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Ultra Slow Ships

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 266030

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2011

  • End date

    31 December 2013

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 719 626,26

  • EU contribution

    € 2 603 578

Coordinated by:

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

France

Objective

With climate change coming to the forefront of society’s perception, there is increasing pressure on all industries to CO2 emissions through increased efficiency and the maritime industry is no exception. The objective of ULYSSES is to demonstrate, through a combination of ultra slow speeds and complementary technologies, that the efficiency of the world fleet can be increased to a point where the following CO2 targets are met :
• Before 2020, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30% compared to 1990 levels.
• Beyond 2050, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% compared to 1990 levels.

ULYSSES focuses on bulk carriers and tankers as these ship types produce 60% of the CO2 from ocean-going vessels . As bulk carriers and tankers are reasonably similar in design and operation, it is felt that investigating these ships will give the best value for money in terms of potential impact of the project. Additionally, it is more technically challenging to reduce the speed of these ship types as they are relatively slow speed already and therefore it is expected that directional stability and other seakeeping issues will arise. However, the results of the project will be directly transferable to other ship types.
To achieve these goals, it is expected that the target speeds will be:

• Phase I - Existing vessel in 2020: ~10 knots
• Phase II - New vessel built in 2020: ~7.5 knots
• Phase III - New vessel built in 2050: ~5 knots

Coordinator

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

Address

Boulevard Du Chateau 67-71
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine

France

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 435 695

Administrative Contact

Pierre Maurier (Mr.)

Participants (13)

ALVEUS DOO ZA SAVJETOVANJE I INZENJERING

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 250 358

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE POUR L'ARCHITECTURE ET L'INDUSTRIE NAUTIQUES

France

EU Contribution

€ 165 382

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 218 340

SOFARTSSTYRELSEN

Denmark

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 256 200

Euronav Ship Management

France

EU Contribution

€ 28 700

DNV GL SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 193 815

SSPA SWEDEN AB.

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 298 207

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 151 980

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 335 222

WARTSILA FINLAND OY

Finland

WAERTSILA NETHERLANDS B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 208 159

WINTERTHUR GAS & DIESEL AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 61 520

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 266030

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2011

  • End date

    31 December 2013

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 719 626,26

  • EU contribution

    € 2 603 578

Coordinated by:

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

France