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Energy efficient safe innovative fast ships and vessels

Objective

Utilising innovative unconventional air-cushion/air-lubrication techniques in combination with approved catamaran hull configuration, EFFISES set project goals beyond EU-level in most of KA's, for improvements in fuel and hull efficiency, improved performance, reduced emissions, wash/ wake and other environmental aspects. The consortium base the demanding project requirements and goals on resonantly conducted scientifical pre-studies/tests showing remarkable improvements over conventional hulls. Contradictory to most fast vessel developments EFFISES will use new technology with significantly higher potential for development and optimisation. Development of innovative propulsion and lifting fan /"air-management" systems, as well as new design tools - virtual reality (VR) and advanced CFD - will be included. Human / learning aspects will be addressed through innovative VR-programs. Thirteen partners from nine European countries, leading names alongside SME's will contribute to achieve a breakthrough in fast passenger and cargo ship designs.

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Coordinator

S.E.S. Europe AS

Address

Thor Dahls Gt 1a
3210 Sandefjord

Norway

Administrative Contact

Ulf Stephen TUDEM (Mr)

Participants (10)

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DET NORSKE VERITAS A/S

Norway

ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL LTD

Ireland

FLAEKT WOODS LIMITED

United Kingdom

KATAMARAN KONSTRUKTIONS GMBH

Austria

LUND, MOHR & GIAEVER - ENGER MARIN AS

Norway

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS*ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION

Greece

NAVANTIA SA

Spain

SSPA MARITIME CONSULTING AB

Sweden

TWIN DISC SRL

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G3RD-CT-2000-00359

  • Start date

    1 March 2001

  • End date

    31 October 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 680 864

  • EU contribution

    € 2 143 417

Coordinated by:

S.E.S. Europe AS

Norway

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