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Power Optimised Ship for Environment with Electric Innovative Designs ON board

Objective

The electric ship concept offers many benefits; among other aspects if offers flexibility of control and effectiveness of power transmission. But predominantly it enables higher energy conversion efficiency by ensuring that prime movers are effectively loaded at all times and across all operating conditions. This dominating advantage cannot be matched by mechanical transmission systems because gearboxes offer little chance of integrating a high number of prime movers in the restricted space of a ship whereas this integration is straight forward when managed electrically. Thus the electric ship concept offers reduced emissions through improved efficiency of engine operation but critically it offers significant reduced emissions during the critical phase of entry to littoral water when with speed generally reduced engines in a mechanical systems become very lightly loaded.



It is proposed to enhance the electric ship concept so it suits a wider range of vessels than currently. The principal barrier to adoption of the electric ship concept in merchant ships is the size of the equipment. However if size reductions can be achieved then adopting the electric ship concept in a wider range of merchant ships will, as described above, reduce emissions and improve the impact on global warming. Overall this impact will be significant given the current and anticipated levels of global trade and the proportion to be moved by sea transport.



This challenging ambition, to enable the adoption of the electric ship concept in a wider range of merchant ships, will demand the development of new technologies across all of marine electrical engineering:



1. High Temperature Superconductivity (HTS): This is a technology that allows smaller principal electrical components and an increase in efficiency.



2. Wireless monitoring: This provides simpler internal control communication and enables the adoption of more advanced control regimes (as offered by the electrification of propulsion).



3. Harbour Shore Electrical Supplies: Running lightly loaded generators in harbour - as is commonly the practice among merchant ship operators - threatens the environment in a sensitive zone. The lack of any propulsion load prevents loading the generators more effectively. The answer is to supply the ship with electricity from shore connections. This does not need technological innovation but the widespread adoption of shore supplies demands standardisation among connectors and mode of electrical supply that has yet to be investigated.



4. Electrical actuation: This is a technology which aims to replace mechanically actuated auxiliaries by using direct electrical actuators and reduces size, cost, maintenance and improves efficiency



The benefits of these proposed innovations will be tested by developing designs for specific ship types: multi-purpose, cruise and container. The integration process will be composed of 6 steps:



1 Ship mission



2 Energy consumers



3 Draft design



4 Performance simulations



5 Final design



6 Environmental impact.



To reduce costs only the design for the multi-purpose ship will be taken through all the six steps. The remaining 2 ship types will only be taken through steps 1 to 3.



Finally, the innovative HTSC technology will be demonstrated in a land demonstrator, scaled as much as possible to reduce costs, while retaining relevance of the demonstration to full scale implementation. This demonstrator will include: the propulsion system, including an HTSC propulsion motor and its power converter, a DC distribution system with innovative protection and an HTSC segment, and various auxiliary loads.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/energy conversion
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/superconductor
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

BMT DEFENCE SERVICES LIMITED
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Waldegrave Road 1
TW11 8LZ Teddington
United Kingdom
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 699 191,44
Administrative Contact
Alison Marfell (Ms.)

Participants (33)

SAFT SA

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France
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Rue Sadi Carnot 12
93170 Bagnolet
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Francis Fernandez (Mr.)
ACEBI SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 115 400
Address
Route D'anetz
44150 Saint Herblon
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean Pierre Moreau (Mr.)
BALANCE TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 145 000
Address
Contrescarpe 33
28203 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joachim Brodda (Mr.)
European Marine Equipment Council/Conseil Europeen de l'equipment naval
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 70 000
Address
Rue Belliard 159
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Paola Lancellotti (Ms.)
BUREAU VERITAS SA
France
EU contribution
€ 129 600
Address
40-52 Boulevard Du Parc Immeuble Newtime
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Thiebaut (Ms.)
GE ENERGY POWER CONVERSION TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 4 541 304
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Boughton Road
CV21 1BU Rugby, Warwickshire
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Andrew Bullock (Mr.)
NAVAL GROUP
France
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€ 442 961
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Rue Du Docteur Finlay 40-42
75015 Paris
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Erwan Mahe (Mr.)
DNV GL AS
Norway
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€ 243 400
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Veritasveien 1
1363 Hovik
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Per Askeland (Mr.)
GROUPEMENT DES INDUSTRIES DE CONSTRUCTION ET ACTIVITES NAVALES
France
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€ 133 000
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Rue De Monceau 47
75008 Paris
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Jean-Marie Carnet (Mr.)
JEUMONT ELECTRIC SAS
France
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€ 64 421
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Rue De L Industrie 367
59460 Jeumont
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Pierre Simon (Mr.)
STICHTING MARITIEM RESEARCH INSTITUUT NEDERLAND
Netherlands
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€ 312 041
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Haagsteeg 2
6708 PM Wageningen
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Research Organisations
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Jaap Van Heerd (Mr.)
MARINELEC TECHNOLOGIES
France
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€ 41 213
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Rue Alfred Le Bars 13
29000 Quimper
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Pascal Citeau (Mr.)
EATON INDUSTRIES GMBH
Germany
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€ 149 227
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Hein Moeller Strasse 7-11
53115 Bonn
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Heinz Pursch (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
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€ 106 444
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Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Nicola Place (Ms.)
NEXANS FRANCE
France
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€ 297 878
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4 Allee De L'arche
92400 Courbevoie
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Katrin De Tessieres (Ms.)
ODENSE STAALSKIBSVAERFT AS

