Initiated pilots - first in the world
Multimodal transport system with autonomous sea drones
There is a need for cost efficient multimodal transport of cargo over short distances to reduce road traffic and eliminate emissions.
The pilot develops a commercially and technically realizable zero-emission concept, where autonomous, electrical and flexible sea drones transport across fjords and short distances, and in combination with electrical trucks constitute a cost-efficient door-to-door transport system. Flexibility includes transport of different cargos; ro/ro, container and bulk.
Pilot owner: ASKO
Participants: Kongsberg Maritime, Naval Dynamics, Norwegian Maritime Authority, The Norwegian Coastal Administration, ABB, Enova and DNV GL
Status: The project is currently developing the concept with focus on the sea drone including propulsion and electrical system, cargo loading/unloading including the berth/terminal and business and technical risk analysis.