寻求合作
[求] 英国企业寻新型解决方案预防或消除海洋生物污损
合作类型:技术     行业类别: 海洋产业     国家:英国
发布时间:2018年08月21日     过期时间:2021年05月17日     点击数:24

英国苏格兰跨国航运企业寻求新的方法以保持船体不受海洋生物污染,即防止和/或不断清除生物污损。这家苏格兰公司欲通过合资企业寻找合作伙伴以在船上试用技术。

A multinational shipping enterprise with a registered base in Scotland (UK) is seeking novel approaches to keep a ship's hull continuously clean of marine organisms, that is, to prevent and/or continuously remove biofouling. The Scottish company is looking for partnerships via a joint venture to pilot technology on a ship.

 

Description     

A leading multinational shipping enterprise with a registered base in Scotland (UK) is looking for technology solutions that can be applied to their cargo and passenger ships that travel in all of the world's oceans. The company is actively involved with open innovation and is currently involved with several international projects.

 

It is estimated that the expense relating to fuel in the shipping industry, is around 50% of the total cost of operations. Studies have shown that marine growth on a heavily bio fouled hull can increase the power requirements by more than 40%, as compared to a newly coated smooth hull.

 

Biofouling is a natural process that occurs with any structure placed in contact with water where there is the presence of marine micro-organisms. This problem has plagued shipping since the days of the Phoenicians. It begins immediately after the object is placed in the sea, by the adhesion of organic substances and materials dissolved in water, developing in 4 stages with the growth of marine macro-organisms such as algae, barnacles and mussels. Growth of marine organisms is most prolific in warm shallow waters and when at anchor.

 

Highly effective, but environmentally toxic, tin-based coating systems were phased out in the 1980s.  Subsequent copper-based biocide coatings proved less environmentally toxic, but are also less effective at controlling biofouling over long periods of time.  The company is seeking novel approaches to controlling biofouling that eliminates the contradiction between effectiveness and toxicity inherent in commercial coatings.

 

The company is willing to consider technology from other end-application sectors that are capable of addressing the problem set out here. The client would prefer collaboration via joint venture. Some budget may be made available for development and this could include being actively involved in the development of a solution, technical overview of the end application and provision of testing facilities.

 

Type and Role of Partner Sought    

A joint venture is preferred, leading to joint development which would likely include a demonstration project where piloting on a bulk carrier can be carried out as needed. If the proposed solution is commercially available, technical support can be offered defining the appropriate application and maintenance on ships.

 

The company is looking for concise, non-confidential proposals. The proposal should describe the technical approach and should ideally include information on the technological readiness of the proposal, any proof of concept data, reference to any peer reviewed publications, and potential route to commercialization.

【求】180040 UK20180621000