UK-based maritime classification society Lloyd’s Register has collaborated with marine technology firm Triumph Energy to launch a new joint development project (JDP) to ensure vessels are constructed and operated sustainably.

The partnership will focus on the development of a new ShipRight procedure for vessels deployed in the offshore energy, decommissioning and renewable energy sectors.

The new procedure will ensure that vessels built with sustainable materials comply with relevant sustainability and ECO requirements.

It will also help ensure ships are constructed and operated according to the current International Maritime Organisation (IMO) 2030 and 2050 requirements.

To minimise the crewing levels needed for offshore and back deck operations, the JDP will focus on combining advanced remote facilities and artificial intelligence (AI).

This move will not only allow personnel exposure in hazardous offshore areas to be reduced but will also cut down the carbon footprint of mobilising and demobilising personnel in offshore-based operations.

Under the JDP, Triumph has created designs integrating technology that shows minimised greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, advanced energy recovery systems and the use of certified sustainable materials, stated LR.

LR senior business development manager Graeme Hyde said: “Under this joint development partnership with Triumph the development of the ShipRight Procedure will build on Lloyd’s Register’s existing ECO notations, LR will support the creation of a landmark 100% sustainability notation that will provide evidence whether a vessel is certified as Carbon Positive and is compliant for all green financing.

“This will enable our clients to build and operate IMO 2030 and 2050 compliant vessels today.”

In June, Lloyd’s Register signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to develop an autonomous-ready ship design.