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Developing Smart Technologies for Productivity Improvement of European Small and Medium Sized Shipyards

Objective

The SMARTYards project aims to improve the productivity of European small and medium sized shipyards and related subcontractors working with them by at least 20%. This will be achieved by improving knowledge and technological skills, needed to survive in a tough global competition and to provide innovative products. This is particularly important as the technology gap between larger and smaller European yards has increased significantly over the last decades.
In the technical part, the project will develop, test and validate smart technology solutions, comprising the optimum between design, equipment and work organization. All solutions shall address the specific needs and challenges of the target group, which have been clearly identified in the proposal. Seven key Technology Areas and related innovative ideas have been identified, which represent critical processes from design through production to repair and conversion. These solutions will be adapted and documented in a Technology Catalogue. The most promising solutions will be selected to build, test and validate at least six physical mock-ups, which will be demonstrated to the European maritime community, represented by a User Group. Technical developments will be accompanied by the elaboration of innovative business models, productivity and environmental assessment, the development of training schemes and a sustainable innovation network in close cooperation with European associations.
The project comprises 17 partners from 9 European countries with SME shipyards and technology providers in a leading role.
While improving the technology level of small and medium sized companies, the project will contribute to the overall competitiveness of the EU maritime sector, sustaining the wide network of large and smaller companies. Innovative ideas and business models will strengthen the role of SMEs and create new employment opportunities.
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Coordinator

CENTER OF MARITIME TECHNOLOGIES EV

Address

Bramfelder Strasse 164
22305 Hamburg

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 673 406,96

Administrative Contact

Michael Hübler (Mr.)

Participants (19)

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ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 136 005,97

STICHTING NETHERLANDS MARITIME TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 221 839,81

CONOSHIP INTERNATIONAL BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 102 122,90

DN & T SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 52 676,69

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 125 885

INROTECH APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 167 422,71

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 181 404,11

MEUSE ET SAMBRE SA

Belgium

NAVROM SHIPYARD SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 143 871,88

NUMERIEK CENTRUM GRONINGEN BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 80 293,05

Safinah Limited

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 86 303,33

SDC Ship Design & Consult GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 94 491,20

SANTIERUL NAVAL ORSOVA SA

Romania

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 104 038,71

UNIVERSITATEA DUNAREA DE JOS DIN GALATI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 32 747,99

ULJANIK BRODOGRADILISTE DD

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 32 867,97

SCHEEPSWERF PETERS BV

Netherlands

FRANCISCO CARDAMA, S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 43 732

BLATRADEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 198 685,72

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 605436

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2016

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 678 488,87

  • EU contribution

    € 2 477 796

Coordinated by:

CENTER OF MARITIME TECHNOLOGIES EV

Germany