U.K company “Carbon Trust” has announced that Nauti-Craft’s marine suspension is one of 13 concepts selected from a field of over 450 international entrants in the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator competition.
The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator is a ground-breaking research and development initiative focused on strengthening the economics of offshore wind. The competition aims to identify and develop new access systems to dramatically improve the availability of wind turbines and the safety of people during the transfer to turbines
Benj Sykes, Director of Innovation at the Carbon Trust, said: “We’ve trawled the globe looking for revolutionary new ideas that can transfer engineers safely in the huge swells around the UK’s coasts. People have been building boats for thousands of years, but we’ve seen some truly radical departures from what you would think a boat should look like.
These designs could significantly improve the economics of offshore wind and keep our engineers safe far out to sea. Our analysis shows offshore wind is a huge green growth opportunity which could create up to 230,000 jobs in the UK by 2050.”