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Clean waterborne transport in Europe

Objective

The FLAGSHIPS project raises the readiness of zero-emission waterborne transport to an entirely new level by designing four and demonstrating two commercially operated hydrogen fuel cell vessels. The vessels include two design cases, pusher design and ferry design, and two demo cases, one in France (Paris) and one in Netherlands (Rotterdam). The Paris demo is a self-propelled barge operating as a goods transport vessel in city center of Paris, while the Rotterdam demo is a container vessel transporting goods between Rotterdam and Duisburg. For the demo vessel, a total of 1.6 MW of on-board fuel cell power will be installed, and 1.0 MW of this will be funded through FLAGSHIPS project. Both vessels will run on hydrogen produced via electrolysis powered by renewable electricity. Gaseous hydrogen will be used in the vessels' on-board hydrogen storage. Both vessels will be approved for safety.
The project will cooperate over a broad base to complete the required safety assessment and approval for the two vessels, by applying and further developing the existing regulations and codes. The ship owners expect to maintain the ships in normal commercial operation after the 18-month demonstration period of the project and to this end, a solid support from local end-users and community has been gathered. The project will reduce the capital cost of marine fuel cell power systems significantly by leveraging knowhow from existing on-shore and marine system integration activities. European supply chains for H2 fuel and FC system technologies are strengthened by networking through the project.
The consortium includes 13 European partners, with three ship owners Norled (NO), Future Proof Shipping (NL) and CFT (FR) (assisted by its support companies Sogestion (FR) and Sogestran (FR)); and the maritime OEM, integrator and design companies ABB (FI), SEAM (NO) and LMG Marine (NO & FR). World-leading fuel cell technology is provided by Ballard Europe (DK) and vessel energy monitoring and management by Pers-EE (FR). Management and dissemination activities are provided by VTT (FI) and Maritime CleanTech (NO), respectively.

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Net EU contribution
€ 609 868,25
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa

Participants (13)

BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS EUROPE AS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 1 230 250,00
Address
Majsmarken 1
9500 Hobro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 527 250,00
ABB OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 512 575,00
Address
Hiomotie 13
00381 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 219 675,00
Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
KONGSBERG MARITIME AS

Participation ended

Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Strandpromenaden 50
3183 Horten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Norge Agder og Sør-Østlandet Vestfold og Telemark
 
PERSEE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 154 043,75
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
12 Pl Fontaine
39130 Pont De Poitte
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 66 018,75
Region
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Franche-Comté Jura
 
NORLED AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 162 286,25
Address
Borehaugen 1
4004 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 69 551,25
Region
Norge Vestlandet Rogaland
 
MARITIME CLEANTECH
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 267 500,00
Address
Meatjonnsvegen 74
5412 Stord
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
 
Compagnie Fluviale de Transport
France
Net EU contribution
€ 421 437,50
Address
Rue Du Pont V 11
76600 Le Havre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 180 616,08
LMG MARIN AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 275 012,50
Address
Solheimsgaten 16B
5824 Bergen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 117 862,50
Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
 
LMG MARIN FRANCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 254 922,50
Address
32 Rue De Metz
31000 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 109 252,50
SEAM AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 281 358,00
Address
Husoyveien 31
4262 Avaldsnes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 120 582,00
Region
Norge Vestlandet Rogaland
 
SOGESTION
France
Net EU contribution
€ 302 487,50
Address
11 Rue Du Pont V
76600 Le Havre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 129 637,50
Region
Normandie Haute-Normandie Seine-Maritime
 
SOGESTRAN
France
Net EU contribution
€ 28 350,00
Address
11 Rue Du Pont V
76600 Le Havre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 12 150,00
Region
Normandie Haute-Normandie Seine-Maritime
 
FUTURE PROOF SHIPPING BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 499 887,50
Address
Kerkgracht 30
1354 AM Almere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 214 237,50
Region
Oost-Nederland Flevoland Flevoland