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SHIPrepair to MAintain Transport which is Environmentally Sustainable (SHIPMATES)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 506606

  • Start date

    1 June 2004

  • End date

    31 May 2007

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 446 500

  • EU contribution

    € 2 150 000

Coordinated by:

SHIPBUILDERS AND SHIPREPAIRERS ASSOCIATION

United Kingdom

Objective

There are 400 repair yards in Europe working on more than a purely local level. This was established in a database development exercise as part of the FP4 SYRIOS project. Direct employment is some 40,000, plus substantial numbers of specialist subcontractors. Most yards are small and medium enterprises, (SME).

As an activity, repair and conversion has more of the characteristics of a service industry than manufacturing. Relative to shipbuilding, it is high volume, rapid turn around and highly unpredictable.

This project is important in Its structure because it is driven by the industry identifying its problems and requirements, and the academic community being involved to help devise solutions.

The Work Packages in the proposal are intended to provide a clear understanding of best practice in the sector and to map and to simulate the range of repair and conversion yard activities, with the exception of the painting and coating range of activities, covered in the separate but related SHIP-RECOAT proposal.

Then, three Work Packages will run simultaneously, seeking to improve the steel cutting and joining processes relevant to repair yards; improving the processes of repair and replacement of cabling and pipe work; and establishing a controlled process for converting/retrofitting ships to make their operation more environmentally friendly. The totality of the work\in these three Work Programmes, added to what is done in WP2, will be used in a package devoted to devising ways in which ship breaking can be carried out in Europe irì a safe, environmentally friendly and economically efficient way.

The project, led as it is by the AWES (European Shipbuilders and Ship repairers Association) Group on Ship repair, is emphasising the accessibility to industry of the results of the research work to be done. The AWES Group itself will take prime responsibility in the project for dissemination of project results.

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Coordinator

SHIPBUILDERS AND SHIPREPAIRERS ASSOCIATION

Address

Marine House, Meadlake Place,Thorpe Lea Road
Egham,Surrey

United Kingdom

Participants (11)

A&P TYNE LTD

United Kingdom

BIURO INZYNIERSKIE EUR ING JERZY BERNATOWICZ

Poland

CETENA S.P.A. CENTRO PER GLI STUDI TECNICA NAVALE

Italy

FINCANTIERI - CANTIERI NAVALI ITALIANI SPA

Italy

LISNAVE - ESTALEIROS NAVAIS SA

Portugal

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO.

Portugal

UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS

Greece

UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

BIURO PROJEKTOWANIA STATKOW PN CHOREN DESIGN & CONSULTING

Poland

ESTALEIROS NAVAIS DE VIANA DO CASTELO S.A.

Portugal

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 506606

  • Start date

    1 June 2004

  • End date

    31 May 2007

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 446 500

  • EU contribution

    € 2 150 000

Coordinated by:

SHIPBUILDERS AND SHIPREPAIRERS ASSOCIATION

United Kingdom