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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.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

ROLLS-ROYCE POWER ENGINEERING PLC
Address
Moor Lane
DE24 8BJ Derby
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 279 555
Administrative Contact
Paul Robert Greaves (Mr.)

Participants (22)

KONGSBERG MARITIME SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 270 044
Address
Batbyggarevagen 1
681 29 Kristinehamn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrik Kron (Mr.)
Walvisstaart BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 549 625
Address
Scheepmakerij 150
3331 MA Zwijndrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joop Elias (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 980 784
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Enrico De Bernardis (Dr.)
ENTWICKLUNGSZENTRUM FUR SCHIFFSTECHNIK UND TRANSPORTSYSTEME EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 366 429
Address
Oststrasse 77
47057 Duisburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Heike Fischer (Ms.)
STICHTING MARITIEM RESEARCH INSTITUUT NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 252 705
Address
Haagsteeg 2
6708 PM Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Henk Prins (Dr.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 735 363
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Birgitta Oscár (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 571 194
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Florence Morineau (Ms.)
HAMBURGISCHE SCHIFFBAU-VERSUCHSANSTALT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 526 391
Address
Bramfelder Strasse 164
22305 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Imke Michelsen (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 295 790
Address
Am Schwarzenberg Campus 1
21073 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monica Schofield (Ms.)
LLOYD'S REGISTER EMEA IPS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 44 488
Address
Fenchurch Street 71
EC3M 4BS London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jennifer Wellard (Ms.)
SSPA SWEDEN AB.
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 849 324
Address
Chalmers Tvaergata 10
40022 Goeteborg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ann-Kristin Cederholm (Ms.)
Stena Rederi AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 22 800
Address
Masthuggsterminalen
405 19 Gothenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harry Robertsson (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 140 916
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicola Place (Ms.)
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 307 749
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Papon (Dr.)
KONGSBERG MARITIME CM AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 91 464
Address
Borgundvegen 340
6009 Alesund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Per Egil Vedlog (Mr.)
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 91 080
Address
Kings Place 90 York Way
N1 9FX London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dave Bone (Mr.)
SCITEK CONSULTANTS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 226 923
Address
10 Stadium Business Court, Millennium Way Pride Pa
DE24 8HP Derby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marios Christodoulou (Dr.)
TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 154 547
Address
Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mattias Liefvendahl (Dr.)
ZF MARINE KRIMPEN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 43 577
Address
Zaag 27
2931LD Krimpen Aan De Lek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bart Petrus Maria Van Den Broek (Mr.)
CENTRUM TECHNIKI OKRETOWEJ SA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 120 286
Address
Ul Szczecinska 65
80 392 Gdansk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Danuta Kowalska (Ms.)
Wilhelmsen Marine Consultants
Norway
EU contribution
€ 25 200
Address
Strandveien 20
1366 Lysaker
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Per Brinchmann (Mr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE PER STUDI ED ESPERIENZE DI ARCHITETTURA NAVALE

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Via Di Vallerano 139
00128 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Enrico De Bernardis (Dr.)