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Green Retrofitting of Existing Ships

Objective

Traditionally, the environmental performance of ships in terms of air emissions has never been among the primary concerns of the maritime industry. However, this situation is bound to change considering that the greening of the transportation sector is imminent and unavoidable. This tendency is manifested with activities ranging from regularly published statistics regarding the air pollution of general industrial activity up to the Energy Efficiency Design and Operation Index that are currently being considered at IMO.
The greening of shipping operations has to do with more than just the amount of NOx, SOx and CO2 gases emitted at any period of time: the fact that for every tonne of fuel burnt approximately three tonnes of CO2 are produced indicates that the environmental performance of ships is linked to their cost-effectiveness. As a result, consistent energy management onboard will become a priority for rule compliance, and robustness against unpredictable financial fluctuations.
Acknowledging that newly build ships will comply with the environmental regulations from the outset and will be more advantageous in comparison to existing ones, REFRESH will address the aspects of retrofitting that are essential for improving the energy efficiency onboard. The central concept of REFRESH is the dynamic energy modelling, i.e. the simulation of the energy production, consumption and losses over time. This idea will be implemented in a decision support tool that will allow onboard and ashore personnel to monitor the performance of the ship and adopt appropriate practices as a function of its operational profile.
The objectives of REFRESH are:
• Development of dynamic energy modelling routines;
• Optimisation of the energy efficiency and air emissions for retrofitting and operation;
• Development of a monitoring and management methodology for operation; and
• Development of a decision support tool for operation.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/air pollution engineering

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2011-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

V.DELTA LIMITED
Address
Queen Victoria Street 63 Floor 1
EC4N 4UA London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 299 750
Administrative Contact
Veronica Sacconaghi (Ms.)

Participants (18)

Alpha Marine Services Ltd
Greece
EU contribution
€ 332 800
Address
Skouze 26
18536 Piraeus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonis Iordanidis (Mr.)
METALSHIPS & DOCKS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 93 820
Address
Calle Rios Teis
36216 Vigo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pablo Curras (Mr.)
ANONIMI NAFTILIAKI ETERIA KRITIS (ANEK) S.A.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 144 700
Address
Leoforos Karamanli
73100 Chania
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ioannis Vavoules (Mr.)
AI navais - Associação das Indústrias Navais
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 54 262
Address
Rua Jorge Afonso 31
1600-126 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Filipe Duarte (Mr.)
ASOCIACION CLUSTER DEL NAVAL GALLEGO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 32 500
Address
Rue De Paris 9 Portal A Pl 5
15700 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Tomas Casquero Cimadevila (Mr.)
SAFETY AT SEA LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 396 250
Address
St. Vincent Street, 2Nd Floor 280
G2 5RL Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kieran Dodworth (Dr.)
TECNOVERITAS SERVICOS DE ENGENHARIAE SISTEMAS TECNOLOGICOS LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 151 050
Address
Vivenda Cremilda Lugar Dos Conhais
3330 232 Gois
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antunes Jorge (Dr.)
KALLISTO IDIKI NAITIKI EPIKHIRISI EPE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 63 200
Address
Iroon Polytechniou St. 85
18536 Peiraias
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kostas Dritsas (Mr.)
Fundacion para o Fomento da Calidade Industrial e o Desenvolvemento Tecnoloxico de Galicia
Spain
EU contribution
€ 46 200
Address
Praza De Europa 10 A 6B
15707 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Margarita Ardao-Rodríguez (Ms.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 260 100
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Apostolos Papanikolaou (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 326 592
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Gregory (Mr.)
ENIRAM OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 176 575
Address
Italahdenkatu 22 A
00210 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Cristovic (Mr.)
HELLENIC REGISTER OF SHIPPING S.A.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 70 850
Address
Akti Miaouli 23
18535 Keratsini / Pireas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexandros Theodoulides (Dr.)
MEYER TURKU OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 70 666
Address
Telakkakatu 1
20240 Abo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dan Westerlund (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 102 400
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Isa Traverso (Dr.)
OFFICINE MECCANICHE NAVALI E FONDERIE SAN GIORGIO DEL PORTO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 94 450
Address
Calata Boccardo 8
16128 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Massimo Barbe (Mr.)
RINA SERVICES SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 85 000
Address
Via Corsica 12
16128 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giorgio Baricelli (Dr.)
NAVIOS SHIPMANAGEMENT INC
Marshall Islands
EU contribution
€ 48 700
Address
Ajeltake Road Ajeltake Island
96960 Majuro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Balalis Nicolaos (Mr.)