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Transport: Advanced and Modular

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Ongoing
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€14 706 790
EU Contribution
€11 741 431
Project website
Project Acronym
TrAM
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport electrification (ELT)
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Waterborne icon
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects,
Decarbonisation
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

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.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.4.
Other Programme
MG-2.4-2017 Complex and value-added specialised vessels

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Rogaland Fylkeskommune
Address
ARKITEKT ECKHOFFS GATE 1, 4001 STAVANGER, Norway
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€859 125
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Fjellstrand As
Address
Omavegen 225, 5632 Omastrand, Norway
EU Contribution
€2 447 200
Organisation
Hamburgische Schiffbau - Versuchsanstalt Gmbh
Address
Bramfelder Str. 164, 22305 HAMBURG, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€875 000
Organisation
Hydro Extrusion Norway As
Address
GAUSTADVEGEN 136, 2240 MAGNOR, Norway
EU Contribution
€610 269
Organisation
Leirvik As
Address
STORHAUGVEGEN 130, 5416 STORD, Norway
EU Contribution
€1 133 300
Organisation
National Technical University Of Athens
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 (polytechnic campus), 15780 ZOGRAFOS, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€314 000
Organisation
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.
Address
HANSASTRASSE 27C, 80686 MUNCHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 304 478
Organisation
Waertsila Netherlands B.v.
Address
Hanzelaan 95, 8000GB Zwolle, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 573 819
Organisation
Collins River Enterprises Limited
Address
THE 02 PENINSULA SQUARE, LONDON, SE10 0DX, United Kingdom
EU Contribution
€196 306
Organisation
De Vlaamse Waterweg
Address
HAVENSTRAAT 44, 3500 HASSELT, Belgium
EU Contribution
€284 813
Organisation
Servogear As
Address
BRUBAKKEN 73, 5420 RUBBESTADNESET, Norway
EU Contribution
€673 466
Organisation
Maritime Cleantech
Address
MEATJONNSVEGEN 74, 5412 STORD, Norway
EU Contribution
€501 781
Organisation
University Of Strathclyde
Address
Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1XQ, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€967 875

Technologies

Technology Theme
Ship design and manufacturing
Technology
Electric ship concept
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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