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Fast ship applications for pod drives (FASTPOD)

Objective

Recent years have been witnessing a tremendous increase in the volume of large & fast sea transportation and electric driven azimuthing pod-propulsors with precise handling. While the "large & fast commercial ships" and "azimuthing pod drives" have been the most promising solitary EU grown technologies. There has been no attempt to combine these concepts to take further advantage of the prospect-combined technology. The main objective of FASTPOD project is to develop a new design technology to exploit the benefits that can be offered by electric padded drives on commercial large and fast ships in an efficient, safe and environmentally friendly manner. It is expected that the developed technology will provide basis to increase the competitiveness of the EU maritime industries further, as well as improving the efficiency and quality of marine transportation. The project objectives will be achieved in demonstrating the potential of the proposed technology through a number of design case studies for different ship types involving fast Ro-pax, containership and advanced high- speed craft, using numerical and experimental techniques. The main output of the project will be the critical assessment of this design technology and recommendations for its effective implementation

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Address
.,Ridley Building
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Participants (16)

ALSTOM - CHANTIERS DE L'ATLANTIQUE S.A.
France
Address
Avenue Bourdelle
44570 Saint Nazaire
BAE SYSTEMS MARINE LTD
United Kingdom
Address
South Street 1581, Scotstoun
G14 0XN Glasgow
CENTRUM TECHNIKI OKRETOWEJ SA*
Poland
Address
Al. Rzeczypospolitej 8
80 369 Gdansk
DELTAMARIN LTD
Finland
Address
2,Purokatu 1
21200 Raisio
FINCANTIERI - CANTIERI NAVALI ITALIANI SPA
Italy
Address
Passeggio S. Andrea 6
34123 Trieste
HAMBURGISCHE SCHIFFBAU-VERSUCHSANSTALT GMBH
Germany
Address
164,Bramfelder Strasse 164
22305 Hamburg
LLOYD'S REGISTER OF SHIPPING
United Kingdom
Address
71,Fenchurch Street 71
EC3M 4BS London
PRINCIPIA MARINE S.A.
France
Address
Rue De La Noe 1
44321 Nantes
SSPA SWEDEN AB.
Sweden
Address
Chalmers Tvaergata 10
24001 Goeteborg
STENA REDERI AB
Sweden
Address

40519 Goeteborg
STOCZNIA GDYNIA SA
Poland
Address
Czechoslowacka Str.3
81 969 Gdynia
STOCZNIA SZCZECINSKA NOWA SP Z.O.O
Poland
Address
Firlika 19
71 637 Szczecin
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
12,Tekniikantie 12
02044 Espoo
TECHNICATOME SA
France
Address
Centre D'etude De Saclay
91192 Gif Sur Yvette
THE ITALIAN SHIP RESEARCH CENTRE
Italy
Address
Via Ippolito D'aste 5
16126 Genova
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Address
100,Montrose Street 100
G4 0LZ Glasgow