Nuclear power: a tried and tested green technology
New energy sources for ship propulsion, manoeuvring and operation are currently in the spotlight, along with innovative engine technologies to improve the protection of the marine environment.
As the maritime industry moves to decarbonise, safety regulations are lagging behind innovations, and seafarers could be at risk from accidents relating to fuels such as hydrogen and ammonia. But there is a low-carbon fuel with decades of use and safety regulations already in place. Odd Rune Malterud of the Norwegian Union of Marine Engineers makes the case for nuclear.