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HIGHER-EFFICIENCY ENGINE WITH ULTRA - LOW EMISSIONS FOR SHIPS

Objective

The project HERCULES-B is the Phase II of the HERCULES programme, conceived in 2002 as a 7-year strategic R&D Plan, to develop the future generation of optimally efficient and clean marine diesel powerplants. The project is the outcome of a joint vision by the two major European engine manufacturer Groups, MAN Diesel and WARTSILA, which together hold 90% of the world’s marine engine market. The research objectives in HERCULES-B focus on the drastic reduction of CO2 emissions from maritime transport, considering the existing and foreseen composition of the world fleet and fuel infrastructure. The principal aim in HERCULES-B is to reduce fuel consumption of marine diesel engines by 10%, to improve efficiency of marine diesel propulsion systems to a level of more than 60%, and thus reduce CO2 emissions substantially. An additional concurrent aim is towards ultra low exhaust emissions (70% Reduction of NOx, 50% Reduction of Particulates) from marine engines by the year 2020. Today diesel propulsion systems power 99% of the world fleet. HERCULES-B targets the development of engines with extreme operational pressure and temperature parameters, considering the thermo-fluid-dynamic and structural design issues, including friction and wear as well as combustion, air charging, electronics and control, so as to achieve the efficiency / CO2 target. To achieve the emissions target, combustion and advanced aftertreatment methods will be concurrently developed. To improve the whole powertrain, the interaction of engine with the ship, as well as the use of combined cycles in overall system optimization, will be considered. The project HERCULES-B structure of work comprises 54 subprojects, grouped into 13 Tasks and 7 Workpackages, spanning the complete spectrum of marine diesel engine technology. The project HERCULES-B has a total budget of 27M€, a duration of 40 months and a Consortium with 32 participants.

Field of science

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Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project
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Coordinator

ULEME E.E.I.G
Address
Stadtbachstrasse, 1
86224 Augsburg
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 5 512 750
Administrative Contact
Walther Johnen (Mr.)

Participants (31)

TAMPEREEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 498 750
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu 10
33720 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kalevi Huhtala (Prof.)
AALBORG INDUSTRIES A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Gasvaerksvej 24
9100 Aalborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olav Knudsen (Mr.)
VOESTALPINE BOHLER AEROSPACE GMBH & CO KG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
Mariazeller Strasse 25
8605 Kapfenberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Esther Berhuber (Ms.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 480 000
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ib Misfeldt (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hugo Grimmelius (Dr.)
ECKA GRANULATE GMBH & CO KG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 66 500
Address
Kaiserstrasse 30
90763 Furth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rolf Koring (Mr.)
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Panayotis Dimopoulos (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 787 500
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Konstantinos Boulouchos (Prof.)
INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT FUER AUTO UND VERKEHR GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 140 000
Address
Carnotstrasse 1
10587 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexandra Junker (Ms.)
MAN DIESEL SAS

Participation ended

France
Address
Avenue Des Nations 22
93420 Villepinte
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jacques Perret (Mr.)
MIBA GLEITLAGER GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Dr.-mitterbauer - Str 3
4663 Laarkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rainer Aufischer (Dr.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 667 500
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Ms.)
PBS TURBO S.R.O. VELKA BITES
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Vlkovska 279
59501 Velka Bites
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tomas Brezina (Mr.)
PRAXAIR SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Robert Zapp Strasse 7
40880 Ratingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thorsten Stoltenhoff (Dr.)
Sandvik Powdermet AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Kontorsvagen
SE-73521 Surahammar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carl-Gustaf Hjorth (Mr.)
TTY-SAATIO
Finland
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu 10
33720 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kalevi Huhtala (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Ronchetti (Ms.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 277 500
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Spicher (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET SIEGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Adolf Reichwein Strasse 2A
57076 Siegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Oliver Nelles (Prof.)
Vansco Electronics Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
Tiilenlyojankatu 5
30101 Forssa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ari Vuorinen (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Raimo Turunen (Dr.)
WARTSILA FINLAND OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 1 421 375
Address
Tarhaajantie 2
65380 Vaasa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ilari Kallio (Mr.)
WINTERTHUR GAS & DIESEL AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 2 141 875
Address
Schutzenstrasse 1-3
8401 Winterthur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
German Weisser (Dr.)
FEDERAL-MOGUL FRIEDBERG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Engelschalkstrasse 1
86316 Friedberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Weide (Mr.)
ABB Turbo Systems AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Bruggerstrasse 71A
5401 Baden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Roduner (Mr.)
ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 56 250
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jaana Backman (Ms.)
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martti Larmi (Prof.)
MAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS SE

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Stadtbachstrasse 1
86153 Augsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Walther Johnen (Mr.)
WARTSILA NETHERLANDS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Hanzelaan 95
8017 JR Zwolle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dorus De Peffer (Mr.)
COMPONENTA FINLAND OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Bremerintie 6 - Pl 40
03601 Karkkila
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sakari Pisilä (Mr.)