Demo Case

Decision Support System for ship energy efficiency

The Demo Case activities will focus on an holistic approach to energy efficiency and emission reduction on board passenger ships of different sizes. The entire ship energy balance, the ship lay-out, the integration of innovative technologies into various configurations and the improvement of hull appendices and propeller hydrodynamic characteristics will be studied for new buildings and retrofit ships. A dedicated Decision Support System for Energy Management will be developed to further optimise the ship in operation, a fully operational demonstrator will be installed and tested on board Tallink Victoria I ferry.

All the activities will be targeted to the improvement of overall energy efficiency of passenger ships, with a consequent reduction of emissions into the atmosphere in terms of emission / payload (number of passengers) / mile ratio.

Cost effectiveness of the solutions, compliance with the applicable regulatory framework, as well as market opportunities will be the main drivers in the development.