TaraTari is constantly developing solutions regarding problems due to water rise in north Bangladeshi rivers, as well as safety issues regarding sea going vessels sailing through storms or cyclones in the Bengal gulf area.
Previous researches led to conception and production of safe marine crafts, as:
Two floating hospitals
Unsinkable fishing boat the ‘Masdoris’ and its passenger carrier version the ‘Mandoris’
Each new R&D is undertaken by trying to optimize performance, stability and safety with regards to needs and future use.
Other researches are under progress or planned:
- Emergency aid : after every storm or cyclone, the major part of the fleet is destroyed and boats are needed rapidly for first aid (relief supplies, medical staff…) but also to prevent from weakening the local economy. The aim is to design boats that could be piled up and to build them in large quantity before disasters for them to be available as soon as possible when needed.
- Filter boat: during floods, one of the main needs of the population is clean water to maintain hygiene and prevent diseases. A boat could be equipped with filters to provide safe water to people
- Hydroelectricity: the objective is to develop small and easy to build “hydraulic energy plants” driven by the current of main rivers
- River management : the idea is to think about a concept of dredging technology and of monitoring accretion in the main rivers to address the problem of erosion in the Chars for instance (isolated and shifting islands on Brahmaputra that make people living on move regularly their home and facilities).
Moreover the shipyard is currently supporting research on biocomposite in shipbuilding. Two French engineers, Corentin de Chatelperron and Ary Pauget, are doing research on the shipyard about introduction of jute fiber instead of fiberglass. This ecological solution could reflate the jute economy, one of the previous most important activities of Bangladesh.
This research is also supported by the NGO Watever.