Teramoto Iron Works and Eco Marine Power to establish Marine Technology Test Facility
Fukuoka, Japan – 1st May 2015 - Eco Marine Power (EMP) in co-operation with its strategic partner, Teramoto Iron Works Co. Ltd., announced today that the two companies have agreed to establish a development and test facility in Onomichi, Hiroshima, focused on marine technologies for the shipping and offshore industries.
The new facility, to be known as the Onomichi Marine-Tech Test Center or Onomichi MTTC, will be co-located at the Teramoto Iron Works Chojahara Workshop. The center will include a large outdoor evaluation area that will allow for innovative devices such as EMP’s EnergySail® to be tested.
Teramoto Iron Works, which was established in 1934, has a long history of product innovation and was involved in the production of rigid sails for ships in Japan around four decades ago. This makes the Omomichi MTTC the ideal location for the further development of the EnergySail® and renewable energy solutions for shipping.
In addition, other marine technologies will be tested at the site such as the TM-600 Jack Up System which was developed by Teramoto Iron Works and was the first device of this type to be manufactured in Japan.
A number of other companies will also be involved in activities at the Onomichi MTTC including The Furukawa Battery Company and KEI System Limited.
It is also planned to build and test a complete Aquarius MRE System at the site with production due to start during 2015.
About Teramoto Iron Works
Teramoto Iron Works has been committed to the manufacture of crane components and lifting gear since its establishment in 1934 in Onomichi, one of the last remnants of old Setouchi. Based on our unrivalled accumulation of technology and expertise, we maintain a justified pride in our ability to respond to the full range of customer requirements.
Teramoto Iron Works unchanging aim is the high customer appraisal of our thorough control of quality, processes, and costs within a firm and ordered business environment.
To read more about Teramoto Iron Works please visit: http://www.teramoto-iron.jp
About Eco Marine Power
Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd. (EMP) is an internationally focused technology company that develops renewable energy based fuel saving and emission reduction solutions for ships including passenger ferries, survey ships, oil tankers and cargo vessels. These technologies include the EnergySail®, Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) System and Aquarius Management & Automation System (MAS).
EMP also develops sustainable ship concepts that incorporate the latest renewable energy technologies and is currently working on a number of design projects including Aquarius Eco Ship and Aquarius Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV). The company is based in Fukuoka, Japan.
To read more about Eco Marine Power please visit: www.ecomarinepower.com
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