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Denmark
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€ 3 768,01
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Lindøalleen 150
5330 Munkebo
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Ole Brinck (Mr.)
ROLLS-ROYCE POWER ENGINEERING PLC
United Kingdom
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€ 105 590
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Moor Lane
DE24 8BJ Derby
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Michael Lane (Mr.)
SAFT
France
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€ 181 150
Address
26 Quai Charles Pasqua
92300 Levallois Perret
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Francis Fernandez (Mr.)
SAM ELECTRONICS GMBH
Germany
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€ 435 977
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Behringstrasse 120
22763 Hamburg
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Hartmut Lausch (Mr.)
SOCIETE D'INGENIERIE DE RECHERCHESET D'ETUDES EN HYDRODYNAMIQUE NAVALE
France
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€ 941 500
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5 Rue De L'halbrane Technocampus Ocean
44340 Bouguenais
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Olivier Doucy (Mr.)
SOCIETE MARINE DE SERVICE ET D'EQUIPEMENT NAVAL

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France
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€ 51 325
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Rue Martissot 23
92110 Clichy
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Nicole Karrer (Ms.)
ZENERGY POWER GMBH

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Germany
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€ 54 134,45
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Heisenbergstrasse 16
53359 Rheinbach
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Bürkhard Wirth (Mr.)
SIRADEL
France
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€ 124 680
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2 Parc De Broceliande
35760 Saint-gregoire
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Emmanuel Berthaut (Mr.)
NEXANS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
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€ 309 529
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Kabelkamp 20
30179 Hannover
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Frank Schmidt (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET ILMENAU
Germany
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€ 148 320
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Ehrenbergstrasse 29
98693 Ilmenau
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Ivonne Mrusek (Ms.)
VAMP Ltd.
Finland
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€ 22 773,60
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Yrittäjänkatu 15
FIN-65101 Vaasa
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Elisabeth Soderman (Ms.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
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€ 70 353
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Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
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Hans Van Vugt (Mr.)
DNV GL SE
Germany
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€ 81 000
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Brooktorkai 18
20457 Hamburg
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Peter Koopmann (Mr.)
CHANTIERS DE L'ATLANTIQUE
France
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€ 32 500
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Avenue Antoine Bourdelle
44600 Saint Nazaire
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Dominique Harpin (Mr.)
DAMEN SCHELDE NAVAL SHIPBUILDING BV
Netherlands
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€ 36 417,50
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De Willem Ruysstraat 99
4380 AN Vlissingen
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Joep Broekhuijsen (Mr.)
GROUPEMENT INDUSTRIEL DES CONSTRUCTIONS ET ARMEMENTS NAVALS

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France
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Rue Du Colonel Pierre Avia 19/21
75015 Paris
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Jean-Marie Carnet (Mr.)
Germanischer Lloyd AG

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Germany
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Vorsetzen 35
20459 Hamburg
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Administrative Contact
Peter Koopmann (Mr.)
MARINE POWER INDUSTRY CONSULT
France
EU contribution
€ 40 180
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Rue Bernard Roy 13
44100 Nantes
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Administrative Contact
Michel Pacault (Mr.)