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Compressed Natural Gas Transport System

Compressed Natural Gas Transport System

Objective

The GASVESSEL aims to prove the techno-economic feasibility of a new CNG transport concept enabled by a novel patented Pressure Vessel manufacturing technology and a new conceptual ship design including safe on- and offloading solution. It carries out research and innovates different steps in the value chain from a decision support model to simulate and benchmark scenarios until the process of ship design, new Pressure Vessel designs and manufacturing as well as novel high pressure on- and offloading.
The project supports the European Commission’s Maritime Transport Strategy in which maritime transport is considered key to securing Europe’s energy supply. It sets the knowledge base for identifying where the novel CNG concept has added value, develop prototype technologies and related business cases, promote the concept with end-users and foster market introduction, first in Europe, and subsequently beyond.
The GASVESSEL project contributes the Energy Union to become less dependent on energy imports by serving as a flexible interconnector which enables energy to flow freely across the EU. The project will make it possible to supply natural gas to places where natural gas is not yet a part of the energy supply e.g. where large investment in regassifiers are not feasible or done (yet) such as the Mediterranean Islands. The concept offers novel cost effective gas transportation and hence promising prospects to start using and monetising the huge amount of currently wasted (flared), stranded and associated gas which is currently wasted or not used, while contributing to reducing an important environmental side effect of global oil exploitation.
The validation and proof of concept of the GASVESSEL project is performed by a cost-benefit analyses (financial viability), safety assessment, environmental impact analyses and value chain business cases development in relation to real-life geo-logistic scenarios.
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Coordinator

NAVALPROGETTI SRL

Address

Via Dei Papaveri 21
34151 Trieste

Italy

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 2 004 537,50

Participants (12)

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DOW DEUTSCHLAND ANLAGENGESELLSCHAFTMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 497 525

DOWAKSA DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 155 375

PNO INNOVATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 288 712,50

PUBLIC JOINT STOCK COMPANY ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION ENTERPRISE VNIPITRANSGAZ

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 243 412,50

SINTEF OCEAN AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 551 875

BM PLUS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 3 420 550

C.N.G.V., INZENIRING, RAZISKAVE IN TRZENJE REZERVOARJEV ZA STISNJEN PLIN DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 1 783 100

CENERGY SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 345 600

HANSEATIC LLOYD SCHIFFAHRT GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 231 225

ETAIREIA YDROGONANTHRAKON KYPROU (E.Y.K) LTD

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 535 350

ESTECO SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 443 500

AMERICAN MPIRO OF SIPING HELLENIC MONOPROSOPI ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EVTHINIS, AMERICAN BUREAU OF SHIPPING

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 496 400

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723030

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    31 May 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 997 162,50

  • EU contribution

    € 11 997 162,50

Coordinated by:

NAVALPROGETTI SRL

Italy