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TRIMIS

Transport: Advanced and Modular

TrAM

Transport: Advanced and Modular

Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

The project will develop and validate a concept for modular design and production of vessels. We combine the advantages of scale and standardisation with customisation options, allowing small-series and one-off vessel construction, using interchangeable modules across vessel types. Even though parts of our work will have a wider relevance, we focus on inshore vessels (operating coastal areas and inland waterways) with electric power systems.

Methodology: 

The project is divided in three phases: Specification, innovation, and replication.

In the specification phase, we perform a wide meta-analysis of both the user needs and existing technological solutions, coupled with case-studies of needs and technologies for four targeted use cases. In the innovation phase, we develop the modular design concept; combining theoretical approaches, cross-fertilisation of methods from other industries (mostly rail and automotive), deep maritime experience in the relevant areas (including hull design, propulsion and electric power systems) and heavy involvement by operators (including three as consortium partners).

The concept is applied to, and refined through, four demonstrators: Two ferries, a workboat and a vessel for goods traffic on inland waterways. At least one of the demonstrators will be physically built, co-financed by Rogaland County Council and its transport subsidiary Kolumbus, and used to operate a multi-stop commuter route into Stavanger. It will be a fully electric fast passenger ferry, operating in a region that is a substantial exporter of hydropower. In the replication phase, we will further validate the concept through five additional demonstrators (planning and simulation level) together with operators that did not participate in the details of the first two phases.

Our aim is that the modular concept will prove to work as a general purpose toolkit within our market segment, proving that a wide set of vessel types can built in a cost-efficient and environmentally friendly manner.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
MG-2.4-2017 Complex and value-added specialised vessels
Lead Organisation: 

Rogaland Fylkeskommune

Address: 
ARKITEKT ECKHOFFS GATE 1
4001 STAVANGER
Norway
EU Contribution: 
€859,125
Partner Organisations: 

Fjellstrand As

Address: 
Omavegen 225
5632 Omastrand
Norway
EU Contribution: 
€2,447,200

Hamburgische Schiffbau - Versuchsanstalt Gmbh

Address: 
Bramfelder Str. 164
22305 HAMBURG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€875,000

Hydro Extrusion Norway As

Address: 
GAUSTADVEGEN 136
2240 MAGNOR
Norway
EU Contribution: 
€610,269

Leirvik As

Address: 
STORHAUGVEGEN 130
5416 STORD
Norway
EU Contribution: 
€1,133,300

National Technical University Of Athens

Address: 
Heroon Polytechniou 9 (polytechnic campus)
15780 ZOGRAFOS
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€314,000

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

Address: 
Carl-Zeiss-Str. 18-20
55129 Mainz
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€1,304,478

Waertsila Netherlands B.v.

Address: 
Hanzelaan 95
8000GB Zwolle
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€1,573,819

Collins River Enterprises Limited

Address: 
THE 02 PENINSULA SQUARE
LONDON
SE10 0DX
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€196,306

De Vlaamse Waterweg

Address: 
HAVENSTRAAT 44
3500 HASSELT
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€284,813

Servogear As

Address: 
BRUBAKKEN 73
5420 RUBBESTADNESET
Norway
EU Contribution: 
€673,466

Maritime Cleantech

Address: 
MEATJONNSVEGEN 74
5412 STORD
Norway
EU Contribution: 
€501,781

University Of Strathclyde

Address: 
Richmond Street
Glasgow
G1 1XQ
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€967,875
Technologies: 
Development phase: