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February 2021 starts off with good news! Arkitech finished the first installation of the ARK M20 system on one of the largest cruise vessels in the Mediterranean. The ARK M20 system saves energy, reduces pollution and improves the air quality on the vessel. The ARK M20 predecessor has proven to save 18% of the HVAC energy use on a vessel. Due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, Arkitech had to do a remote installation. Directors Bart Cunnen and Patrick America are proud of their team for successfully installing the ARK M20 system while working from home. The dedication of customer and Arkitech employees made a remote installation possible, so that the vessel is ready is ready to provide a healthier environment for crew and passengers and to save even more energy in 2021!
In January 2021 partners Arkitech and KCS are proud to announce that the first Maritime CleanCabin® is being installed. At this moment, a standard cabin is being converted into a certified quarantine unit that complies with the highest medical standards. Using an airlock system with pressure control, high-tech cleanroom materials and an isolated ventilation system the risk of an onboard virus outbreak is eliminated. The ARK M20 data analysis system continuously monitors all critical information and communicates it with the crew on a dashboard. Currently the final integrations and optimisations take place and the MCC® is planned to be ready for installation on a large scale in February.
November 2020 finally brought some positive news regarding covid vaccines. In addition, Arkitech proudly announces the launch of our Maritime CleanCabin®. The MCC is a high-tech solution to quarantine contaminated passengers onboard and to prevent disease outbreaks at sea. Therefore crew and passenger health can be guaranteed, even during covid times. The technology has already been in use for years onshore and it has been approved by institutes like the CDC and the FDA.
In October 2019 Arkitech signed a marcom agreement with ABB Ports & Marine. The purpose of this agreement is that ABB and Arkitech supplies Chiller Optimization solutions in collaboration towards the Marine Market. “This collaboration will strengthen Arkitech position towards the market” says Bart Cunnen. “for ABB the Arkitech product fit into the product portfolio regarding HVAC retrofit solutions”. We are looking forward to more successfull projects together like we did last march with GNV.
October 2019 has started excitingly with the European Commission awarding Arkitech with a Seal of Excellence! The Seal of Excellence is a quality label awarded to companies that are putting time and effort in research and innovation. We are honoured to become a part of the Horizon 2020 programme. We will continue to contribute to the Horizon 2020 programme's goal to achieve smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
The 7th of March 2019 Italian ferry operator Grande Navi Veloci (GNV) proudly announced that the La Suprema ferry saved 18 percent of its Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning energy use. In cooperation with our partner ABB Ports & Marine we installed our ARK M10 system on their vessel and the results have exceeded all expectations. GNV have reduced their energy use by 70 MWh each month, saving them €80.000 a year!
Since March 2019 Arkitech has become a member of the Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT). The NMT is the branche organisation for the famous Dutch maritime industry. As a part of the NMT we will share knowledge with other members and we will continue to innovate the industry.