Project: Application of hybrid CRP-POD propulsors on ultra large twin screw containerships to increase propulsive efficiency, reduce GHG emissions and improve navigational safety

Acronym twin-crp-pod ULCS (Reference Number: MarTERA-2019_12)
Duration 01/09/2020 - 31/08/2023
Project Topic The aim is to minimise fuel consumption, improve manoeuvring abilities and increase navigational safety by introducing three high-efficiency innovations to Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS): twin propeller configuration, pod propulsors and contra rotating propellers concept. Research on mentioned topics will be carried out by means of sophisticated numerical CFD methods, at a state-of-the-art towing tank fully equipped to investigate such a complex hydrodynamic issue like twin-crp-pod solution. Manoeuvring and ship handling related tests will be carried out with the use of manned models on a natural lake. All technical investigations will be accompanied by life cycle analyses, that will be carried out with the most complex tools including assessment of the environmental negative impact on land, sea and air resources.
Network MarTERA
Call MarTERA Call 2019

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Foundation for Safety of Navigation and Environment Protection Coordinator Poland
2 Center of Maritime Technologies e.V. Partner Germany
3 Gdańsk University of Technology Partner Poland
4 Seatech Engineering sp. z o.o. Partner Poland
5 Otto Piening GmbH Partner Germany
6 CVBA BRABO Partner Belgium
7 Hamburgische Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt GmbH Partner Germany