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Optimal Strategy to Innovate and Reduce energy consumption In urban rail Systems

Objective

For many transport modes, energy reduction strategies can be effectively formulated at the level of the vehicle or vessel. New technologies can therefore be introduced to a vehicle and the direct energy savings can be readily quantified. However, such approach is not suitable to be employed for urban rail, where it is not sufficient to consider only the energy performance of vehicles; the energy associated with the infrastructure, as well as the influence of the mode of operation are to be considered too. In other words, urban rail systems are complex environments and their energy consumption is characterised by a wide range of inter-dependent factors. This means that it is often extremely difficult to assess the net benefits of introducing new energy saving technologies. For example, whilst a new technology might yield improvements in certain respects, it might also compromise other aspects of system performance. What is needed, and what has been lacking so far, is a holistic approach for the reduction of energy consumption for urban rail systems embracing vehicles, infrastructure and operation, as is proposed by OSIRIS. The project will start from the definition of Key Performance Indicators and Standard Duty Cycles to measure energy consumption in urban rail systems. Then, rather than focussing only on specific technologies, it will address the issue from the system-level ensuring that progresses on energy reduction are substantial. The effectiveness of solutions and their full potential will be proven by means of simulations and pilot tests. OSIRIS will introduce the entire discovered knowledge into a Decision Support Tool, for strategic decision making of companies (i.e. operators) and governments (i.e. public authorities). OSIRIS is fully aligned with the political ambitions of the Framework Program described in activity 7.2 - SUSTAINABLE SURFACE TRANSPORT of the FP7 4th call, topic “SST.2011.1.1-4: Energy consumption reduction in urban rail systems”.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2011-RTD-1
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Coordinator

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE
Address
Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 369 992
Administrative Contact
Andrea Demadonna (Mr.)

Participants (16)

ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA
France
EU contribution
€ 579 517,50
Address
48 Rue Albert Dhalenne
93400 Saint Ouen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Cadet (Dr.)
HITACHI RAIL STS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 451 514
Address
Via Mantovani 3/5
16151 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Ruggieri (Mr.)
SOCIETE TECHNIQUE POUR L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE TECHNICATOME SA
France
EU contribution
€ 288 653,50
Address
Rte St-aubin Lieudit Hautes Rives
91190 Villiers Le Bacle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bruno Guillaumin (Mr.)
Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 278 457
Address
José Miguel Iturrioz 26
20200 Beasain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joanes Murua (Mr.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 551 575,50
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Uwe Henning (Dr.)
AZIENDA TRASPORTI MILANESI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 165 909,60
Address
Foro Buonaparte 61
20121 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Germana Montroni (Ms.)
REGIE AUTONOME DES TRANSPORTS PARISIENS
France
EU contribution
€ 150 587
Address
Quai De La Rapee 54 Lac B71
75012 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chantal Schonberg (Ms.)
ISTANBUL ULASIM SANAYI VE TICARET AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 113 099,80
Address
Ferhatpasa Metro Tesislerino Y/y
34220 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Metin Canci (Dr.)
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 200 114
Address
Rue Sainte Marie 6
1080 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Caroline Hoogendoorn (Ms.)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 223 961
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elisabetta Noce (Ms.)
SAFT
France
EU contribution
€ 151 851
Address
26 Quai Charles Pasqua
92300 Levallois Perret
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick De Metz (Mr.)
AZIENDA PER LA MOBILITA DEL COMUNE DI ROMA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 126 551
Address
Via Prenestina 45
00176 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sandra Borghetti (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE
Chile
EU contribution
€ 219 936
Address
Av. Libertador Bernardo O'higgins 1058
10 Santiago
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jorge Amaya (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 130 251,50
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Kozek (Prof.)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 119 831
Address
Maria De Luna 8
50018 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jose Ramon Valdes (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 178 149,60
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicola Dolman (Mr.)