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Autonomous Shipping Initiative for European Waters

Autonomous Shipping Initiative for European Waters

Objective

While the shipbuilding market has been advantaging Asian lower-cost manufacturing in the last decades, AUTOSHIP will build around two EU industrial market and leading technology providers, such as Rolls Royce and Kongsberg, to create a stronger European cluster able to thrust a market worth Billions of Euros in the next decade, bringing new high-skilled jobs and a safer and greener transport in Europe.
AUTOSHIP will build and operate 2 R&A vessels and their needed shore control and operation infrastructure, reaching and going over TRL7. Testing will take place during two pilot demonstration campaigns addressing goods mobility from the Baltic Corridor to a major EU seaport and hinterland, which are most relevant areas with growing waterborne transport market demand in EU.
Doing so, it will speed-up the Next Generation of Autonomous Ships, by demonstrating in real environment Short Sea Shipping and Inland Water Ways autonomous vessels. The technology package will include full-autonomous navigation, self-diagnostic, prognostics and operation scheduling, as well as communication technology enabling a prominent level of cyber security and integrating the vessels into upgraded e-infrastructure. In parallel, digital tools and methodologies for design, simulation and cost analysis will be developed for the whole community of autonomous ships.
AUTOSHIP will help ship operators/owners to improve the economy of scale of their investments, to effectively gain competitiveness and renew their fleets, making them more competitive to replace road transport.
The project’s ambitions will leverage on advanced KETs, solid industrial, investment and business worldwide, participation in all major stakeholders’ organisations. The high ambition is to deliver the technology on the market in 5 years boosting ocean and intercontinental unmanned shipping. It is an ambition with a solid base in the involved value-chain and in the financial and commercial commitment discussed in this proposal.

Coordinator

CIAOTECH Srl

Address

Via Palestrina 25
00189 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 511 875

Participants (10)

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KONGSBERG MARITIME CM AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 8 460 954,25

KONGSBERG MARITIME AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 2 731 610

KONGSBERG DIGITAL AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 3 202 272,50

KONGSBERG NORCONTROL AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 789 425

SINTEF OCEAN AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 1 550 000

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 894 093,75

UPM-KYMMENE OYJ

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 924 618,63

BLUE LINE LOGISTICS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 731 010

BUREAU VERITAS MARINE & OFFSHORE REGISTRE INTERNATIONAL DE CLASSIFICATION DE NAVIRES ET DE PLATEFORMES OFFSHORE

France

EU Contribution

€ 177 625

DE VLAAMSE WATERWEG

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 135 625

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 815012

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2019

  • End date

    30 November 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 27 679 830

  • EU contribution

    € 20 109 109,13

Coordinated by:

CIAOTECH Srl

Italy