CRIST and Baltic ZEV HUB – course for the United Arab Emirates market

The meeting of representatives of the Crist shipyard, Synlift company and the Baltic Sea and Space Cluster was held at the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Warsaw at the beginning of July this year. The host of the meeting was Mr. Ahmed Al-Mansouri, the Second Secretary of the UAE Embassy.

– Crist builds innovative and unique ships for companies building offshore wind farms and land infrastructure – informed Daniel Okruciński, General Director for Sales and Business Development and presented, among others, Heavy Lift Jack-Up Vessel Innovation and the Jack-up Barge-Thor, and vessel for the construction and operation of the offshore market – Vidar offshore wind farms, used, among others for mounting wind turbines in the North Sea.

– The HUB for the production of zero-emission ships was established at Crist shipyard. Currently, more electric ferries are being built in the shipyard – said Jacek Milewski, financial director, board member of Crist, Coordinator of the zero-emission ship production hub. The first electric ferry is already operating in Finland. The Electra electric ferry built in Gdynia’s CRIST shipyard, commissioned by FinFerries, is the first electric ferry in Finland.

Crist was invited to produce the unique SYNWATER® / Floating WINDdesal (FWD) system.
– It is a floating wind farm with solar panels, the energy of which is used to desalinate water and seawater and to produce clean water – explained the Dipl.-Ing. Eng. Joachim Kufler, Managing Partner of SYNLIFT Industrial Products (SIP). SIP is the leader of the venture. The project is also implemented by Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, Prysmian Group, Boll & Kirch Filterbau, AEROVIDE, EMS Maritime Offshore. On the Polish side, the StoGda Ship Design & Engineering office was involved in the project.

– The zero-emission vessel production hub of the Baltic Sea and Space Cluster (BSSC) can produce complete electric ships or ships powered by other low-emission fuels, but also energy storage and shore-based power systems – said Marek Grzybowski, President of the BSSC . Coordinated by CRIST ZEV, the hub is able to produce complete zero-emission ships, and the Green Tech hub (coordinator of the ASE Technology Group) provides systems for their charging from energy storage or bunkering, e.g. with hydrogen or ammonia. A large number of companies producing components for zero-emission ships operate in the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone or in its immediate vicinity.

Mr. Ahmed Al-Mansouri, the Second Secretary of the UAE Embassy, thanked the participants of the meeting for presenting innovative projects and cooperation proposals and informed that he would present them to interested entities in the United Arab Emirates. The representatives of the Crist, Synlift and Baltic Sea and Space Cluster also thanked for the opportunity to present the innovative potential of their companies. Dr. Krystyna Kołodko, attorney-at-law, helped organize the meeting.