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Transport: Advanced and Modular

Objective

The project will develop and validate a concept for modular design and production of vessels. We combine advantages of scale and standardisation with customisation options, allowing small-series and one-off vessel construction, using interchangeable modules across vessel types. Even though parts of our work will have a wider relevance, we focus on inshore vessels (operating coastal areas and inland waterways) with electric power systems.

The project is divided in three phases: Specification, innovation, and replication. In the specification phase, we perform a wide meta-analysis of both user needs and existing technological solutions, coupled with case-studies of needs and technologies for four targeted use cases. In the innovation phase, we develop the modular design concept; combining theoretical approaches, cross-fertilisation of methods from other industries (mostly rail and automotive), deep maritime experience in the relevant areas (including hull design, propulsion and electric power systems) and heavy involvement by operators (including three as consortium partners). The concept is applied to, and refined through, four demonstrators: Two ferries, a workboat and a vessel for goods traffic on inland waterways. At least one of the demonstrators will be physically built, co-financed by Rogaland County Council and its transport subsidiary Kolumbus, and used to operate a multi-stop commuter route into Stavanger. It will be a fully electric fast passenger ferry, operating in a region that is a substantial exporter of hydropower. In the replication phase, we will further validate the concept through five additional demonstrators (planning and simulation level) together with operators that did not participate in the details of the first two phases. Our aim is that the modular concept will prove to work as a general purpose toolkit within our market segment, proving that a wide set of vessel types can built in a cost-efficient and environmentally friendly manner.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2017-Two-Stages
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Coordinator

ROGALAND FYLKESKOMMUNE
Address
Arkitekt Eckhoffs Gate 1
4001 Stavanger
Norway
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 859 125

Participants (13)

MARITIME CLEANTECH
Norway
EU contribution
€ 501 781,25
Address
Meatjonnsvegen 74
5412 Stord
Activity type
Other
LEIRVIK AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 768 250
Address
Storhaugvegen 130
5416 Stord
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 314 000
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 304 477,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 967 875
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HAMBURGISCHE SCHIFFBAU-VERSUCHSANSTALT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 875 000
Address
Bramfelder Strasse 164
22305 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
WARTSILA NETHERLANDS BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hanzelaan 95
8017 JR Zwolle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FJELLSTRAND AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 2 812 250
Address
Omavegen 225
5632 Omastrand
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SERVOGEAR AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 673 465,63
Address
Brubakken 73
5420 Rubbestadneset
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COLLINS RIVER ENTERPRISES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 196 306,25
Address
The 02 Peninsula Square
SE10 0DX London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DE VLAAMSE WATERWEG
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 284 812,50
Address
Havenstraat 44
3500 Hasselt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HYDRO EXTRUSION NORWAY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 610 268,75
Address
Gaustadvegen 136
2240 Magnor
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WARTSILA NORWAY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 1 573 818,75
Address
Wichmannvegen 3 Rubbestadneset
5420 Bomlo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)