Hydro Sees Demand for Sustainable Aluminium Solutions at Sea
Stricter environmental requirements and increased focus on sustainability in the maritime industry have boosted demand for innovative aluminium solutions. Since 2015, Hydro has delivered cost-effective and custom-made aluminium solutions for cruise ships, mega-yachts, defense vessels, passenger ferries, and leisure craft, as well as offshore vessels and installations. Hydro expects to deliver nearly 8,000 tonnes of aluminium to the maritime industry in 2021.
In recent years, Hydro has worked with innovative companies like Arksen, Brim, The Ocean Cleanup, Vita Power and Vaan to discover new ways to include aluminium in their vessels.
Across the maritime industry, sustainable solutions are in demand. From environmentally conscious cruise passengers to increasing recycling capabilities in smaller leisure vessels and reducing the CO2 emissions from high-speed vessels.
The introduction of stricter environmental requirements for international shipping by the International Maritime Organization has resulted in an expected growing demand for environmental and climate technology in the years to come.
One of the biggest industry challenges today is that products designed and produced are too difficult or expensive to take apart and recycle when they are no longer in use. Hydro has extensive experience in developing cost-effective, efficient and strong solutions for the marine industry.
The demand for sustainable solutions is expected to grow in the next couple of years and Hydro is working on several upcoming projects. A push from both consumers and governments, together with increased focus across the maritime industry, is expected to lift demand for innovative solutions at sea.