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High-tensile steel 690 in fast ship structures

High-tensile steel 690 in fast ship structures

Objective

The objective of the project is to pave the way for the realisation of a new generation of fast (50kn), large (>160 m), cost efficient and safe ships (monohulls) based on high-tensile steel with yield strength of 690 MPa. Specific objectives/targets - vital for the European shipbuilding industry (= 200.000 employees) - are:
a. Develop/design new structural concepts (higher valued ships) apt for HTS690;
b. Reduce ship weight by 40%;
c. Reduce building costs by 20%;
d. Reduce building time of the hull by 15-20%;
e. Improve fuel efficiency;
f. Reduce of emissions (CO2) by 15%;
g. Increase efficiency and decrease operating costs by 30-40%;
h. Improve new manufacturing techniques (laser welding, bonding);
j. Introduce new maintenance, inspection and corrosion protection systems.

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Coordinator

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO

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5,Schoemakerstraat, 97
2600 Aa Delft

Netherlands

Administrative Contact

Jan DEKKER (Engineer)

Participants (11)

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AF-INDUSTRITEKNIK AB

Sweden

AG DER DILLINGER HÜTTE

Germany

ALSTOM - CHANTIERS DE L'ATLANTIQUE S.A.

France

BUREAU VERITAS S.A.

France

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB*

Sweden

FLENSBURGER SCHIFFSBAU-GESELLSCHAFT MBH & CO KG

Germany

GERMANISCHER LLOYD AG

Germany

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

LISNAVE - ESTALEIROS NAVAIS SA

Portugal

ROYAL SCHELDE B.V.

Netherlands

VAN DER GIESSEN - DE NOORD SHIPBUILDING DIVISION B.V.

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G3RD-CT-2000-00100

  • Start date

    1 April 2000

  • End date

    30 June 2004

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 233 160

  • EU contribution

    € 1 800 000

Coordinated by:

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO

Netherlands