Periodic Reporting for period 1 - YawSTOP (First stabilisation device to enable rotation-free and rotation-controlled lifting and loading of cargo and goods by cranes or helicopters to make transportation more efficient, reliable and safe)
Reporting period: 2017-01-01 to 2017-05-31
Our YawSTOP solution will allow fully automatic lifting operations remotely controlled by one operator; no need for taglines and no endanger of offshore workers with up to 52% cost savings and up to 44% time savings for the lifting operation and cost savings of €50,000 per transport. Our YawSTOP solution is highly innovative and based on cutting-edge space technology. Currently, there exists no alternative solution in the market. YawSTOP will be the first product to address these industry-needs. It is a stabilisation device mounted to the crane rope that allow rotation-free and rotation-controlled lifting of cargo and goods based on gyro technology that is used in space to position satellites.
Our users will be operators of offshore installations (oil rigs, wind farms) and marine transportation services provider. Besides offshore transportation, there is enormous potential in other transportation sectors and in other industries – everywhere were cranes and helicopters are in use for transportation, construction, or manufacturing.
YawSTOP will aid solving the industrial and societal problems of improving efficiency and work safety, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution in transport, in particular in offshore/maritime lifting and logistics.
The objective of the SME Phase 1 project has been to make a feasibility study to verify the technological, practical and economic viability of our YawSTOP innovation.
YawSTOP will contribute to the European transport and mobility goals defined in the 2011 Transport White Paper by increasing efficiency, improving work safety, and reducing CO2/NOx/SOx emissions from maritime bunker fuels.