Vertidrive partner in the EU eSHaRk Project
Powered by EU-funding, a consortium consisting of the world’s leading marine experts and engineers are working together to create an innovative new fouling protection system for commercial seagoing vessels, and to accelerate its entry to market. This project is called eSHaRk (Eco-friendly Ship Hull film system with fouling release and fuel saving properties).
The eSHaRk project aims to bring a greener and more efficient anti-fouling solution to the market. This innovative new technology not only maintains current fouling protection standards but is superior to existing solutions in terms of eco-friendliness, ease of application, durability and drag-reduction, all of which will lead to fuel savings and a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
As a World leading robotic company Vertidrive is part of the EU funded Horizon2020 eSHaRk project for development of the robot for laminating the eSHaRk foil on ship hulls. Together with the high knowledge Partners PPG, MacTac, HSVA and ND Coatings we designed not only the hardware, but also special developed sensors and software to operate autonomously.
More details available on the project website https://www.eshark.eu