WP5 Real life pilot deployment

Pilots will be designed and rolled out together with end-users to test, validate and demonstrate the key approaches and technologies for greening elaborated in WP 2-4, accompanied by a thorough assessment of operational and environmental performance, including cost-efficiency. In order to reach already a strong impact by the year 2020 the research and innovation efforts do focus on pilots that aim and contribute to standardised concepts and are suitable for a wide range of the existing European fleet – pilots targeting existing vessels, retrofitting and monitoring of existing vessels. The technical evaluation reports will allow to further develop the promising concepts identified in WP 2-4 and prepare the Roll-Out in WP 6.

The following objectives are set for WP5:

  • To evaluate the real life performance of advanced emission control systems
  • To evaluate procedures for improved certification (including retrofit) and on-board monitoring systems to secure compliance with strict exhaust gas emission limits (Stage 4/5)
  • To deploy, test and validate new standardised LNG tank and fuelling system especially retro-fitting of existing vessels
  • To deploy, test and validate standardised after-treatment systems on two vessels and their design parameterswp5-prominent-schema_small
  • To collect statistical information on ship operational profiles and corresponding driveline power profiles
  • To overlay fairway survey data with flow data generated by vessel measurements
  • To develop an advising system and related tools to support boatmasters in energy efficient sailing and shipowners in assessing navigation performance
  • To support waterway administrations with additional information on the fairway conditions
  • To perform real-life test operations on Rhine and Danube and provision of technical conclusions
  • To implement an advanced train-the-trainer concept to integrate IWT knowledge in general logistics education

Work package 5 consists of the five specific sub-work packages as of:

SWP 5.1 Monitoring exhaust gas emissions and operational profiles on existing, innovative vessels
  • On-board monitoring existing vessels
  • Data collection & analysis
  • Technical evaluation & conclusions on monitoring and
    certification options
SWP 5.2 Pilot LNG
  • Manufacturing of standard modules
  • Installation of the equipment on board
  • Installation of controls devices
  • Verification of all interfaces
  • Manufacturing of standard modules
  • Installation of the equipment on board
  • Installation of controls devices
  • Verification of all interfaces
  • Start-up and commissioning
  • Monitoring and measurement
  • Technical evaluation & conclusions on LNG pilot
SWP 5.3 Pilot standardised retrofit diesel after-treatment systems
  • System manufacture
  • System installation
  • System commissioning and calibration
  • Monitoring and measurement
  • Correlation of the calculated back pressure, uniformity of gas
    distribution and uniformity of urea distribution with actual
  • Post processing and evaluation of results
SWP 5.4 Pilot energy efficient navigation
  • Installation of advanced echo sounder and other vessel equipment
  • Definition and application of rules and procedures for data
    generation and data use
  • Development of tools for energy efficient navigation
  • Test operations on the Rhine and the Danube
  • Technical evaluation and conclusions
SWP 5.5 Pilot logistics education
  • Pilots with respect to e-learning modules:
    • “Energy-efficient and cost-efficient navigation (smart
    • “Handling of (alternative) fuel and cargo, especially dangerous
    • “Vessel stability”
  • Pilot e-SRB and e-Logbook
  • Pilot CoP Logistics education
  • Evaluation and conclusions