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Ultra Slow Ships

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

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/naval engineering/sea vessels

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2010-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

BUREAU VERITAS SA
Address
40-52 Boulevard Du Parc Immeuble Newtime
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
Address
Kvaternikova 62B
51000 Rijeka
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alan Klanac (Mr.)
CENTRE DE RECHERCHE POUR L'ARCHITECTURE ET L'INDUSTRIE NAUTIQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 165 382
Address
Rue Senac De Meilhan 52
17000 La Rochelle
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Philippe Pallu De La Barriere (Mr.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 218 340
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Birgitta Oscár (Ms.)
SOFARTSSTYRELSEN

Participation ended

Denmark
Address
Fjordvaenget 30
4220 Korsor
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jeppe Juhl (Mr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 256 200
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ib Misfeldt (Dr.)
Euronav Ship Management
France
EU contribution
€ 28 700
Address
Avenue Jacques Cartier Bat 1 Parc Heliopolis 1107
44800 Saint Herblain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maren Schroder (Ms.)
DNV GL SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 193 815
Address
Brooktorkai 18
20457 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Koopmann (Mr.)
SSPA SWEDEN AB.
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 298 207
Address
Chalmers Tvaergata 10
40022 Goeteborg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ann-Kristin Cederholm (Ms.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 151 980
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
J. Hans Van Vugt (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 335 222
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deborah Grieves (Ms.)
WARTSILA FINLAND OY

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Tarhaajantie 2
65380 Vaasa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juha Jokinen (Mr.)
WARTSILA NETHERLANDS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 208 159
Address
Hanzelaan 95
8017 JR Zwolle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leo De Vries (Mr.)
WINTERTHUR GAS & DIESEL AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 61 520
Address
Schutzenstrasse 1-3
8401 Winterthur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
German Weisser (Dr.)