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Modernisation of Vessels for Inland waterway freight Transport

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285405

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2011

  • End date

    31 October 2014

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 962 477,12

  • EU contribution

    € 2 790 344

Coordinated by:

STICHTING MARITIEM RESEARCH INSTITUUT NEDERLAND

Netherlands

Objective

In response to the call’s demand for cost effective modernization of the inland fleet for freight transport, MoVe IT! develops a suite of options for the modernisation of inland ships that meet the challenges of over-aging of the fleet, climate change and stronger environmental objectives and provides decision support regarding the application of these options. In this suite of options, knowledge gained from newbuildings, technology transfer from other transport modes, improvement of energy efficiency & ecological performance, transition to the post-fossil-fuel-era and adaptation to new ADN rules are prominent.

One of the main focal points of MoVe IT! is the modernisation of the ship’s drive and power system in a way that is matched to the conditions it will face throughout its life. This will result in significantly better performance compared to the ship’s old systems that are designed to fulfil a single design condition. First, the conditions the ship will encounter are established through full-scale measurements. Using the operational profiles resulting from these measurements, the ship’s power systems and hydrodynamics are reviewed and optimal, integrated solutions are developed that minimize investments and ecological impact while maximizing efficiency. Research topics include new power system configurations, alternative fuels, retrofitting techniques for existing engines, improved hull and propulsors and assistance to the captain for efficient sailing. Further crucial modernization measures are to increase the vessel’s main dimensions to achieve economical and ecological scale advantages and upgrade of old tankers to meet new ADN requirements.

MoVe IT! also invests heavily in assessing the economic viability of solutions as well as their contribution to environmental improvements. Subsequently, modernisation support for ship owners, policy support and (full scale) demonstrators will contribute to lowering the acceptance threshold for modernisation.

Coordinator

STICHTING MARITIEM RESEARCH INSTITUUT NEDERLAND

Address

Haagsteeg 2
6708 Pm Wageningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 595 491

Administrative Contact

Meeuwis Van Wirdum (Mr.)

Participants (23)

VOIES NAVIGABLES DE FRANCE

France

ENTWICKLUNGSZENTRUM FUR SCHIFFSTECHNIK UND TRANSPORTSYSTEME EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 268 259

Via donau – Österreichische Wasserstraßen-Gesellschaft mbH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 143 225

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 179 062

CENTER OF MARITIME TECHNOLOGIES EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 135 800

STICHTING PROJECTEN BINNENVAART

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 146 400

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 182 877

ECORYS NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 103 638

AUTENA MARINE V.O.F.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 110 325

S.M.I.L.E. - FEM GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 94 200

UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 78 116

UNIVERSITATEA DUNAREA DE JOS DIN GALATI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 62 400

SHIP STUDIO SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 59 232

University of Belgrade - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 45 600

Compagnie Fluviale de Transport

France

EU Contribution

€ 65 700

SHIP DESIGN GROUP SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 62 100

VOIES NAVIGABLES DE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 72 000

RISE SICOMP AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 64 167

THYSSENKRUPP VEERHAVEN BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 87 300

FIRST-DDSG LOGISTICS HOLDING GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 45 192

PLIMSOLL SZOLGALTATO KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 39 000

BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 101 300

MASSON MARINE ENGINEERING SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 48 960

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285405

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2011

  • End date

    31 October 2014

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 962 477,12

  • EU contribution

    € 2 790 344

Coordinated by:

STICHTING MARITIEM RESEARCH INSTITUUT NEDERLAND

Netherlands