Cammell Laird to develop groundbreaking green energy project

Cammell Laird is to deliver a pioneering clean energy project following a successful bid for government funding.

Cammell Laird will develop a cutting-edge Green Shore Power Project, following a £3.5m funding injection from the UK Department for Transport’s Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition Round 4 (CMDC4).

This project is part of the CMDC4, funded by the UK Department for Transport (DfT) and delivered by Innovate UK. CMDC4 is part of the Department’s UK Shipping Office for Reducing Emissions (UK SHORE) programme, a £206m initiative focused on developing the technology necessary to decarbonise the UK domestic maritime sector.

The £7m project will be the first of its kind in the UK and provide a zero-carbon onshore power solution, removing the dependence of vessels undergoing repair, refit or build on fossil fuel-based power supplies at the famous Mersey shipyard.

David McGinley, CEO of APCL Group, said, “Sustainability is a challenge we need to tackle head on as an industry, that’s why we’re hugely excited about these two major new projects and their potential to help drive forward innovation in that field.”

Mike Hill, Managing Director of Cammell Laird said Cammell Laird had been working on the Green Shore Power Project for more than six years, which he said would not only lead to a “significant reduction” in emissions but also be a “catalyst for improvement” across the site’s wider infrastructure.

He said, “Our success in securing this funding demonstrates Cammell Laird’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and to developing a sustainable business of the future, which will benefit our workforce, our customers and wider community.”

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