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Eco-friendly and customer-driven Sail plan optimisation service

Eco-friendly and customer-driven Sail plan optimisation service

Objective

The overall vision is to bring our patented EcoSail technology to full market maturation, to pilot the system and to arrive at its commercialisation as a new energy efficiency and cost-effective solution for the global maritime transport market. Our innovative route planning service will be a disruptive new market entry, reducing fuel consumption by at least 7%. EcoSail is rooted in the clear market-pull caused by the industry need to increase its cost efficiency and decrease environmental impacts. It is the result of several EU-funded R&D projects (SpaceNav, Navtronic & Sectronic) leading to a verified and demonstrated prototype (at TRL7) and confirming the commercial and economic viability. In these projects, the SMEs (OSM, GMS, ONL) developed a roadmap for technical improvements and a strategic business plan on entering the global maritime transport market. The EcoSail project approach is to execute these plans; technically advance EcoSail to TRL8 (WP1) and qualify the service in real-life operations to reach TRL9 (WP3). To support commercial viability, we will conduct a range of market maturation activities in WP4-5 and secure a dedicated EcoSail 'Training Academy' for future maritime masters, users and commercial staff (WP2). We bring together a strong consortium, the three lead SMEs with deep industry knowledge have teamed up with the world-class RTO, CHA, specialising in EO data and maritime training simulations, and a large offshore industrial target user (LAM), to successfully market launch and scale the ground-breaking EcoSail service platform. EcoSail will create a measurable consortium impact - as accumulated revenues of €87.1m for the 5-year post-project (2020-24), with accumulated gross profit of €44m and employment growth of 95 FTEs, and 80 FTEs in our value chain. Further, we will enable between €1.4bn to 2.7bn in reduced costs for our clients and decrease their CO2 emissions by 11m tonnes and their SOx emission by 0.3m tons.
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Coordinator

O.M. OFFSHORE MONITORING LIMITED

Address

Nikou Pattichi 26
3071 Limassol

Cyprus

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 784 175

Participants (4)

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G.M.S. GLOBAL MARITIME SERVICES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 773 074,75

OFFSHORE NAVIGATION LIMITED

Anguilla

EU Contribution

€ 346 062,50

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 849 125

LAURIN MARITIME AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 234 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 820593

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2018

  • End date

    30 April 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 903 142,50

  • EU contribution

    € 2 986 937,25

Coordinated by:

O.M. OFFSHORE MONITORING LIMITED

Cyprus