The Lloyd's Register Group
The Lloyd's Register Group is a global independent risk management and safety assurance organization that works to enhance safety and to approve assets and systems at sea, on land and in the air. Members of the Group provide services designed to help clients around the world to achieve their business goals, while optimizing safety and quality, and protecting, even improving, the environment.
Lloyd‟s Register is the Classification Society with the Lloyd‟s Register Group and the Marine Business participates in technical meetings of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), contributes to the development of codes for bodies such as the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and helps with the review of ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) standards. Lloyd‟s Register also acts as a 'notified body' for many European Community directives, helping ensure essential product safety rules work properly. Lloyd‟s Register carries out extensive research and development activities and initiate new standards for quality and safety as the boundaries of knowledge expand.
Lloyd‟s Register are commited to alternaitve designs and powering methods.
This project combines uniquely the concept of airlubrication with battery enegry storage on a relatively small vessel.
From a classification perspective these technologies this is an excellent learning ground to evaluate the behaviour of new battery technology in the marine environment.