In response to the announcement by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, of a ten-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, Dr Iain Percy OBE, CEO, Artemis Technologies said:
“The Prime Minister’s blueprint for a ‘Green Industrial Revolution’ is a welcome boost to industries such as maritime as we aim to build a more sustainable future, and aligns with our plans to develop cleaner ships and maritime transport systems.
“With our vision to lead the decarbonisation of maritime, we are very much part of that revolution, and are committed to helping the country meet its net-zero carbon target.
“Our transformative electric hydrofoiling propulsion system, the Artemis eFoilerTM, currently being developed with our partners in the Belfast Maritime Consortium, will enable the disruption of the market and power the high-speed green vessels of the future.
“The fast ferries to be designed and built in Belfast, will be capable of carrying over 350 passengers, and will be zero emission and require up to 90 per cent less energy than traditional high-speed ferries.
“This will have a huge impact, not just in maritime public transport, but also in sectors such as offshore energy, where the technology can be utilised to decarbonise operations.
”Together with the required increased investment on infrastructure at ports and across our cities, the UK can lead the world in clean energy and greener transport and we are proud to play our part.”