The project goal is to reduce CO2 emissions in global shipping. The focus is on the combined application of advanced key technologies in shipbuilding.
The name of the project (“decarbonizing shipping by enabling key technology symbiosis on real vessel concept designs) CHEK can be derived from this.
The other members of the consortium are the University of Vaasa, the World Maritime University, Wärtsilä, BAR Technologies, Cargill Ocean Transportation, Lloyds Register, MSC Cruises, Climeon, Deltamarine and Silverstream Technologies.
The participants will develop two concept ships, a cruise vessel and a Kamsarmax bulk carrier, which will beequipped with environmentally friendly and energy-efficient technologies. These include the use of wind energy, batteries, heat recovery, hydrogen as a fuel, air lubrication and ultrasound anti-fouling. The knowledge gained will be made available to the entire shipping industry after the project has been completed. The start is planned for the end of June.
The European Union is supporting the project with a total of 10 million euros from the Horizon 2020 funding program.
Jan Kelling, co-founder of HASYTEC, points out that around 90 percent of world trade is currently carried out by sea. This results in an immense potential for reducing and saving CO2 emissions, says Jan Kelling.
“We are proud to be part of such an important and groundbreaking project. We look forward to working together and exchanging ideas with our partners. At the same time, we are aware of how responsible and meaningful our work is. It is time to start in a greener and more energy-efficient era in shipping. “