ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
The Current Direct consortium recognizes its External Expert Advisory Board (EEAB) to be a key voice in the project providing qualitative advice concerning requirements, project objectives, impacts, standardization, exploitation, and dissemination.
The EEAB assembled during the first few months of the project has continued to grow in strength and diversity. The Current Direct consortium is therefore pleased to announce the EEAB members.
At Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore, we share a drive to leave the maritime world in a better place than we found it. BV has partnered with the inland navigation sector to improve the safety and reliability of vessels, advance the energy transition, and accelerate digitalization for nearly 200 years. We are engaged in the Current Direct project to provide technical insights and guidance to help develop safety and reliability standards for swappable waterborne transport batteries. As a leading and independent classification society, we will help to de-risk this new technology by finding applicable solutions and standards, based on our expertise and experience.
Carnival Corporation & plc fully support the aim of this program, to reduce the total costs associated with large-scale multi-MW marine battery system applications for existing systems, whilst increasing energy density and improving safety. Carnival believes batteries will play an important role as a technology enabler in support of key initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The inland navigation sector is on the eve of a majeure energy transition. To strive to zero emission in 2050 all parties involved in the inland navigation sector should work together. Insuring new initiatives is one of the aspects which should be carefully taken into account. IVR would like to contribute in this discussion.