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Safety and reliability of podded propulsors under service conditions (PODS IN SERVICE)

Objective

Podded Propulsors for ships offer significant economic, safety and environmental advantages but their behaviour in service conditions i.e.in extreme weather, emergency manoeuvres and due to long term loading, is yet unknown. This project is aiming at the development of design, engineering and certification methods for extreme, fatigue and incident loads in pods and ship. To this end an extensive full scale monitoring campaign onboard three ships will be conducted during their operations. The measured loads together with laboratory research on specific cases will be used to develop and validate the load calculation models methods and standards. These results will be implemented in the design, engineering and certification by the involved pod manufactures, yards and classification societies.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

MARITIME RESEARCH INSTITUTE NETHERLANDS
Address
Haagsteeg 2
6700 AA Wageningen
Netherlands

Participants (9)

ABB INDUSTRY OY
Finland
Address
Strömbergintie 1
00381 Helsinki
ALSTOM - CHANTIERS DE L'ATLANTIQUE S.A.
France
Address
Avenue Bourdelle
44608 Saint-nazaire
AMERICAN BUREAU OF SHIPPING - EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Frying Pan Alley 1, Abs House
E1 7HR London
DET NORSKE VERITAS N.V.
Belgium
Address
Amsterdamstraat 18
2000 Anvers /Antwerpen
GERMANISCHER LLOYD AG
Germany
Address
Vorsetzen 32
20459 Hamburg
JOS. L. MEYER GMBH
Germany
Address
Industriegebiet Sued
26855 Papenburg
LLOYD'S REGISTER OF SHIPPING
United Kingdom
Address
Wellesley Road 29, Lloyd's Register House
CR0 2AJ Croydon
ROLLS-ROYCE AB
Sweden
Address
Varnumsleden 5
681 29 Kristinehamn
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
3,Kemistintie 3
02044 Espoo