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Lean innovative connected vessels

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€7 808 691
EU Contribution
€6 343 600
Project website
Project Acronym
LINCOLN
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport mode
Waterborne icon
Transport policies
Safety/Security,
Digitalisation
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-BG-2016-1
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

LINCOLN presents three new concepts of added-value specialized vessels able to run requested services for several maritime sectors in the most effective, efficient, economic valuable and eco-friendly way.

LINCOLN will develop three types of completely new vessels concepts at TRL5, through dynamic simulation model testing.

  1. The first is a Multi-platform Catamaran to serve as service crew vessel and Multipurpose survey vessel, optimized for Ocean energy and Aquaculture. It will develop a new people transfer system, able to improve safety during people transfer, it will have reduced operations costs and will be eco-friendly.
  2. The second is a Module Based High Speed Patrol Boat Platform, that is reconfigurable to adapt to the different operational requirements of Patrol and Security operators. Here LINCOLN will develop one platform, where different vessels can be designed for several markets, built as series production at low cost and it will enable the new “Vessel as a Service” business model.
  3. The third one is an Emergency Response and Recovery Vessels series for Coastal Rescue activities, with integrated electronics, IoT connectivity and an enhanced and low cost Integrated Dynamic Position System, which will help rescue operators during their activities and enhancing safety and security.

All the three vessels will share the same design methodology. In fact, LINCOLN will be also a success story for the use of innovative design methodologies and tools in the marine sector. It will use:

  • a lean fact based design model approach, which combines real operative data at sea with lean methodology, to support the development and implementation of the vessel concepts;
  • IT customized tools to enable the acquisition and usage of field data, coming from an IoT platform;
  • High Performance Computing Simulation.

This new design approach will be demonstrated with the three vessels designed and delivered in the project and disseminated to bring back EU yards to the edge of innovation.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.2.5.
Other Programme
BG-02-2016-2017 High value-added specialised vessel concepts enabling more efficient servicing of emerging coastal and offshore activities

Results

Periodic Reporting for period 2 - LINCOLN (Lean innovative connected vessels)

The global challenges, such as climate changes, green energy, food security, people safety and migrants mobility, and the new technological developments are reshaping the European economy, affecting the usage of the marine space as well. In the last decades, new business activities were born along the European sea coasts, such as aquaculture and renewable energy, beside the intensification of more traditional ones, like blue tourism, surveying, emergency and recovery response. This marine business diversification brings new activities and requires specialized operations and then the maritime industry is challenged to develop innovative vessels able to work in a more and more efficient, cost effective and specialized way to satisfy the above business needs. LINCOLN project demonstrates how this new market demand of the maritime sector can be satisfied through an integrated approach among the technological enhancements in the vessels equipment and ICT sector, a new design & shipbuilding proposition and the vessel life cycle perspective adoption. This adds high value not only to the vessels in themselves, but to the whole shipbuilding industry and its value chain.

LINCOLN project vision is to develop three new added value vessels with innovative on board equipment, using lean design methodology and IoT solutions, able to be used in diverse maritime coastal activities and sectors in an efficient and sustainable way. The new developed vessels are:

• A multi-platform catamaran to serve as Service crew vessel and Multipurpose survey vessel, with hybrid propulsion and innovative people transfer system

• A design and production module based high-speed patrol boat platform, with its first vessel release

• An Emergency Response and Recovery Vessel (ERRV), with a low cost dynamic positioning system.

These vessels represent three highly focused costal activities and takes in account all the main seas around Europe (Atlantic Ocean, North Sea, Mediterranean).

They have been designed according to the lean fact based design approach, reported in figure 1.

