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Modernisation of Vessels for Inland waterway freight Transport

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete with results
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€3 962 477
EU Contribution
€2 790 344
Project website
Project Acronym
MOVE IT!
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Waterborne icon
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
FP7-SST-2011-RTD-1
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

For cost effective modernization of the inland fleet for freight transport, MOVE IT! develops a suite of options for the modernisation of inland ships that meet the challenges of: over-aging of the fleet, climate change and stronger environmental objectives, and provides decision support regarding the application of these options.

In this suite of options, knowledge gained from new buildings, technology transfers from other transport modes,improvement of energy efficiency, ecological performance,transition to the post-fossil-fuel-era, and adaptation to new ADN rules are prominent.

Objectives

One of the main focal points of MOVE IT! is the modernisation of the ships drive and power system in a way that is matched to the conditions it will face throughout its life. This will result in significantly better performance compared to the ships' old systems that are designed to fulfil a single design condition.

Methodology

First, the conditions the ship will encounter are established through full-scale measurements. Using the operational profiles resulting from these measurements, the ships power systems and hydrodynamics are reviewed and optimal, integrated solutions are developed that minimise investments and ecological impact while maximizing efficiency. Research topics include new power system configurations, alternative fuels,retrofitting techniques for existing engines, improved hull and propulsors and assistance to the captain for efficient sailing. Further crucial modernisation measures are to increase the vessels main dimensions to achieve economical and ecological scale advantages and upgrades of old tankers to meet new ADN requirements.

MOVE IT! also invests heavily in assessing the economic viability of solutions as well as their contribution to environmental improvements. Subsequently, modernisation support for ship owners, policy support and (full scale) demonstrators will contribute to lowering the acceptance threshold for modernisation.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
The European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
FP7-TRANSPORT

Results

WP1: State of the art and measurements
The MOVE-IT project started with the aim to develop cost efficient modernisations of existing inland water way vessels. The MOVE-IT project on retrofitting of inland waterway ships has been preceded by various other initiatives on this topic which have produced several viable concepts. Moreover ideas from the remote past on improving ship resistance, fuel efficiency and reducing operational costs (both financial and environmental) still exist and may prove worth-while to re-evaluate. Therefore an important work package in the MOVE-IT project is identifying these ideas and initiatives which are pertinent to the objectives of the project. An inventory has been made on retrofitting opportunities/concepts, categorized by four topics:

  1. hydrodynamics
  2. ship structure
  3. mechanical installation
  4. operations.

The conceptual retrofitting ideas were all focused on establishing more cost-effective and sustainable ways of shipping. The most promising retrofitting opportunities per category are:

  • adjustable hydrodynamic appendages are worth investigating, e.g. the adjustable bulbous bow and tunnel;
  • the combination of different materials, resulting in hybrid structures, are very interesting from a weight and strength perspective. In addition, the use of hybrid sandwich panels in the side structure, may provide increased crashworthiness;
  • an obvious retrofitting option is changing to LNG fuel. Most likely this will require an LNG-electric installation;
  • the use of traffic control and online voyage planning through adjusted ship operation is very interesting and may result in noticeable fuel reductions.

In discussion with the participating shipping companies five vessels have been selected, to determine the performance by means of full scale measurements. Three push barge convoys were selected and two self propelled barges. During the measurements i.e. speed, RPM, water depth and fuel consumption were measured. A benchmark of the ships has been carried out on the basis of the results of the measurements and the experiences evident in data. While it is difficult to make a fair comparison, because the speed trials have been performed in different sailing areas, when comparing the self propelled barges with the benchmark it can be concluded that both vessels are performing below average. When comparing the push barge convoys, one vessel was performing very well, while th

Strategy targets

Innovating for the future: technology and behaviour:

  • Promoting more sustainable development

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Stichting Maritiem Research Instituut Nederland
Address
Haagsteeg 2, 6708 PM WAGENINGEN, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€595 491
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Plimsoll Szolgaltato Kft
Address
BUDAPEST, SZONYI ISTVAN UTCA 42, 1046, Hungary
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€39 000
Organisation
First-Ddsg Logistics Holding Gmbh
Address
Handelskai 348, 1020 Vienna, Austria
EU Contribution
€45 192
Organisation
Ecorys Nederland B.v.
Address
Watermanweg 44NL-3067 GG, 3000 AD ROTTERDAM, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€103 638
Organisation
Via Donau - Entwicklunggesellschaft Mbh Fuer Telematik Und Donauschiffahrt
Address
Donau-City-Strasse 1, 1220 VIENNA, Austria
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€143 225
Organisation
Nederlands Organisation For Applied Scientific Research
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97, 6060 DELFT, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€182 877
Organisation
Swerea Sicomp Ab
Address
Fibervaegen - Oejebyn 2, 94126 Pitea, Sweden
EU Contribution
€64 167
Organisation
University Of Belgrade - Faculty Of Mechanical Engineering
Address
Kraljice Marije 16, 11120 Belgrade, Serbia
EU Contribution
€45 600
Organisation
Universitatea Dunarea De Jos Din Galati
Address
Domneasca Street 47, 800008 Galati, Romania
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€62 400
Organisation
Entwicklungszentrum Fuer Schiffstechnik Und Transportsysteme E.v.
Address
Oststrasse 77, 10 13 49 DUISBURG, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€268 259
Organisation
Autena Marine V.o.f.
Address
Sint Teunismolenweg 48F, 6534 AG Nijmegen, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€110 325
Organisation
Ship Studio Sarl
Address
Avenue De La Perriere 58, 56100 Lorient, France
EU Contribution
€59 232
Organisation
Budapest University Of Technology And Economics
Address
BUDAPEST, Muegyetem rakpart 3., 1111, Hungary
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€101 300
Organisation
Masson Marine Engineering Sas
Address
Rue Henri Cavallier 5, 89100 Saint Denis Les Sens, France
EU Contribution
€48 960
Organisation
University Of Plymouth
Address
Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom
EU Contribution
€78 116
Organisation
Compagnie Fluviale De Transport
Address
Rue Du Pont V 11, 76600 Le Havre, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€65 700
Organisation
Stichting Projecten Binnenvaart
Address
VASTELAND 78, 3011 BN ROTTERDAM, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€146 400
Organisation
Voies Navigables De France
Address
Rue Ludovic Boutleux 175, 62408 Bethune, France
EU Contribution
€72 000
Organisation
Voies Navigables De France
Address
Rue Ludovic Boutleux 175, 62408 Bethune, France
EU Contribution
€0
Organisation
Thyssen Krupp Veerhaven
Address
Nicolaas Pieckstraat 12, 185 BRIELLE, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€87 300
Organisation
S.m.i.l.e. - Fem Gmbh
Address
Winkel 2, 24226 Heikendorf, Germany
EU Contribution
€94 200
Organisation
Ship Design Group
Address
Dogariei Str., No. 51, 800225 GALATI, Romania
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€62 100
Organisation
Technische Universiteit Delft
Address
., 2600 GA Delft, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€179 062
Organisation
Center Of Maritime Technologies E. V.
Address
Bramfelder Strasse 164, 22305 HAMBURG, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€135 800

Technologies

Technology Theme
Ship propulsion
Technology
Modernisation of drive and power system
Development phase
Research/Invention

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