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Development of a partial air cushion support catamaran for freight transportation on inland waterways

Objective

PACSCAT proposes to develop and validate a novel vessel design for high-speed freight transport along inland waterways. This design concept offers environmental benefits of high efficiency and low wash, allowing a potential doubling of speed. The technical and market feasibilities have been confirmed through testing and analysis under a successful EU CRAFT Exploratory project completed in May 2001. The collaborative RTD project now proposed will perform a detailed design and performance assessment for a vessel suitable for deployment in the Rhine and Danube freight logistics market. It will be implemented by a trans-national consortium spanning the complete value chain from vessel designer to operator, and including interfaces with key regulatory authorities.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Address
University Road
SO17 1BJ Southampton
United Kingdom

Participants (15)

CHECKMATE UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Unit 69 Pegasus Way, Bowerhill
SN12 6TR Melksham
DEVELOPMENT CENTRE FOR SHIP TECHNOLOGY AND TRANSPORT SYSTEMS
Germany
Address
77,Oststrasse 77
47013 Duisburg
DR IVANOV
Germany
Address
Hauptstrasse 255 A
51503 Roesrath
GERMANISCHER LLOYD AG
Germany
Address
Vorsetzen 35
20459 Hamburg
INDEPENDENT MARITIME ASSESSMENT ASSOCIATES LTD
United Kingdom
Address
35 Knights Bank Road, Hill Head
PO14 3HX Fareham
INSTITUTE OF SHIPPING ECONOMICS AND LOGISTICS
Germany
Address
Universitaetsallee Gw 1 - Block A
28359 Bremen
MARINETECH SOUTH LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Administration Building, University Road
SO17 1BJ Southampton
MARITIME SIMULTATION ROTTERDAM BV
Netherlands
Address
Wilhelminakade 701
3007 Rotterdam
MDS FRANCE SARL
France
Address
Rue Pierre Rivoalon 300
29608 Brest
NEREUS TECHNOLOGIES LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Dorchester Road 42
DT4 7JZ Weymouth
SHIPBUILDERS AND SHIPREPAIRERS ASSOCIATION
United Kingdom
Address
Marine House, Thorpe Lea Road
TW20 8BF Egham,surrey
SOVTRANSAVTO DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Konrad-adenauer-ufer 67-69
50668 Koeln
WAERTSILAE PROPULSION NETHERLANDS B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Lipsstraat 52
5151 RP Drunen
WHITE YOUNG GREEN CONSULTING LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Arndade Court, Headingley
LS6 2UJ Leeds
WITT AND SOHN AG
Germany
Address
Wuppermanstrasse 6-10
25421 Pinneberg