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Production to improve total efficiency of new generation Short Sea Shipping

Objective

CREATE3S aims to develop a new generation Short Sea Shipping (SSS) vessels utilising advanced design and manufacturing techniques, enabling Europe to strengthen its shipping and shipbuilding competitiveness. A key element in CREATE3S is to separate the hydrodynamic- and cargo carrying platforms in the vessels. This approach will combine the ability for vessels to be tuned to specific trades while, at the same time, having competitive operational and building cost. By applying advanced manufacturing techniques in an ?industrial? fabrication of large series of standardized basic modules, the aim is to reduce manufacturing costs by 30 ?40% and production lead-times by more than 25%. The new modular concept will be applied to handle: intermodal load units, dry b ulk transport and liquid cargo (chemicals, gas tankers). Several module alternatives will be evaluated (examples are: enabling the complete load of cargo to be shifted in one move; making midlife conversion of vessels very competitive). A common denominator is that the modules will be optimised for ?industrial mass production?. Safety and sustainability are investigated and accommodated through a comprehensive risk assessment and integration of solutions that facilitate reduced energy consumption, emissions , and waste. The new generation vessels for SSS will be assessed on their operational and ecological performance in relation to total cost of ownership (including production cost) utilising advanced design and exploitation simulation techniques. This proje ct will be carried out by a competitive consortium that comprises linking participants from the relevant EU countries and sectors of the cluster: shipping companies, port terminals, shipyards, suppliers and RTD institutions.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-TRANSPORT-4
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Coordinator

SAMSKIP BV (FORMER GEEST NORTH SEA LINE BV)
Address
Seattleweg 15 Portnumber 2801
Rotterdam
Netherlands

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Participants (12)

DAMEN SHIPYARDS
Netherlands
Address
Avelingen-west 20
Gorinchem

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ESTALEIROS NAVAIS DE VIANA DE CASTELO, SA
Portugal
Address
Praia Norte
Viana Do Castelo

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IMTECH MARINE & OFFSHORE B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Sluisjesdijk 155
Rotterdam

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TTS SHIPS EQUIPMENT AB
Sweden
Address
Kämpegatan 3
Gothenburg

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Links
LOGIT A.S
Norway
Address
Tryms Vei 6
Heer

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CENTER OF MARITIME TECHNOLOGIES E. V.
Germany
Address
Bramfelder Strasse 164
Hamburg

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NORWEGIAN MARINE TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Norway
Address
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
Trondheim

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MARITIME RESEARCH INSTITUTE NETHERLANDS
Netherlands
Address
Haagsteeg 2
Wageningen

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DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Julianalaan 134
Delft

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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Address
6 Kensington Terrace
Newcastle Upon Tyne

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BUREAU VERITAS
France
Address
17Bis Place Des Reflets
Paris La Defense Cedex

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CENTRUM TECHNIKI OKRETOWEJ S.A. - SHIP DESIGN AND RESEARCH CENTRE S.A.
Poland
Address
Waly Piastowskie 1
Gdansk

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