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Fast ship applications for pod drives (FASTPOD)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G3RD-CT-2002-00822

  • Start date

    1 October 2002

  • End date

    30 September 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 972 849

  • EU contribution

    € 2 400 505

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

Objective

Recent years have been witnessing a tremendous increase in the volume of large & fast sea transportation and electric driven azimuthing pod-propulsors with precise handling. While the "large & fast commercial ships" and "azimuthing pod drives" have been the most promising solitary EU grown technologies. There has been no attempt to combine these concepts to take further advantage of the prospect-combined technology. The main objective of FASTPOD project is to develop a new design technology to exploit the benefits that can be offered by electric padded drives on commercial large and fast ships in an efficient, safe and environmentally friendly manner. It is expected that the developed technology will provide basis to increase the competitiveness of the EU maritime industries further, as well as improving the efficiency and quality of marine transportation. The project objectives will be achieved in demonstrating the potential of the proposed technology through a number of design case studies for different ship types involving fast Ro-pax, containership and advanced high- speed craft, using numerical and experimental techniques. The main output of the project will be the critical assessment of this design technology and recommendations for its effective implementation

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

Address

.,Ridley Building
Ne1 7ru Newcastle Upon Tyne

United Kingdom

Participants (16)

ALSTOM - CHANTIERS DE L'ATLANTIQUE S.A.

France

BAE SYSTEMS MARINE LTD

United Kingdom

CENTRUM TECHNIKI OKRETOWEJ SA*

Poland

DELTAMARIN LTD

Finland

FINCANTIERI - CANTIERI NAVALI ITALIANI SPA

Italy

HAMBURGISCHE SCHIFFBAU-VERSUCHSANSTALT GMBH

Germany

LLOYD'S REGISTER OF SHIPPING

United Kingdom

PRINCIPIA MARINE S.A.

France

SSPA SWEDEN AB.

Sweden

STENA REDERI AB

Sweden

STOCZNIA GDYNIA SA

Poland

STOCZNIA SZCZECINSKA NOWA SP Z.O.O

Poland

TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND

Finland

TECHNICATOME SA

France

THE ITALIAN SHIP RESEARCH CENTRE

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G3RD-CT-2002-00822

  • Start date

    1 October 2002

  • End date

    30 September 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 972 849

  • EU contribution

    € 2 400 505

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom