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EMISSION REDUCTIONS
In order of priority, which of these measures will your company be adopting?

Slow steaming

Low sulfur fuel

Alternate fuels

Exhaust after treatment

Repower (new engine)

Advanced hull coatings

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August 19, 2010

NSRP puts out presolicitation

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) has put out a presolicitation notice for its advanced shipbuilding enterprise (ASE) program. When it gets "reasonable assurance" (probably in late summer) that FY11 funds will be provided, plans are to issue a formal research announcement. It will be posted at www.nsrp.org and will solicit proposals for research, development and implementation of best practices that will achieve one or more of the following:

improved first time quality in ship construction and/or repair

reduction in total ownership cost of ships

improved energy efficiency and/or environmental impact in shipyards and/or ships

Teaming arrangements are encouraged. At least one U.S. shipyard should be substantially involved in each project, normally in a leadership role. Exceptions to this may be considered on a case by case basis.

As funding is limited, only proposals considered to be of superior quality will be funded. It is anticipated that approximately $10 - 12 million will be available for the first year of new NSRP ASE program awards for this solicitation cycle based on expected budget actions; however, there is no guarantee of this funding level.

Point of contact: melissa.ingram@ati.org


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