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"HIGHER EFFICIENCY, REDUCED EMISSIONS, INCREASED RELIABILITY AND LIFETIME, ENGINES FOR SHIPS"

Objective

"HERCULES was conceived in 2002 as a long-term R&D Programme, to develop new technologies for marine engines. It is the outcome of a joint vision by the two major European engine manufacturer Groups MAN & WARTSILA, which together hold 90% of the world’s marine engine market.
The present proposed HERCULES-C project is the Phase III of the HERCULES Programme. In order to take marine engine technology a step further towards improved sustainability in energy production and total energy economy, an extensive integration of the multitude of the new technologies developed in Phases I and II is required. HERCULES-C addresses this challenge by adopting a combinatory approach for engine thermal processes optimization, system integration, as well as engine reliability and lifetime.
The first Objective of HERCULES-C is to achieve further substantial reductions in fuel consumption, while optimizing power production and usage. This will be achieved through advanced engine developments in combustion and fuel injection, as well as through the optimization of ship energy management and engine technologies supporting transport mission management.
The second Objective of HERCULES-C is to achieve near-zero emissions by integrating the various technologies developed in the previous research Projects, in Phases I and II.
The third Objective is to maintain the technical performance of engines throughout their operational lifetime. This requires advanced materials and tribology developments to improve efficiency and reliability, as well as sensors, monitoring and measurement technologies to improve the controllability and availability of marine power plants.
The project HERCULES-C structure of RTD work comprises 47 Subprojects, grouped into 10 Work Packages and 5 Work Package Groups, spanning the complete spectrum of marine diesel engine technology.
The HERCULES-C Project has duration of 36 months, a Consortium with 22 participants. and a total budget of EUR 17 million."

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/tribology

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2011-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 676 360
Administrative Contact
Nikolaos Kyrtatos (Prof.)

Participants (22)

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 341 610
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martti Larmi (Prof.)
ABB Turbo Systems AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 124 500
Address
Bruggerstrasse 71A
5401 Baden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Roduner (Dr.)
BODYCOTE METALLURGICAL COATING LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Springwood Court Springwood Close Tytherington Business Park
SK10 2XF Macclesfield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gareth Davies (Mr.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 256 512
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katarina Ekman (Ms.)
DANFOSS IXA AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 136 403,20
Address
Ulvehavevej 61
7100 Vejle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Henrik Gedde Moos (Mr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 152 527,20
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ib Misfeldt (Prof.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 289 950
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christopher H. Onder (Dr.)
FEDERAL-MOGUL BURSCHEID GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 127 392
Address
Buergermeister-schmidt-strasse 17
51399 Burscheid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steffen Hoppe (Dr.)
FEV EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 45 519
Address
Neuenhofstrasse 181
52078 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Crott
FOS FASEROPTISCHE SYSTEME MESSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 45 987,35
Address
Rutgersstrasse 40
24790 Schacht Audorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erhard Giese (Dr.)
GEHRING TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 52 000
Address
Gehringsrasse 28
73760 Ostfildern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Konrad Flores (Mr.)
IFP Energies nouvelles
France
EU contribution
€ 81 902,25
Address
Avenue De Bois Preau 1 & 4
92500 Rueil Malmaison
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gaële Valet (Ms.)
M. JURGENSEN GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 47 463
Address
Markschell 3
24966 Sorup
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thorsten Minuth (Dr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 123 000
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Uwe Wagner (Dr.)
MAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 852 723
Address
Stadtbachstrasse 1
86153 Augsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gunnar Stiesch (Dr.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 264 510
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert
PBS TURBO S.R.O. VELKA BITES
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 77 035
Address
Vlkovska 279
59501 Velka Bites
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tomas Brezina (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 277 950
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreas Wimmer (Prof.)
TEHAG ENGINEERING AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 127 560
Address
Mettschlatterstrasse 10
8252 Schlatt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernhard Franken (Mr.)
WARTSILA FINLAND OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 1 658 175
Address
Tarhaajantie 2
65380 Vaasa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ari Aurala (Mr.)
WINTERTHUR GAS & DIESEL AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 572 920
Address
Schutzenstrasse 1-3
8401 Winterthur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
German Weisser (Dr.)
FLAME SPRAY TECHNOLOGIES LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 65 175
Address
Arthur Street 1
NP11 7GX Newport
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sally Morgan (Mrs.)