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E-ferry – prototype and full-scale demonstration of next generation 100% electrically powered ferry for passengers and vehicles

Objective

E-ferry addresses the urgent need for reducing European CO2 emissions and air pollution from waterborne transportation by demonstrating the feasibility of a 100% electrically powered, emission free, medium sized ferry for passengers and cars, trucks and cargo relevant to island communities, coastal zones and inland waterways. The vessel will be based on a newly developed, energy efficient design concept and demonstrated in full-scale operation on longer distances than previously seen for electric drive train ferries (> 5 Nm), i.e. the medium range connections Soeby-Fynshav (10.7 Nm) and Soeby-Faaborg (9.6 Nm) in the Danish part of the Baltic Sea, connecting the island of Aeroe (Ærø) to the mainland.
E-ferry builds on the Danish ERDF funded project Green Ferry Vision proving feasibility of the concept to be demonstrated and indicating significant potential impacts compared to conventionally fuelled ferries operating on the same medium range routes; energy savings of up to 50%, annual emission reductions of approx. 2,000 tonnes CO2, 41,500 kg NOx, 1,350 kg SO2 and 2,500 kg particulates.
E-ferry is likely to be the one with the largest battery-pack ever installed in a ferry with a record breaking high charging power capacity of up to 4 MW allowing for short port stays. On top of being 100% powered by electricity, the innovative novelties of the E-ferry design concept and its expected impacts addresses flaws in current state-of-the-art by demonstrating a concept based on optimised hull-shape, lightweight equipment and carbon composite materials, ensuring reduced weight by up to 60% on parts replaced by composite elements. Approval of the use of carbon fibre-reinforced composite modules in E-ferry’s superstructure according regulation through material and fire testing also is key to the project.
The strong industrial, maritime and public partners also will assure dissemination of results and push for a widespread market up-take of the E-ferry concept.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages

Coordinator

AERO KOMMUNE
Net EU contribution
€ 2 938 875,86
Address
Statene 2
5970 Aeroskobing
Denmark

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Region
Danmark Syddanmark Fyn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 2 938 875,86

Participants (10)

SOFARTSSTYRELSEN
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 102 250,00
Address
Fjordvaenget 30
4220 Korsor

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Danmark Sjælland Vest- og Sydsjælland
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 102 250,00
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 470 781,25
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki

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Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 470 781,25
DANSK BRAND- OG SIKRINGSTEKNISK INSTITUT FORENING
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 177 500,00
Address
Jernholmen 12
2650 Hvidovre

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 177 500,00
RADGIVENDE SKIBSINGENIORER JENS KRISTENSEN APS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 441 308,27
Address
Jagtvej 8
5960 Marstal

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Danmark Syddanmark Fyn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 441 308,27
SOBY VAERFT AS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 6 013 769,09
Address
Dokvej 5
5985 Soby

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Region
Danmark Syddanmark Fyn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 6 013 769,09
TUCO YACHT VAERFT APS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 360 587,50
Address
Krogsbjergvej 2
5600 Faaborg

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Danmark Syddanmark Fyn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 360 587,50
DANFOSS MOBILE ELECTRIFICATION OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 2 975 175,00
Address
Lentokentaentie 44
53600 Lappeenranta

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Manner-Suomi Etelä-Suomi Etelä-Karjala
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 2 975 175,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

EPC - ELECTRIC POWER CONVERSION BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 50 750,00
Address
Icarus 14
8448 CJ Heerenveen

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Region
Noord-Nederland Friesland (NL) Zuidoost-Friesland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 50 750,00
LECLANCHE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 610 038,91
Address
Industriestrasse 1
77731 Willstatt

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Baden-Württemberg Freiburg Ortenaukreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 1 610 038,91
LECLANCHE SA
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Avenue Des Sports 42
1400 Yverdon-les-bains

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00