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Breakthrough in European Ship and Shipbuilding Technologies

Objective

Initiated by EUROYARDS, BESST aims to achieve a breakthrough in competitiveness, environmentally friendliness and safety of EU built ships. Focusing on passenger ships, ferries and mega-yachts, the results will to a large extend be applicable also to other ships. A holistic life cycle performance assessment on ship level will guide the technical developments on system level, clustered in System Groups. The results will be integrated in 3 virtual show cases (ship concepts) demonstrating technical solutions as well as life cycle impact compared to current designs. Optimization tools will be developed and applied in a cooperative process proving feasibility, adaptability and efficiency to future commercial applications. The estimated overall impact of BESST will result in a reduction of life cycle cost of about 120 M€ per PanMax ship and a reduction of CO2 emissions by 12% per ship and year, just to mention a few key figures. The key areas of technical developments include: • Space Optimisation and Easy Maintenance • Improving Payload to Gross Tonnage Ratio • Cost Efficient Building Processes and Refurbishment • Improved Energy Efficiency and Reduced Emissions • Noise and Vibration • Improved Reliability through Model-Based Design and Condition Monitoring • Optimization of Logistic Chains • Improving Safety and Security The consortium is formed by 8 leading EU shipyards. A global market share of 96% for cruise ships and 31% for ferries ensures the critical mass for applications on EU level. In addition, 20 research institutes and universities, 5 classification societies and 31 ship equipment suppliers (17 of them SME) are part of the research network of BESST. Close interaction with ship operators will be achieved through a dedicated Advisory Group. A multi-level management structure, based on the experience of the shipyards in previous R&D and commercial projects, will ensure efficient and targeted work of the consortium to ensure the envisaged impact.
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Coordinator

FINCANTIERI SPA

Address

Via Genova 1
34121 Trieste

Italy

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 2 150 245,82

Administrative Contact

Luigi Matarazzo (Mr.)

Participants (68)

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BLOHM + VOSS NAVAL GMBH

Germany

MEYER WERFT GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 521 476

KOCKUMS AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 273 037,80

BALANCE TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 990 337

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 52 768

CS SYSTEMES D'INFORMATION SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 9 694

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 58 700

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 354 530

DNV GL AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 142 387

FORCE TECHNOLOGY

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 182 784

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 355 678

INGENIEURTECHNIK UND MASCHINENBAU GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 73 525

LABORATORIO DI SCIENZE DELLA CITTADINANZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 48 150

STICHTING MARITIEM RESEARCH INSTITUUT NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 48 750

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 284 925

SENER INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 137 217

RISE SICOMP AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 37 645

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 198 063

TECNICAS Y SERVICIOS DE INGENIERÍA, S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 87 696

TRUMPF LASER GMBH + CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 239 678

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 89 383,80

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 140 808

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 182 862

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 31 237,50

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 70 156,50

WARTSILA FINLAND OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 129 206

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 355 740

CENTER OF MARITIME TECHNOLOGIES EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 309 086

BLEKINGE TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 137 379

CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 54 420

GENESIS S. A.

France

EU Contribution

€ 239 473

TechnoFirst

France

EU Contribution

€ 185 313

BUREAU VERITAS - REGISTRE INTERNATIONAL DE CLASSIFICATION DE NAVIRES ET D'AERONEFS

France

EU Contribution

€ 99 545

CETENA S.p.A. Centro per gli Studi di Tecnica Navale

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 472 011

Future Shape GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 245 152

KEZIA SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 30 431,88

IMAWIS MARITIME WIRTSCHAFTS- UND SCHIFFBAUFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 61 741

Rhebergen Composites BV io

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 103 925

RINA S.p.A.

Italy

Safinah Limited

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 194 114

SCHWEISSTECHNISCHE LEHR- UND VERSUCHSANSTALT SLV MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 178 149

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 798 165

FUCHS Fördertechnik AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 75 810

GRAND PORT MARITIME DE NANTES SAINTNAZAIRE

France

EU Contribution

€ 13 050

DAMEN SCHELDE NAVAL SHIPBUILDING BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 137 215

SHIPBUILDERS AND SHIPREPAIRERS ASSOCIATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 29 880

C.T.M. AMBIENTE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 44 895

BECKER MARINE SYSTEMS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 47 000

PAULSTRA

France

EU Contribution

€ 241 570

01DB-METRAVIB SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 149 501

CHANTIERS DE L'ATLANTIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 045 046

EMDER WERFT UND DOCKBETRIEBE GMBH

Germany

Vulkan-DMR S.r.l.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 7 177,50

Esarc Hi-Tech srl

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 108 234

MEYER TURKU OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 392 224

SANITRADE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 22 500

UNIVERSITE DE NANTES

France

EU Contribution

€ 59 062

FRONIUS INTERNATIONAL GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 267 749

EMS PreCab GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 62 629

Lloyds Register ODS A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 99 388

Lödige Systems GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 61 002

Maritime Information Technologies | EUROPE GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 591 349

RINA SERVICES SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 27 499

DIGINEXT

France

EU Contribution

€ 415 125

DNV GL SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 176 592

THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTEMS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 852 147

KOPF SOLARSCHIFF GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 13 903,20

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE MARITIME

France

EU Contribution

€ 161 367

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 233980

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2009

  • End date

    28 February 2013

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 28 826 991,46

  • EU contribution

    € 17 457 500

Coordinated by:

FINCANTIERI SPA

Italy