TNO: partner in Maritime & Offshore

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How TNO can help the maritime and offshore sector

The transition towards net zero emission maritime and offshore operation requires disruptive innovations and alternative designs that go beyond existing rules and state of the art.

Towards this end, TNO supports the industry to develop safe, efficient, and sustainable solutions. This includes innovations in the construction and maintenance of offshore wind turbines, development of floating solar platforms and solutions for safe and efficient use of alternative fuels, such as hydrogen and methanol.

Our unique contribution is providing an integrated approach combining numerical models with validation in the lab and in the field. Our expertise includes structural behaviour, lifetime of systems and assets, powertrain development and emissions monitoring.

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Maritime structures: efficiency and safety at sea

How do you build a foundation at sea, such as for a wind turbine or floating solar panels? Especially now that offshore wind turbines are getting bigger and bigger, this requires up-to-date knowledge of noise when piling, protection against corrosion and application of lighter materials. With test rigs and simulations, we help the industry push boundaries.


How TNO can help you grow

Do you want to start a company, but do you need scientific substantiation? TNO helps you with research.



Do you want to develop a product or service, but you don't have the facilities or resources for it? TNO helps you with the development.



Are you looking for collaborations in the maritime sector? TNO is happy to advise you.

Would you like to know how you can collaborate with TNO?

Creating innovations is a matter of collaboration. That is only possible with partners. That is why we work annually with around 3,000 large multinationals, SMEs, universities, knowledge institutions and governments, at home and abroad, on joint challenges.

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Real-world methane emissions from LNG-fueled ships are higher than current regulations assume

25 January 2024
Policymakers urged to consider increasing the default methane slip value to at least 6% for the most common LNG engine.

Five steps towards sustainable shipping by 2050

21 August 2023