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Composite material technology for next-generation Marine Vessel Propellers.

Objective

CoPropel puts forth a holistic approach towards the realisation of marine propellers made of advanced composite materials. Compared to their traditional counterparts, marine composite propellers offer efficiency gains in propulsion efficiency, noise reduction and weight savings.

The CoPropel project will see an interdisciplinary team of experts drawn both from research and industry, from theoretical considerations and numerical modelling to precision manufacturing - assembly and experimental verification testing. The CoPropel action brings together 9 organisations from 5 countries: 4 Research Institutes – TWI, University of Ioannina, Brunel University London and The Bulgarian Ship Hydrodynamics Centre; 4 Industrial partners – Loiretech, MECA, Danaos and Glafcos Marine with one certification body Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore. Together, we will develop and bring to market a marine composite propeller with an embedded structural health monitoring system. The proposed activities will mature our Technology Readiness Level to 5-6 and drastically de-risk the integration of the investigated solutions on future products, effectively resulting in reducing the direct operating costs for the operators while minimising the environmental impact.

Existing work by the partners has shown an approximate 12% reduction in energy consumption and subsequent fuel consumption, with the potential savings exceeding 15% at full-scale marine vessel propellers, which will be investigated and confirmed during our real-time sea trials as part of the CoPropel project.

Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON
Net EU contribution
€ 589 226,00
Address
Panepistemioypole Panepistemio Ioanninon
45110 Ioannina
Greece

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Region
Ιωάννινα Ήπειρος Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

DANAOS SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 338 750,00
Address
Christaki Kompou 3
3011 Limassol

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Region
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BUREAU VERITAS MARINE & OFFSHORE REGISTRE INTERNATIONAL DE CLASSIFICATION DE NAVIRES ET DE PLATEFORMES OFFSHORE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 276 587,00
Address
8 Cours Du Triangle
92800 Puteaux

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
MECA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 754 922,00
Address
18 Rue Paul Bellamy
44000 Nantes

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
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
€ 0,50
LOIRETECH INGENIERIE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 892 421,00
Address
9 Rue Du Moulin Casse Pole Industriel Jules Verne
44340 Bouguenais

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
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
€ 0,50
INSTITUTE OF METAL SCIENCE EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGIES WITH HYDROAERODYNAMICS CENTRE ACAD A BALEVSKI
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 222 710,00
Address
Shipchenski Prohod Street 67
1574 Sofia

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Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GLAFCOS MARINE EPE
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 235 000,00
Address
Fragiadon Str 45
18537 Piraeus

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Πειραιάς Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00