Partner Introduction: RINA and the LH2CRAFT Project

RINA provides a wide range of services, such as testing, certification, quality control, expediting and third-party inspection. Ship classification has been at the core of the RINA business since its inception. RINA is a founding member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) and today it is one of the top-ranking marine classification societies in the world. The RINA fleet is recognized by 116 international flag authorities.

RINA contributes to the goal of achieving carbon neutrality in the maritime sector by 2050, focusing on alternative fuels, carbon capture and renewable energies in the shipping sector. RINA provides tailored advisory services for shipyards and shipowners, particularly in complex areas relating to sustainability and environmental regulations. Furthermore, RINA promotes a green approach to the marine industry with a strong commitment to energy saving, emissions reductions and optimisation of fuel consumption.

Therefore, LH2CRAFT project is aligned with RINA’s efforts towards decarbonization of the maritime sector. The Project and Consortium will benefit from RINA’s extensive knowledge of the maritime International Regulatory and Standards Framework. Finally, the certification will help the efforts in promoting hydrogen as a marine fuel.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation program under grant agreement no. 101111972. UK participation in LH2CRAFT Project is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the UK government’s Horizon Europe guarantee [grant-numbers 10082044 and 10070575].

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