Within the project the impact of key technologies for the reduction of emissions will be demonstrated (Source: Deltamarin)

Project combines new approaches to the design and operation of ships

The EU Horizon 2020-funded project CHEK aims to develop zero-emission vessels by combining new approaches to the design and operation of ships. Led by Finland’s University of Vaasa, partners include Bar Technologies, Cargill, Climeon, Deltamarin, Hasytec, Lloyd’s Register, MSC Cruises, Silverstream Technologies, Wärtsilä and the World Maritime University.

The project’s full name is “deCarbonising sHipping by Enabling Key technology symbiosis on real vessel concept designs”. It plans to combine design optimisation with energy efficiency initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 99%, achieve energy savings of 50% or more, and cut black carbon emissions by at least 95%.

The partners aim to demonstrate the impact of energy-saving technologies at full scale with the design of an optimised bulk carrier and a hydrogen-powered cruise vessel, based on real-life operating profiles. The designs will combine sail power, hydrogen propulsion, waste heat recovery, energy storage, hull air lubrication, antifoulings and digital voyage optimisation.

As a ship design specialist, Deltamarin will model the CHEK case vessels and use digital technology to optimise prototypes and twins. However, the objective is to generate a ‘future-proof ship design platform’ that is suitable not only for the CHEK example vessels, but for all major ship types.

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore