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Engineering, production and life‐cycle management for the complete construction of large‐length FIBRE‐based SHIPs

FIBRESHIP

Engineering, production and life‐cycle management for the complete construction of large‐length FIBRE‐based SHIPs

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Objectives: 

The main objective of the FIBRESHIP project is to create a new EU-market to build complete large-length ships in FRP (Fibre-Reinforced Polymers) enabling its massive application. In order to achieve this objective, the project will develop, identify and qualify FRP materials for different applications in particular for long-term structural strength and fire resistance. In addition to this, its massive application also requires elaborating innovative design procedures and guidelines supported on new validated software analysis tools. Standardized efficient production methodologies will be implemented and demonstrated by delivering a proof of concept. Clear performance indicators will be designed and applied in the evaluation of three targeted vessels categories (container ship, ferry and fishing research vessel) to be developed within the project.

The project will also analyze the life cycle cost benefits of incorporating FRP materials in large-length ships, developing a business plan for the different actors in the value chain. The business plan will cover the different phases of the life cycle from design, engineering, material production and shipbuilding to the final dismantling of the vessel.

The use of FRP materials in large-length ships will imply a significant weight reduction (about 30%) and a relevant impact in fuel saving, ship stability, environmental impact (reducing greenhouse gas emissions and underwater noise), and increase of cargo capacity. On the other hand, FRP materials are immune to corrosion and have a better performance under fatigue type loads, what means better life performance and reduced maintenance costs.

The mid-term impact is estimated in about 5% of the total shipbuilding market in Europe (turnover about €2.0Bn), and it is envisaged a long-term impact of up to 54,000 new direct jobs. Furthermore, it is estimated that the European shipping companies could deduct up to €1Bn/year cost with the adoption of the proposed FRP shipbuilding technology.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Tecnicas Y Servicios De Ingeniería, S.l.

Address: 
Avda Pio Xii
28016 Madrid
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€866,688
Partner Organisations: 

Instituto Espanol De Oceanografia

Address: 
Corazon De Maria 8
28002 Madrid
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€111,375

Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Registre International De Classification De Navires Et De Plateformes Offshore

Address: 
8 COURS DU TRIANGLE
92800 PUTEAUX
France
EU Contribution: 
€275,625

Ixblue

Address: 
34 RUE DE LA CROIX DE FER
78100 SAINT GERMAIN EN LAYE
France
EU Contribution: 
€1,293,688

Navrom Shipyard Srl

Address: 
Strada Portului 54
800211 Galati
Romania
EU Contribution: 
€210,000

Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus Vtt

Address: 
TEKNIIKANTIE 4 A
02044 VTT ESPOO
Finland
EU Contribution: 
€792,643

Tuco Yacht Værft Aps

Address: 
KROGSBJERGVEJ 2
5600 FAABORG
Denmark
EU Contribution: 
€437,220

Danaos Shipping Company Limited

Address: 
Christaki Kompou 3
3300 Limassol
Cyprus
EU Contribution: 
€337,750

Compass Ingenieria Y Sistemas Sa

Address: 
CARRER DE TUSET 8 7 2
08006 BARCELONA
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€721,088

University Of Limerick

Address: 
University of Lemerick
N/A
LIMERICK
Ireland
EU Contribution: 
€722,801

Foinikas Shipping Company Ne

Address: 
Irodou Attikou 12A
15124 Maroussi Athina
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€157,413

Fundacion Centro Tecnologico Soermar

Address: 
Avenida Cardenal Herrera Oria 57
28034 Madrid
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€382,563

Rina S.p.a.

Address: 
Via Corsica 12
16128 Genova
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€237,125

Centre Internacional De Metodes Numerics En L'enginyeria'

Address: 
C/ GRAN CAPITÀ, S/N; EDIFICIO C-1; CAMPUS NORTE UPC
8034 BARCELONA
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€971,150

Ateknea Solutions Europe, S.l

Address: 
C/ VICTOR PRADERA 45
08940 BARCELONA
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€205,420

Lloyd' S Register

Address: 
71 Fenchurch Street
LONDON
EC3M 4BS
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€170,590

Anonymos Naftiliaki Etaireia Kritis

Address: 
Karamanlis Avenue
73100 Chania
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€162,138

Twi Limited

Address: 
Granta Park Great Abington
Cambridge
CB1 6AL
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€811,049
Technologies: 
Development phase: