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KRISO-KERI Partnership for Expansion of Eco-friendly Electric Ship Propulsion Technology

  • Name최고관리자
  • Date2022/02/09 10:22
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KRISO-KERI Partnership for Expansion of Eco-friendly Electric Ship Propulsion Technology

KRISO and KERI sign MOU for joint research in eco-friendly ship electric ship propulsion technology


The Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean engineering (hereinafter KRISO, President Booki Kim) has partnered with the Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI, President Sung-ho Myung) to develop electric propulsion technologies for eco-friendly ships.


KRISO and KERI signed an MOU on the 4th at the KERI office to begin a joint research partnership for the development of electric propulsion technologies for eco-friendly ships.


This MOU is significant as a partnership between leading government-funded research institutes in the fields of ship engineering and electrotechnology, joining the strengths and expertise of each to bring electrical ship propulsion technologies to the next level.


The two institutions agreed on wide-reaching cooperation in eco-friendly electric propulsion technologies to contribute to the national goal of maritime carbon neutrality, with specific goals including the joint construction and utilization of eco-friendly maritime electric propulsion infrastructure, establishment of long-term roadmap for eco-friendly maritime electric propulsion technology, joint development and commercialization of core technologies to meet industrial needs (shipbuilding, shipping, apparatus), joint participation in and responses to global projects for the reduction of maritime greenhouse gases, and joint participation in national R&D projects, as well as mutual technological support.


Eco-friendly ships currently being conceptualized within the maritime industry are propelled by carbon-free power sources such as ship batteries, fuel cells, or electrical generators using carbon-free fuel such as hydrogen or ammonia. These require the use of electrical propulsion systems including parts such as electric motors and switchboards.


Thus, the two institutions plan to jointly establish a long-term roadmap towards the commercialization of electrical propulsion technology, including the construction of infrastructure to test and evaluate the performance and safety of eco-friendly electric propulsion technology.


It is hoped that this MOU will lead to the implementation of a large scale national R&D project based on industrial demand, with the outcomes of research being used to further develop the nation’s maritime sector and boost global competitiveness.


KRISO President Booki Kim promised KRISO’s“wholehearted efforts to develop eco-friendly electric propulsion technologies that not only deliver performance, but also reliability and safety,” adding, “we will do our best to bring eco-friendly ship technologies to commercial application as soon as possible through close cooperation between our two institutions.”