Eni, Fincantieri and RINA Join Forces for Maritime Decarbonization

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Eni Fincantieri and RINA decarbonisation

Eni, a global energy company, Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups with expertise across all high-tech marine industry sectors, and RINA, a multinational inspection, certification, and engineering consultancy, have forged an agreement to spearhead joint initiatives for energy transition.

This partnership formalizes their shared commitment to developing collaborative projects aligned with their strategic visions, aimed at decarbonizing the maritime sector in the medium to long term, with the ambitious target of achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050. Additionally, they will explore the feasibility of establishing a permanent global observatory to monitor forthcoming technological advancements, regulatory shifts, and market dynamics.

Together, these three companies will undertake an extensive analysis and assessment of the most sustainable alternatives to facilitate the maritime decarbonization journey. This endeavor will involve the exploration of complementary solutions to existing fuels, particularly those challenging to abate in other sectors. Furthermore, the partnership will delve into examining the foundational energy infrastructure and devising novel logistic frameworks, encompassing the requisite investments demanded by the sector’s evolution.

Giuseppe RicciChief Operating Officer for Energy Evolution at Eni, commented: “The collaboration with Fincantieri and RINA, two major Italian players, is a further step in our journey towards the transition and decarbonisation of maritime transport. To meet the objectives of the UN 2030 Agenda, it is important not only to manage what is immediate but also to act with a medium to long-term perspective, developing partnerships to create more sustainable solutions and products. The ability to network among the partners, with their wealth of skills and technological capabilities, can make a significant contribution to finding more effective solutions for decarbonising maritime transport and meeting the needs of shipowners and logistics operators, always leveraging a holistic approach”.

Pierroberto FolgieroCEO and Managing Director of Fincantieri, said: “We are highly committed to supporting our clients in addressing the industrial challenges of the maritime energy transition, and this initiative is aimed at initially creating a hub of study to harness Italy’s extraordinary expertise in new technologies, novel fuels, and their profound industrial implications for the ship system. We are very pleased to join forces with Eni and RINA in an alliance to materialize existing solutions and to pave the way for the future with a proactive ecosystem approach. Indeed, new technologies must be industrialized on board ships, just as new fuels must be produced and distributed at the dock. Only with a concept of “operationalizing innovation” can we lead our industry and project our shipbuilding leadership into the future”.

Carlo LuzzattoCEO and General Manager of RINA, said: “We strongly believe in the value of collaboration and the opportunities it brings, particularly when it involves players of international calibre such as Eni and Fincantieri. Together, we have the opportunity to share knowledge and experience and to contribute to more sustainable solutions that support the shipping supply chain. RINA brings to the partnership its engineering and technological skills, developed across various sectors, to support shipping in its journey towards reducing its carbon footprint, without excluding any energy options”.

The agreement sets the stage for future collaborations and may lead to subsequent binding agreements as the parties work to navigate regulatory requirements and advance their shared goals of maritime decarbonization.

Source RINA