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Environmentally friendly coatings for ship building and ships in operation (ECODOCK)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 506491

  • Start date

    1 February 2004

  • End date

    30 April 2007

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 994 387

  • EU contribution

    € 1 874 000

Coordinated by:

MEYER WERFT GMBH

Germany

Objective

For marine coating the overall environmental equation depends significantly on decisions taken in the ship pre-production and production phase. Today these decisions are mainly based on economic factors. The GreenDock project will identify elements of new building coating costs which influence the optimum solution through life. The GreenDock starting point is the fact that maintaining costs for ships are increasing as a result of increasing legislation and regulation. Average cost for applying paint at new building can be less than $1.50/sqm but up to $50/sqm to repair it through vessel life. The project's aim is to evaluate how the coating performance can be improved thus saving considerable money through life. The overall objectives of GreenDock are: - improve the performance of marine coatings during the ship lifetime - reduce environmental impact of marine coatings during the ship life cycle; to provide independent assessment of marine coating systems with regard to economy, technical performance, environmental influence, health and safety conditions - establish a European communication platform to stimulate the information exchange of all parties involved - speed up the application of advanced environmentally friendly materials and production processes in ship new building, repair and operation. For EU shipbuilding the following ship areas have been identified as important and are in focus of GreenDock: - corrosion protection in ballast tanks - antifouling at underwater areas - visual impression of the superstructure The research is performed by 3 yards (cruise liner, container ships and a repair yard), 4 RTD institutes, a classification society and a paint consultant. The results will fill a gap in the market, to provide the ship owners with an independent data source on selecting the right generic product type for their needs while understanding the yard implications'

Coordinator

MEYER WERFT GMBH

Address

Industriegebiet Sued
Papenburg

Germany

Participants (9)

ODENSE STEELSHIPYARD LTD

Denmark

BLOHM + VOSS REPAIR GMBH

Germany

DET NORSKE VERITAS AS

Norway

SAFINAH LTD

United Kingdom

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

NEWCASTLE PRIMARY CARE TRUST

United Kingdom

SYNPO, AKCIOVA SPOLECNOST

Czechia

JAFO TECHNOLOGIE ZWEIGNIEDERLASSUNG DER BLOJM + VOSS INTERNATIONAL GMBH

Germany

CENTER OF MARINE TECHNOLOGIES E.V.

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 506491

  • Start date

    1 February 2004

  • End date

    30 April 2007

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 994 387

  • EU contribution

    € 1 874 000

Coordinated by:

MEYER WERFT GMBH

Germany