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Strategic Research For Innovative Marine Propulsion Concepts

Strategic Research For Innovative Marine Propulsion Concepts

Objective

Increasing environmental concerns and soaring oil prices are creating a new focus on fuel efficiency for the marine industry. Combining low emissions with demands for more advanced vessels than ever before drives the need for radically new propulsion concepts delivering a step-change in efficiency. STREAMLINE is the response of the marine community to this demand that will be addressed through four key objectives. The first objective of STREAMLINE is to demonstrate radically new propulsion concepts delivering an increase in efficiency of at least 15% over current state-of-the-art. The concepts will be designed for maximisation of energy conversion combined with low levels of cavitation, noise and vibration. The research will look at novel applications of large area propulsion, a biomechanical system and distributed thrust (via multiple propulsors). As its second objective, STREAMLINE will investigate methods to fully optimise current SoA systems including conventional screw propeller systems, pods and waterjets. The key here is exploitation of new CFD methods to pursue improvements without dramatic vessel configuration changes. The third objective of STREAMLINE is to develop advanced CFD tools and methods to optimise the hydrodynamic performance of the new propulsion concepts, particularly by analysis of integrated hull and propulsor. Finally, STREAMLINE will characterise the operational, economic and classification aspects of each of the new propulsion concepts. STREAMLINE will demonstrate solutions for a wide range of applications. Short sea shipping and inland waterway operation will be focussed on specifically, as they are identified as key components of transport that can provide a means of coping with the growing congestion of road and rail infrastructure and tackling air pollution. The STREAMLINE consortium, led by Rolls-Royce, is made up of 30 partners from 8 Countries, providing world leading expertise and capability from the EU marine Industry.
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Coordinator

ROLLS-ROYCE POWER ENGINEERING PLC

Address

Moor Lane
De24 8bj Derby

United Kingdom

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 279 555

Administrative Contact

Paul Robert Greaves (Mr.)

Participants (22)

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Rolls-Royce AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 270 044

Walvisstaart BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 549 625

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 980 784

ENTWICKLUNGSZENTRUM FUR SCHIFFSTECHNIK UND TRANSPORTSYSTEME EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 366 429

STICHTING MARITIEM RESEARCH INSTITUUT NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 252 705

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 735 363

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 571 194

HAMBURGISCHE SCHIFFBAU-VERSUCHSANSTALT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 526 391

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 295 790

LLOYD'S REGISTER EMEA IPS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 44 488

SSPA SWEDEN AB.

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 849 324

Stena Rederi AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 22 800

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 140 916

ARTTIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 307 749

KONGSBERG MARITIME CM AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 91 464

ROLLS-ROYCE PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 91 080

SCITEK CONSULTANTS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 226 923

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 154 547

ZF MARINE KRIMPEN BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 43 577

CENTRUM TECHNIKI OKRETOWEJ SA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 120 286

Wilhelmsen Marine Consultants

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 25 200

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE PER STUDI ED ESPERIENZE DI ARCHITETTURA NAVALE

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 233896

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2010

  • End date

    28 February 2014

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 905 432,34

  • EU contribution

    € 7 946 234

Coordinated by:

ROLLS-ROYCE POWER ENGINEERING PLC

United Kingdom

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