ABS and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) are to begin a series of new research projects aimed at the marine and offshore sectors following the signing of a new agreement at the Zachry Engineering Education Complex on the Texas A&M University campus.
Ammonia as fuel, ship electrification, carbon capture and sequestration, maritime artificial intelligence, and industrial wearable visualisation technologies are some of the topics to be investigated, with funding provided by ABS.
The research will be carried out in partnership with TEES, a State of Texas chartered research and development agency under the Texas A&M University system, focused on fostering innovations in research, education and technology.
“As a safety-focused organisation operating at the forefront of these technologies, we recognise that additional research is needed to support the industry,” said Patrick Ryan, ABS Senior Vice President, and Chief Technology Officer.
“ABS is proud to invest in and work alongside world-class universities such as Texas A&M to make additional advancements in these complex topics to support the adoption of new tools and systems that improve both safety and performance in the marine and offshore industries.”
The research agreement is part of the continuing collaboration between ABS and Texas A&M, which includes a recent endowment establishing the ABS Ocean Engineering Department Chair. The research agreement will allow ABS to place research project awards toward TEES and Texas A&M over the next five years.