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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/application software/simulation software

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2013-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

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)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 218 139,11
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tapio Nyman (Mr.)
DNV GL SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 330 370
Address
Brooktorkai 18
20457 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Koopmann (Mr.)
DNV GL AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 344 750
Address
Veritasveien 1
1363 Hovik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elzbieta Bitner-Gregersen (Dr.)
LLOYD'S REGISTER EMEA IPS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 109 300
Address
Fenchurch Street 71
EC3M 4BS London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Yuk Fai Cheng (Dr.)
SINTEF OCEAN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 428 393,88
Address
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Birger åldstedt (Mr.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 409 378,48
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carlos Guedes Soares (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 281 000
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandra Kramm (Mrs.)
RINA SERVICES SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 138 602,75
Address
Via Corsica 12
16128 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giorgio Baricelli (Dr.)
Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 90 450
Address
Batteriestrasse 52
24939 Flensburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Gosch (Mr.)
ULJANIK BRODOGRADILISTE DD
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 87 575
Address
Flaciusova 1
52100 Pula
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Diego Bilic (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tapio Nyman (Mr.)
EIGEN VERMOGEN FLANDERS HYDRAULICS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 210 669
Address
Berchemlei 115
2140 Antwerpen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Katrien Eloot (Dr.)
CANAL DE EXPERIENCIAS HIDRODINAMICAS DE EL PARDO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 188 851,72
Address
Carretera De La Sierra
28048 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
José Luis Borreguero (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 206 699,86
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Gregory (Mr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 132 300
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Harry Bingham (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 321 836,75
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silke Hönert (Mrs.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 100 366,88
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lily Tunggal
NAVAL ARCHITECTURE PROGRESS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 163 941,12
Address
Kolokotroni 80
18535 Peiraias
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vassilis Zagkas (Mr.)
DANAOS SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 49 368
Address
Christaki Kompou 3
3011 Limassol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Takis Varelas (Prof.)
FOINIKAS SHIPPING COMPANY NE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 50 184
Address
Irodou Attikou 12A
15124 Maroussi Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michail Pachnos (Mr.)
CALMAC FERRIES LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 48 120
Address
The Ferry Terminal
PA19 1QP Gourock
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Scott Ure (Mr.)