Fincantieri collaborates with Eni and RINA to decarbonise maritime sector


Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has entered into a partnership with global energy company Eni and classification society and technical consultancy RINA for the decarbonisation of the maritime sector with the aim of achieving zero net emissions by 2050.

The three Italian companies will analyse sustainable alternatives for maritime decarbonisation, explore complementary solutions to existing fuels and assess the development needs of energy and logistics infrastructure. They also intend to establish a global observatory to monitor technological, regulatory and market developments in the sector.

Pierroberto Folgiero (pictured, centre), CEO and Managing Director of Fincantieri, said: “We are highly committed to supporting our clients in addressing the industrial challenges of the maritime energy transition, and this initiative is aimed at initially creating a hub of study to harness Italy’s extraordinary expertise in new technologies, novel fuels, and their profound industrial implications for the ship system.

“We are very pleased to join forces with Eni and RINA in an alliance to materialize existing solutions and to pave the way for the future with a proactive ecosystem approach. Indeed, new technologies must be industrialized on board ships, just as new fuels must be produced and distributed at the dock. Only with a concept of ‘operationalising innovation’ can we lead our industry and project our shipbuilding leadership into the future.”

Carlo Luzzatto (pictured, left), CEO and General Manager of RINA, said: “We strongly believe in the value of collaboration and the opportunities it brings, particularly when it involves players of international calibre such as Eni and Fincantieri. Together, we have the opportunity to share knowledge and experience and to contribute to more sustainable solutions that support the shipping supply chain.”