PONANT striving for zero-emission cruising with new efficient ship platform partnership

PONANT striving for zero-emission cruising with new efficient ship platform partnership
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    Highlighting its commitment to a new generation of zeroemission ships, PONANT has selected the Syroco EfficientShip platform to support the design and digital modelling of the innovative Swap2Zero (S2Z) project.

    Swap2Zero is the first transoceanic ship concept that aims for carbon neutrality when sailing, maneuvering, in port or at anchor and is designed to be able to reduce her carbon footprint throughout her life cycle.

    The ship, ready by 2030, will combine renewable energy provided by wind and sun, fuel cells and carbon capture devices and be used as a catalyst for new energy solutions with a high replicability potential.

    “During our studies around the design of our future ship, Syroco EfficientShip helps us define the best possible technical configuration,” newbuilding and R&D director, PONANT, Mathieu Petiteau, said.

    “This platform also enables us to precisely model the behaviour of our future ship and her energy efficiency in different configurations, depending on routes sailed and weather conditions encountered.

    “The digital twin technology is clearly part of our strategy to accelerate the decarbonisation of the maritime industry.”

    “In alignment with PONANT’s striving commitment to the development of a new generation of zero-emission ships, we are excited to announce our partnership with tech startup Syroco,” group deputy CEO global business, PONANT, Belinda Hindmarsh, said.

    “We are proud to be at the forefront of maritime innovation by implementing industry-leading technology and to pave the way to a decarbonised maritime transportation future.”

    (L-R) Deb Corbett, Belinda Hindmarsh, Sarina Bratton, Charles Boutet. (PONANT – Supplied).

    “We are proud to work with PONANT, a company at the forefront of maritime innovation and committed to decarbonised navigation. Only through the deployment of cutting-edge technological solutions will the maritime industry be able to accelerate its energy transition,” CEO & co-founder, Sycroco, said.

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