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Optimal design and implementation of azimything pods for a safe and efficient propulsion ships (OPTIPOD)

Objective

Azimuthing pods are now used for the propulsion of large passenger vessels, for many reasons:
- global efficiency,
- manoeuvring performances,
- improvements in design and building of the vessel,
- industrial competitivity, etc.
Up to now it is mainly a European business, giving some technical and economic lead to companies involved in this market. The extension of such pods to many other types of ships will be effective within few years. It is then time to study all the consequences of the selection of azimuthing pods on design and operation of the ships, and also on safety and environment.
The OPTIPOD consortium includes partners of all types connected with design, building and operation of azimuthing pods and podded-drive ships. The objective is to produce design and operation guidelines, and to support the development of pods with a full control of all consequences. The study is divided into Work Packages covering the complementary aspects, and the work is shared between partners in line with their facilities and know-how. The industrial aspects and the exploitation perspectives are the main priorities.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ALSTOM - CHANTIERS DE L'ATLANTIQUE S.A.
Address
Avenue Bourdelle
44608 Saint-nazaire
France

Participants (13)

COLOR LINE MARINE AS
Norway
Address
Leif Weldingsvei 6
Sandefjord
DELTAMARIN LTD
Finland
Address
2,Purokatu 1
21200 Raisio
HAMBURGISCHE SCHIFFBAU-VERSUCHSANSTALT GMBH
Germany
Address
164,Bramfelder Strasse 164
22305 Hamburg
KOCKUMS ENGINEERING AB
Sweden
Address

20555 Malmoe
ROLLS-ROYCE AB
Sweden
Address
Varnumsleden 5
681 29 Kristinehamn
SHIP DESIGN AND RESEARCH CENTRE SA
Poland
Address
Waly Piastowskie, 1
80 958 Gdansk
SIREHNA - SOCIÉTÉ D'INGÉNIÉRIE, DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES EN HYDRODYNAMIQUE NAVALE SA
France
Address
Rue De La Noe 1, Immeuble Atlanpole
44321 Nantes
SSPA MARITIME CONSULTING AB
Sweden
Address
Chalmers Tvsrgata 10
400 22 Goeteborg
STOCZNIA GDYNIA SA
Poland
Address
Czechoslowacka Str.3
81 969 Gdynia
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
3,Kemistintie 3
02044 Espoo
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Address

NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Address
48,North Portland Street 48 Colville Building 8
G1 1XM Glasgow
VIKING LINE ASP
Finland
Address
Norragatan, 4
22101 Maiehamn