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Green Retrofitting through Improved Propulsion

Objective

"The aim of the GRIP project is to reduce fuel consumption in shipping by 5% (with individual ships up to 10%) and thus reduce exhaust gas emissions. Its first objective is to give a sound basis for the choice of energy-saving devices (ESD) for ship owners. The second is to give insight into the detailed requirements on the device design by performing an analysis of the interaction between hull and propeller and the structural integrity of the device.
For many devices available on the market, it is not clear if and why energy is saved. The choice of an ESD for a ship owner is mainly based on trust. Within GRIP, the most promising ESDs will be studied for several ship types, giving insight into flow changes, relating them to performance improvement and energy savings.
Many ships come from Far Eastern yards who keep the hull lines secret. Therefore, a ship owner cannot order an ESD without returning to the original ship yard. Within GRIP, we will develop a digitising technique for determining the hull lines, allowing the ship owner to order the device from, and have it fitted in any European ship yard.
The project will deliver an early analysis tool for ship owners to characterise the potential energy savings and associated costs by retrofitting a device on a ship. The second deliverable will be an optimised yard process in combination with digitising of the hull lines. The final deliverable is a detailed design procedure for manufacturers, surveyors and hydrodynamic institutes. The objectives will be validated by designing new ESDs for several ship types. For one of these devices, validation of the energy-saving will be obtained in speed trials.
The consortium consists of world-leading hydrodynamic institutes, propeller designers, a European ship operator, a major European yard, a yard association, and a classification society; bringing together a wealth of knowledge on propeller-hull interaction, structural integrity and manufacturing processes."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2011-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

STICHTING MARITIEM RESEARCH INSTITUUT NEDERLAND
Address
Haagsteeg 2
6708 PM Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 863 386
Administrative Contact
Henk Prins (Dr.)

Participants (10)

BUREAU VERITAS SA
France
EU contribution
€ 146 354
Address
40-52 Boulevard Du Parc Immeuble Newtime
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Corrignan (Dr.)
FORSCHUNGSVEREINIGUNG SCHIFFBAU UNDMEERESTECHNIK E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 261 000
Address
Steinhoft 11
20459 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anastasia Walter (Ms.)
FINCANTIERI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 168 315
Address
Via Genova 1
34121 Trieste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudio Cisilino (Mr.)
HAMBURGISCHE SCHIFFBAU-VERSUCHSANSTALT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 624 205
Address
Bramfelder Strasse 164
22305 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jochen Marzi (Dr.)
VICUS DESARROLLOS TECNOLOGICOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 285 761
Address
Bda Gandara Num 16 Gandara Pontevedra
36330 Vigo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adrian Sarasquete (Mr.)
WARTSILA NETHERLANDS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 125 664
Address
Hanzelaan 95
8017 JR Zwolle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dorus De Peffer (Mr.)
COMPANIA TRASMEDITERRANEA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 66 700
Address
Avenida De Europa 10
28108 Alcobendas Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel Paris Torres (Mr.)
IMAWIS MARITIME WIRTSCHAFTS- UND SCHIFFBAUFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 122 639
Address
Industriestrasse 8
18069 Rostock
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bodo Wurzler (Mr.)
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 195 955
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Papon (Dr.)
ULJANIK BRODOGRADILISTE DD
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 99 916
Address
Flaciusova 1
52100 Pula
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Obrad Kuzmanovic (Mr.)