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Fully automated laser guided inspection robot for weld defect detection on ship hulls

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The European ship fleet counts 23,000 vessels, accounting for the 40% of the global gross tonnage. Marine industry is a major prosperity engine of the EU contributing a total of €147bn to the GDP and supporting more than 1.7m jobs.
However, the vessels’ structural integrity verification is a major issue for the shipping industry. Regulations dictate that Non Destructive Testing (NDT) inspections should be performed every 5 years for the first decade of a vessel’s life and every 2.5 years thereafter.
Ship hull weld inspection is a challenging process as safety-critical welds length exceeds 120km in large vessels and involves human inspectors on site using scaffolding or cherry-pickers. These procedures require long periods of dry-docking incurring loss of revenue and costs amounting to more than €150k per inspection. Moreover conventional ultrasonic techniques cannot be applied on metal plates of thickness <10mm, which are commonly used nowadays to reduce ship weight. This necessitates the use of dangerous radiographic techniques posing health and safety issues.
These challenges give rise to a unique business opportunity which Spectrum Labs and Tecnitest (leading NDT equipment and service providers) along with Innora (dynamic high-tech company specializing in robotics) and TWI (global leader in NDT technology) aspire to seize with the help of Lloyds’ Register, the most reputable shipping service provider with 230 years of experience.
We aim to redefine ship NDT inspection by commercializing ShipTest, a laser-guided robotic crawler able to automatically track the weld and inspect the hull while the ship is at sea. Through a combination of bleeding-edge ultrasonic and electromagnetic techniques ShipTest can accurately inspect metal plates of <10mm thickness eliminating the need for radiography.
By commercialising ShipTest we will grow our businesses by €47.7m cumulatively over 5 years, generating €19.04m in profits and creating 398 direct jobs and 1185 indirect jobs

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H2020-FTIPilot-2016

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Unterauftrag

H2020-FTIPilot-2016-1

Finanzierungsplan

IA - Innovation action

Koordinator

I DIMOULIS & CO EE
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 297 999,63
Adresse
Eyplias Street 49
185 37 Piraeus
Griechenland

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Πειραιάς Aττική Αττική
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Weitere Finanzmittel
€ 297 999,63

Beteiligte (4)

TECNITEST INGENIEROS SL
Spanien
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€ 506 824,50
Adresse
Calle Ciudad De Frias 1-nave 4
28021 Madrid

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KMU

Die Organisation definierte sich zum Zeitpunkt der Unterzeichnung der Finanzhilfevereinbarung selbst als KMU (Kleine und mittlere Unternehmen).

Ja
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Weitere Finanzmittel
€ 506 824,50
LLOYD'S REGISTER EMEA IPS
United Kingdom
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 62 308,60
Adresse
Fenchurch Street 71
EC3M 4BS London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Aktivitätstyp
Other
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€ 62 308,60
TWI LIMITED
United Kingdom
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 970 024,40
Adresse
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 970 024,40
IKNOWHOW SA
Griechenland
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 552 388,38
Adresse
Leoforos Kifisias 340
154 51 Athina

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KMU

Die Organisation definierte sich zum Zeitpunkt der Unterzeichnung der Finanzhilfevereinbarung selbst als KMU (Kleine und mittlere Unternehmen).

Ja
Region
Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Weitere Finanzmittel
€ 552 388,38