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UAE and DNV to Launch Middle East Maritime Decarbonization Center

Mike Schuler
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July 24, 2023

The UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and DNV have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a new UAE Maritime Decarbonization Center, which will work to connect stakeholders from across the maritime industry and beyond to reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally.

The establishment of the new center comes after Member States of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed to a revised strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping, which includes achieving net-zero GHG emissions close to 2050, adopting alternative fuels by 2030, and indicative check-points for 2030 and 2040.

The center will take a multi-faceted approach, working on leading joint industry research programs, collaboration with governmental, industry, and academic stakeholders, and attracting and developing new talent to the industry.

“The Foundation Det Norske Veritas is driven by a desire to help society tackle major global transformations,” said Remi Eriksen, President and CEO of the Foundation Det Norske Veritas and DNV. “The recent IMO decision to greatly strengthen international shipping’s emissions targets will spur the maritime industry to accelerate its transition. At DNV we deeply believe that cross-industry collaboration is vital to realizing this goal and are working to share our deep and broad industry expertise through maritime decarbonization centres in key regions of the world. The founding of the UAE Decarbonization Centre, in cooperation with the Ministry, is another significant milestone for the industry and we look forward to welcoming new partners in the future.”

The partners are planning to launch the Centre at the beginning of 2024.

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