The Shetland Islands, with their unique maritime ecosystem, face implications and requirements for significant investments required to reach net zero status. These demand careful planning and prioritisation of the stages for the net zero transition. Financial, environmental, technical and human resources should be considered to create optimal, feasible, sustainable plans in the framework of circular economy.

The NEPTUNE Project examined the feasibility of developing a decision support tool to facilitate informed choice of optimal low/zero emission solution for each of the varied sizes and types of vessels around the island and consideration of the supporting infrastructure required to locally generate and supply the selected low/zero emission fuel systems to these marine users.

Join the NEPTUNE team during a webinar where they will share the results of their study and link these results with other initiatives around Shetland and nationally. The agenda and registration are found below.

Webinar Introduction

10:30 – 10:40

Evangelos Boulougouris, University of Strathclyde

10:40 – 10:55

ORION Project Overview
Joseph Najduch, Shetland Islands Council - Future Energy

10:55 – 11:10

NEPTUNE Project Introduction
Mark Robertson, University of Strathclyde

Energy Decarbonisation of Islands

11:10 – 11:25

Decarbonisation of Shetland Islands (wider island context)
Claire Ferguson, Shetland Islands Council - Climate Change

11:25– 11:40

Assessment of the production and storage of non-carbon fuels for the Shetland Islands maritime sector
Alec Davies, Ricardo

11:40 – 12:00

Panel Discussion

12:00 – 12:20

Coffee Break

Maritime Sector Decarbonisation

12:20 – 12:35

Selecting the optimum technology
Grant Williamson, Babcock

12:35 – 12:50

Engineering the solution for future fuels including the safety and technical challenges
Maria Taboada, Babcock

12:50 – 13:10

Panel Discussion

13:10– 13:50

Lunch Break

Digital Modelling

13:50 – 14:05

Modelling input data approaches
Myo Aung, University of Strathclyde

14:05– 14:20

Digital Modelling in the maritime sector
Pascal Revereault, Ricardo

14:20– 14:35

Decision Modelling & Support System (DEMOSS) digital tool
James Mullineux, Ricardo

14:35– 15:00

Panel Discussion

Register to attend for free here.

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