A Maltese company is participating in an international research program that brings together academics from the UK, Italy and Malta to further develop scientific and technological capacity in the design of marine structures for a greener industry.
Minister of Research, Innovation and Post-Covid-19 Strategy Coordination Dr Owen Bonnici today visited the offices of Naval Architectural Services, a Maltese company that provides specialist maritime technical services to a wide range of local and international clients from Malta. based.
Dr Bonnici explained that VENTuRE is an on-going project that aims to bring together leading international research organizations, namely the University of Strathclyde in the UK and the University of Genoa in Italy with local institutions such as the University of Malta and Naval Architectural Services to transfer knowledge and improve scientific and technological capacity in the design of energy efficient ships.
This project will help provide Malta with a good base to further develop its scientific and technological capacity in the maritime industry.
Minister Bonnici said that the fact that Maltese researchers are helping to achieve the global targets set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for reducing greenhouse gas emissions is something we should all be proud of.
“I congratulate the research arm of this company, led by Dr Kurt Mizzi, which is now also focusing on new fuels and cutting-edge energy-efficient designs with a view to achieving the ambitious goal of zero-emission, low-environmental impact company in shipping and yachting, ”said Dr Bonnici.
Engineer Kurt Gutteridge, director of Naval Arcitectural Services Ltd, explained that this company had its origins in the study and design sectors of industry. Over time, the company has rapidly evolved to offer support and advice in various specialist areas such as ship and yacht stability, detailed design of marine structures, hull optimization services and use. energy saving devices.
“Today, the company has positioned itself at the forefront of the sector by ensuring a constant investment in human and technical resources which are essential in a knowledge-based industry where technological development and innovation are essential. the key to success, “he said while mentioning that NAS is also working on other international projects.