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New GeneRation marinE ENgines and Retrofit solutions to Achieve methane abatement flexibilitY

Objective

LNG utilisation in shipping is increasing and has direct effects namely benefits on air quality and human health. Moreover, CO2 emission is lower with gas use compared to diesel fuels, but ‘methane slip’ may form in gas combustion. The low-pressure dual fuel concept is the most popular LNG engine technology and unfortunately also the technology producing methane slip. Therefore, development of methane slip reduction technologies for these low-pressure dual fuel cases is the focus of this project.
To assess the methane emissions from shipping the GREEN RAY project will combine existing data collection with onboard measurements to address existing vessels and new builds, normal operation and varying loads, and further utilise these results in a model development to achieve LNG fleet level assessment.
To prevent the methane slip, the strong consortium of GREEN RAY will develop on-engine technologies for low pressure dual fuel engines and aftertreatment technologies for the existing vessels as well as newbuilds. First, the four stroke engine technology is developed further to enable methane slip reduction at all engine loads and to be applicable to the largest engines in the market involving cruise, ferry and gas carriers. Second, the on-engine technology development for the two stroke engine, around a patented LNG injection system, will aim to significantly reduce methane slip from e.g. tankers and container ships. Third, a unique approach of a sulphur resistant catalyst system to significant methane oxidation while also ensuring that the activity remains high over time. The achievements of these three technologies' development will be demonstrated onboard two new builds and one retrofit to existing vessel, all of them targeting TRL 7, and implementing the partnership on ZEWT. Dissemination and exploitation of GREEN RAY results towards acknowledged target groups will enable wide deployment of the new technologies maximising also the benefits for climate.

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 361 948,30
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Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00

Participants (8)

ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 307 625,00
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SHELL GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 389 613,95
Address
Lange Kleiweg 40
2288 GK Rijswijk

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 926 409,30
CHANTIERS DE L'ATLANTIQUE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 683 400,00
Address
Avenue Antoine Bourdelle
44600 Saint Nazaire

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Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Loire-Atlantique
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 455 600,00
WARTSILA ITALIA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 565 575,00
Address
Bagnoli Della Rosandra 334
34018 San Dorligo Della Valle

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Nord-Est Friuli-Venezia Giulia Trieste
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 377 050,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

WARTSILA FINLAND OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 2 387 512,00
Address
Tarhaajantie 2
65380 Vaasa

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Manner-Suomi Länsi-Suomi Pohjanmaa
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 591 675,00
DNV AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 31 953,75
Address
Veritasveien 1
1363 Hovik

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Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 21 302,50
MSC MALTA YARD MANAGEMENT LTD
Malta
Net EU contribution
€ 65 419,50
Address
Upper Vaults 4, Valetta Waterfront
FRN 1914 Floriana

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Malta Malta Malta
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 43 613,00
CMA SHIPS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 180 075,00
Address
Boulevard Jacques Saade 4 Quai D Ar
13235 Marseille

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Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Bouches-du-Rhône
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 120 050,00