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Modernisation of Vessels for Inland waterway freight Transport

Objective

In response to the call’s demand for cost effective modernization of the inland fleet for freight transport, MoVe IT! develops a suite of options for the modernisation of inland ships that meet the challenges of over-aging of the fleet, climate change and stronger environmental objectives and provides decision support regarding the application of these options. In this suite of options, knowledge gained from newbuildings, technology transfer from other transport modes, improvement of energy efficiency & ecological performance, transition to the post-fossil-fuel-era and adaptation to new ADN rules are prominent.

One of the main focal points of MoVe IT! is the modernisation of the ship’s drive and power system in a way that is matched to the conditions it will face throughout its life. This will result in significantly better performance compared to the ship’s old systems that are designed to fulfil a single design condition. First, the conditions the ship will encounter are established through full-scale measurements. Using the operational profiles resulting from these measurements, the ship’s power systems and hydrodynamics are reviewed and optimal, integrated solutions are developed that minimize investments and ecological impact while maximizing efficiency. Research topics include new power system configurations, alternative fuels, retrofitting techniques for existing engines, improved hull and propulsors and assistance to the captain for efficient sailing. Further crucial modernization measures are to increase the vessel’s main dimensions to achieve economical and ecological scale advantages and upgrade of old tankers to meet new ADN requirements.

MoVe IT! also invests heavily in assessing the economic viability of solutions as well as their contribution to environmental improvements. Subsequently, modernisation support for ship owners, policy support and (full scale) demonstrators will contribute to lowering the acceptance threshold for modernisation.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2011-RTD-1
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Coordinator

STICHTING MARITIEM RESEARCH INSTITUUT NEDERLAND
Address
Haagsteeg 2
6708 PM Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 595 491
Administrative Contact
Meeuwis Van Wirdum (Mr.)

Participants (23)

VOIES NAVIGABLES DE FRANCE

Participation ended

France
Address
Rue Ludovic Boutleux 175
62408 Bethune
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philip Mauge (Mr.)
ENTWICKLUNGSZENTRUM FUR SCHIFFSTECHNIK UND TRANSPORTSYSTEME EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 268 259
Address
Oststrasse 77
47057 Duisburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Berthold Holtmann (Mr.)
VIA DONAU OSTERREICHISCHE WASSERSTRASSEN GESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 143 225
Address
Donau City Strasse 1
1220 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Fastenbauer (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 179 062
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hugo Grimmelius (Dr.)
FORSCHUNGSVEREINIGUNG SCHIFFBAU UNDMEERESTECHNIK E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 135 800
Address
Steinhoft 11
20459 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frank Roland (Dr.)
STICHTING PROJECTEN BINNENVAART
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 146 400
Address
Vasteland 78
3011 BN Rotterdam
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Khalid Tachi (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 182 877
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alex W. Vredeveldt (Mr.)
ECORYS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 103 638
Address
Watermanweg 44
3067 GG Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johan Gille (Mr.)
AUTENA MARINE V.O.F.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 110 325
Address
Sint Teunismolenweg 48F
6534 AG Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Desiré Savelkoul (Mr.)
S.M.I.L.E. - FEM GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 94 200
Address
Winkel 2
24226 Heikendorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ronald Horn (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 78 116
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jingjing Xu (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATEA DUNAREA DE JOS DIN GALATI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 62 400
Address
Strada Domneasca Nr. 47
800008 Galati
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ionel Chirica (Prof.)
SHIP STUDIO SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 59 232
Address
Avenue De La Perriere 58
56100 Lorient
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laurent Mermier (Mr.)
University of Belgrade - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 45 600
Address
Kraljice Marije 16
11120 Belgrade
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dejan Radojcic (Prof.)
Compagnie Fluviale de Transport
France
EU contribution
€ 65 700
Address
Rue Du Pont V 11
76600 Le Havre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steve Labeylie (Mr.)
SHIP DESIGN GROUP SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 62 100
Address
Strada Dogariei 51
800225 Galati
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vasile Giuglea (Mr.)
VOIES NAVIGABLES DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 72 000
Address
Rue Ludovic Boutleux 175
62408 Bethune
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philip Mauge (Mr.)
RISE SICOMP AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 64 167
Address
Fibervaegen 2 - Oejebyn
941 26 Pitea
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Peter Lundmark (Dr.)
THYSSENKRUPP VEERHAVEN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 87 300
Address
Nicolaas Pieckstraat 12-14
3232 BP Brielle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Be Boneschansker (Mr.)
FIRST-DDSG LOGISTICS HOLDING GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 45 192
Address
Handelskai 348
1020 Vienna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hannes Hinterer (Dr.)
PLIMSOLL SZOLGALTATO KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 39 000
Address
Szonyi Istvan Utca 42
1046 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Béla Szalma (Mr.)
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 101 300
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dániel Hadházi (Mr.)
MASSON MARINE ENGINEERING SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 48 960
Address
Rue Henri Cavallier 5
89100 Saint Denis Les Sens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Benoit Poulain (Mr.)