LINCOLN has developed and applyed lean design tools (KbeML – Knowledge Based Engineering Modelling Language) and methodologies (SBCE – Set Based Concurrent Engineering), taking care of sustainability of the whole process, from environmental (LCA - Life Cycle Assessment) and financial (LCC - Life Cycle Cost) point of view and adopting digital solutions, through an integrated IoT (Internet of Things) platform, able to provide knowledge and future services to the maritime sector actors. In detail, the IoT platform consists of a physical part made of dedicated black boxes (also called edge gateway), the UMG (Universal Marine Gateway) black box for vessel prototypes and the MG (Marine Gateway) for commercial versions, hosting sensors and connected to other vessels systems, like the on-board weather station Portweather, able to provide short time weather forecast locally. The data gathered by the sensors are then collected and sent to a cloud system, where they are analysed and processed through specific algorithms. The generated information is published through a web interface to different end-users categories, like designers, shipbuilders, suppliers, maintenance companies, etc. Moreover, the platform includes a semi-automated virtual towing tank, based on HPC (High Performance Computing) and named LincoSim, where the designers can simulate the hull behaviour in different conditions, fastening the design choices.

The benefits of the LINCOLN IoT platform are not just limited to the design and shipbuilding phases of the vessels, but they can also be extended to the operational life of the vessels, enabling new after sales services in the maritime sector. Figure 2 shows the whole LINCOLN project approach.

 

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Politecnico Di Milano
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€682 770
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Inventas Kristiansand As
Address
KONGENS GATE 29, 4610 KRISTIANSAND S, Norway
EU Contribution
€248 106
Organisation
Aresa Marine Sl
Address
CALLE MOLL DEL PORTINYOL S/N EDIFICIO ARESA ZONA PORTUARIA, 08350 BARCELONA, Spain
EU Contribution
€332 290
Organisation
Holonix Srl
Address
CORSO ITALIA 8, 20821 MEDA (MB), Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€523 688
Organisation
Biba - Bremer Institut Fuer Produktion Und Logistik Gmbh
Address
HOCHSCHULRING 20, 28359 BREMEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€557 296
Organisation
Toi Srl
Address
LARGO PADRE RENZO SPADONI SNC, 56126 PISA PI, Italy
EU Contribution
€367 063
Organisation
Stiftelsen Sintef
Address
Strindveien, 7034 Trondheim, Norway
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€187 896
Organisation
Hubstract Srl
Address
VIA PONTE A PIGLIERI 8, 56121 PISA PI, Italy
EU Contribution
€138 250
Organisation
Center For Technology Research Andinnovation (Cetri) Ltd
Address
77, John Kennedy Avenue, 1077 Nicosia, Cyprus
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€250 688
Organisation
Hydrolift As
Address
MOSSEVEIEN 53, 1610 FREDRIKSTAD, Norway
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€505 750
Organisation
Sintef
Address
Strindveien 4, 7034 TRONDHEIM, Norway
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€275 486
Organisation
Balance Technology Consulting
Address
Contrescarpe 33, 28203 BREMEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€241 063
Organisation
Techno Pro Hispania Srl
Address
CALLE REAL NUM 37 COMPLEM LOS BARREROS, 30310 CARTAGENA MURCIA, Spain
EU Contribution
€537 688
Organisation
Souper Toys Skafi Epe
Address
AGION PANTON AND AGIOY SOTIROS, 194 00 KOROPI, Greece
EU Contribution
€273 963
Organisation
Asociacion Centro Tecnologico Naval Y Del Mar
Address
CTRA EL ESTRECHO LOBOSILLO KM 2 PARQUE TECNOLOGICO DE FUENTE ALAMO, 30320 FUENTE ALAMO MURCIA, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€559 955
Organisation
Cineca Consorzio Interuniversitario
Address
VIA MAGNANELLI 6/3, 40033 CASALECCHIO DI RENO BO, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€388 750
Organisation
Institouto Technologias Ypologistonkai Ekdoseon Diofantos
Address
N Kazantzaki Odos, 26504 Patras, Greece
EU Contribution
€272 900

Technologies

Technology Theme
Ship operations
Technology
Vessel allocation decision support tool
TRL
TRL 5
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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