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Nautical Integrated Hybrid Energy System for Long-haul Cruise Ships

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Nautical Integrated Hybrid Energy System for Long-haul Cruise Ships

Call for proposal: 
H2020-MG-2019-TwoStages
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

Maritime transport is among the leading sources of greenhouse gases and pollutants which are estimated to cause 50,000 premature annual deaths and €58 billion annual cost to the society in the EU. With the International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations coming in force, marine transport needs new energy solutions for emissions reduction. Passenger ships are the most affected as they have growing pressure from their customers and habitants near ports for a clean environment.

To address these challenges, this project aims at developing, evaluating, and validating a highly efficient and dynamic integrated marine energy system fuelled by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for long-haul passenger ships. This energy system, responsible to cater for all heat & power needs of a vessel, consists of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC)-battery hybrid genset with coupling with the existing Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) based generators and gradually replacing these ICEs.

The project will develop and deliver a complete process design and digital demonstrator of a fully integrated on-board energy system of a size between 5 and 60 MW for two types of cruise ships: 1000 and 5000+ passenger vessels. A physical proof-of-concept (PoC 30 kWe SOFC+battery) as well as a functional demonstrator (60 kWe SOFC+battery) of the hybrid genset will be developed and operated to validate the design and operation strategies. The digital design and the physical demonstrator will be evaluated against the marine safety regulations.

The project brings in a consortium of key actors in maritime passenger transport including ship operators, ship builders, marine engine builders, marine regulatory companies, and technology developers supported by research organizations from across Europe. Together they aim to validate this integrated energy system to comply with the IMO targets of 2030 and beyond. Regulatory framework, emission analysis, lifecycle assessment and feasibility of fuel flexibility are also addressed.

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

Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v

Address: 
Linder Hoehe
51147 KOELN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€1,469,918
Partner Organisations: 

Lund University, Department Of Technology And Society

Address: 
Paradisgatan 5
22100 LUND
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€358,786

Solidpower Spa

Address: 
VIALE TRENTO 115/117
38017 MEZZOLOMBARDO TN
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€551,143

Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Address: 
Templergraben
52062 Aachen
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€447,506

Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus Vtt

Address: 
TEKNIIKANTIE 21
02150 ESPOO
Finland
EU Contribution: 
€352,718

Grant Garant Sro

Address: 
NAMESTI JIRIHO Z LOBKOVIC 2277/7
130 00 PRAHA 3
Czech Republic
EU Contribution: 
€191,000

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne

Address: 
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€408,941

Meyer Werft - Jos. L. Meyer Gmbh

Address: 
Postfach 1555
1555 PAPENBURG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€944,119

Chantiers De L'atlantique

Address: 
AVENUE ANTOINE BOURDELLE
44600 SAINT NAZAIRE
France
EU Contribution: 
€554,393

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Address: 
Broerstraat 5
9712CP GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€21,094

Man Energy Solutions Se

Address: 
STADTBACHSTRASSE 1
86153 AUGSBURG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€901,781

Lloyd's Register Emea Ips

Address: 
FENCHURCH STREET 71
LONDON
EC3M 4BS
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€250,000

Carnival Maritime Gmbh

Address: 
GROSSER GARSBROOK 9
20457 HAMBURG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€33,840

Solidpower Sa

Address: 
AVENUE DES SPORTS 26
1400 YVERDON-LES-BAINS
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€818,719

Technische Universiteit Delft

Address: 
STEVINWEG 1
2628 CN DELFT
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€588,406
Technologies: 
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