Basic project data
Project ID: PA1A062
Need and added value for the Danube Region Strategy
Provision of cost-efficient retrofit solutions dedicated to existing Danube vessels, contributing to a modernisation of the Danube fleet.
OBjeCTIVE(S) oF the PROJECT
Development of cost effective concepts for retrofitting and technologies for the improvement of the economic efficiency and environmental friendliness of inland ships.
Conducted project activities
The project aimed at the modernisation of existing inland ships applying state-of-the-art knowledge and technology transfer from other transport modes. The project activities consisted of:
- Determination of the framework conditions and the requirements for the retrofitting of existing inland ships, whereby retrofit options related to new operational requirements as well as adaptation to new markets were considered.
- Development of cost-effective concepts of retrofitting for inland ships, which carry dangerous goods, in agreement with the regulations of the ADN.
- Development of cost-effective solutions for improving the energy efficiency and reduction of exhaust gas emissions and noise by improving ships' hydrodynamics, propulsion and engine technology. Application of new technologies based on usage of alternative fuels (e.g. LNG), innovative systems for energy recovery and improved management of energy consumption.
- Economic and ecological evaluation of the concepts developed.
- Demonstration of the viability of selected concepts.
- Dissemination of project results and stimulation of the implementation of the concepts developed.
The results of the project are applicable to all Danube countries.
Project beneficiaries / target groups
- Shipping companies
status and timeframe
Start date: 01.11.2011
End date: 31.10.2014
The project is already concluded.
Total budget: 3,960,000 EUR
EU funds: 2,790,000 EUR were funded by FP7- Seventh Frameworkprogramme for Research and Technological Development "TRANSPORT" 2007 - 2013 (research area: SST.2011.5.2-3. Cost-effective modernization of the inland fleet for freight transport)
National funds: not disclosed
Private funds: not disclosed
Project leader: Stichting Maritiem Research Instituut Nederland (MARIN) / The Netherlands
Address: Haagsteeg 2, P.O. Box 28; 6700 AA Wageningen / The Netherlands
- MARIN / The Netherlands
- DST / Germany
- via donau / Austria
- TU Delft / The Netherlands
- Center of Maritime Technologies / Germany
- SPB / The Netherlands
- TNO / The Netherlands
- Ecorys / The Netherlands
- Autena Marine / The Netherlands
- SMILE / Germany
- University of Plymouth / United Kingdom
- University Galati / Romania
- Ship Studio Sarl / France
- University Belgrade / Serbia
- Compagnie Fluviale de Transport / France
- Ship Design Group / Romania
- VNF / France
- Swerea Sicomp / Sweden
- Thyssenkrupp Veerhaven / The Netherlands
- Helogistics / Austria
- Plimsoll / Hungary
- University Budapest / Hungary
- Masson Marine / France
Project Cross - Reference
Innovative Danube Vessel (PA1A010) and PROMINENT (PA1A112)
- European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN)
- emission regulations (EU, CCNR)
Data provided by: Juha Schweighofer (via donau, Austria) - 20.02.2012
Last update by: Juha Schweighofer (via donau, Austria) - 25.03.2013