BESST – Breakthrough in European Ship and Shipbuilding Technologies

Gefördert im 7. Forschungsrahmenprogramm der Europäischen Union
Laufzeit: 01.09.2009 – 28.02.2013

Initiated by EUROYARDS, BESST aims to achieve a breakthrough in competitiveness, environmentally friendliness and safety of EU built ships. Focusing on passenger ships, ferries and mega-yachts, the results will to a large extend be applicable also to other ships. A holistic life cycle performance assessment on ship level will guide the technical developments on system level, clustered in System Groups. The results will be integrated in 3 virtual show cases (ship concepts) demonstrating technical solutions as well as life cycle impact compared to current designs. Optimization tools will be developed and applied in a cooperative process proving feasibility, adaptability and efficiency to future commercial applications. The estimated overall impact of BESST will result in a reduction of life cycle cost of about 120 M€ per PanMax ship and a reduction of CO2 emissions by 12% per ship and year, just to mention a few key figures. The key areas of technical developments include:

  • Space Optimisation and Easy Maintenance
  • Improving Payload to Gross Tonnage Ratio
  • Cost Efficient Building Processes and Refurbishment
  • Improved Energy Efficiency and Reduced Emissions
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Improved Reliability through Model-Based Design and Condition Monitoring
  • Optimization of Logistic Chains
  • Improving Safety and Security

The consortium is formed by 8 leading EU shipyards. A global market share of 96% for cruise ships and 31% for ferries ensures the critical mass for applications on EU level. In addition, 20 research institutes and universities, 5 classification societies and 31 ship equipment suppliers (17 of them
SME) are part of the research network of BESST. Close interaction with ship operators will be achieved through a dedicated Advisory Group. A multi-level management structure, based on the experience of the shipyards in previous R&D and commercial projects, will ensure efficient and targeted work of the consortium to ensure the envisaged impact.

KÜRZELUNTERNEHMENLAND
FCFincantieri - Cantieri Navali Italiani SPA (Koordinator)Italien
MWMeyer Werft GmbHDeutschland
KABKockums ABSchweden
BALBALance Technology Consulting GmbHDeutschland
CTHChalmers Tekniska Hoegskola ABSchweden
CS-SICS Systemes d'Information SAFrankreich
DAPPD´Appolonia SPAItalien
DTITeknologisk InstitutDänemark
DNVDet Norske Veritas ASNorwegen
FORCEForce TechnologyDänemark
LGGermanischer Lloyd AGDeutschland
AALTOAalto-KorkeakoulusaatioFinnland
IMGIngenieurtechnik und Maschinenbau GmbHDeutschland
LSCLaboratorio di Scienze della Cittadinanza - LSCItalien
MARINStichting Maritiem Research Instituut NederlandNiederlande
TNONederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuur Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - TNONiederlande
SENERSener Ingenieria y Sistemas S.A.Spanien
SICOMPSwerea Sicomp ABSchweden
TUHHTechnische Universität Hamburg-HarburgDeutschland
TSITecnicas y Servicios de Ingeniería, S.L.Spanien
TLSTrumpf Laser GmbH & Co. KGDeutschland
UNITSUniversitá degli Studi di TriesteItalien
UoSUniversity of StrathclydeGroßbritannien
ANASTUniversité de LiègeBelgien
SOTONUniversity of SouthamptonGroßbritannien
VTTTeknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTTFinnland
WFIWärtsilä Finland OYFinnland
SPSP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut ABSchweden
CMTCenter of Maritime Technologies e.V.Deutschland
BTHBlekinge Tekniska HögskolaSchweden
CIMNEInternational Centre for Numerical Methods in EngineeringSpanien
GENGenesis SAFrankreich
TFTechnoFirstFrankreich
BVBureau Veritas Registre International de Classification de Navires et d´Aeronefs SAFrankreich
CETCETENA S.p.A. Centro per gli Studi di Tecnica NavaleItalien
FSFuture Shape GmbHDeutschland
KEZIAKEZIAFrankreich
IMAWISIMAWIS Maritime Wirtschafts- und Schiffbauforschung GmbHDeutschland
RCRhebergen Composites BVNiederlande
RINARINA S.p.A.Italien
SafinahSafinah LimitedGroßbritannien
SLV M-VSchweißtechnische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt SLV Mecklenburg-VorpommernDeutschland
FSGFlensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KGDeutschland
FUCHSFUCHS Fördertechnik AGDeutschland
GPM-NSNGrand Port Maritime de Nantes Saint NazaireFrankreich
DSNSDamen Schelde Naval ShipbuildingNiederlande
SSAShipbuilders and Shiprepairers AssociationGroßbritannien
CTMC.T.M. Ambiente SRLItalien
BMSBecker Marine SystemsDeutschland
PAUPAULSTRAFrankreich
ENMMENMMFrankreich
01DB01DB-METRAVIB SASFrankreich
STR FRSTX France SAFrankreich
BVNTKMS Blohm + Voss NordseewerkeDeutschland
V-DMRVulkan-DMR S.r.l.Italien
ESARCEsarc Hi-Tech srlItalien
STX FISTX Finland OYFinnland
STRSanitrade s.r.l.Italien
IREENAUniversité de NantesFrankreich
FROFronius International GmbHÖsterreich
EPEMS PreCab GmbH & Co. KGDeutschland
ØDSLloyds Register ODS A/SDänemark
Lödige Systems GmbHDeutschland
M.I.T-EUMaritime Information Technologies EUROPE GmbHDeutschland
RINASRINA Services SPAItalien
DXTDiginext SarkFrankreich