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Energy Efficient Safe SHip OPERAtion

Energy Efficient Safe SHip OPERAtion

Objective

The 2012 guidelines on the attained Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new ships (MEPC.212(63)) represent a major step forward in implementing the REGULATIONS ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF SHIPS (resolution MEPC.203(62)). There are, however, serious concerns regarding the sufficiency of propulsion power and of steering devices to maintain the manoeuvrability of ships in adverse conditions, hence the safety of ships. This gave reason for additional considerations and studies at IMO (MEPC 64/4/13). Furthermore, whereas present EEDI regulations concern the limitation of toxic gas emissions by ship operation, what is a new constraint in ship design and operation, it necessary to look holistically into this and find the right balance between efficiency, economy, safety and greenness. The aim of the proposed research project is to address the above by: further development and refinement of high fidelity, hydrodynamic simulation software tools for the efficient analysis of the manoeuvring performance and safety of ships in complex environmental conditions; Performing seakeeping/manoeuvring model tests in combined seaway/wind environment for different ship types, to provide the required basis for the validation of results obtained by numerical simulations, whereas full scale measurements available to the consortium will be exploited; Integrating validated software tools into a ship design software platform and set-up of a multi-objective optimization procedure; Investigating the impact of the proposed new guidelines on the design and operational characteristics of various ship types; investigating in parallel the impact on EEDI by the developed integrated/holistic optimisation procedure in a series of case studies; development of new guidelines for the required minimum propulsion power and steering performance to maintain manoeuvrability in adverse conditions; preparing and submitting to IMO a summary of results and recommendations for further consideration.

Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Address

Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 473 667,45

Administrative Contact

Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)

Participants (21)

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TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 218 139,11

DNV GL SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 330 370

DNV GL AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 344 750

LLOYD'S REGISTER EMEA IPS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 109 300

SINTEF OCEAN AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 428 393,88

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 409 378,48

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 281 000

RINA SERVICES SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 138 602,75

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 90 450

ULJANIK BRODOGRADILISTE DD

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 87 575

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EIGEN VERMOGEN FLANDERS HYDRAULICS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 210 669

CANAL DE EXPERIENCIAS HIDRODINAMICAS DE EL PARDO

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 188 851,72

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 206 699,86

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 132 300

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 321 836,75

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 100 366,88

NAVAL ARCHITECTURE PROGRESS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 163 941,12

DANAOS SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 49 368

FOINIKAS SHIPPING COMPANY NE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 50 184

CALMAC FERRIES LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 48 120

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 605221

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    31 October 2016

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 578 019,18

  • EU contribution

    € 4 383 964

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece