Targets – Targeted Advanced Research for Global Efficiency of Transportation Shipping

Gefördert im 7. Forschungsrahmenprogramm der Europäischen Union
Laufzeit: 01.12.2010 – 30.11.2013

TARGETS – Targeted Advanced Research for Global Efficiency of Transportation Shipping Energy efficiency and environmental consideration are today’s driving force for ship operators and ship builders alike. Economic pressure and international legislation require a sensitive use of energy resources and a reduction of the associated emissions. The TARGETS (Targeted Advanced Research for Global Efficiency of Transportation Shipping) project sets out to provide substantial improvements to the overall ship energy by adopting a holistic approach to energy generation, transmission, consumption and operational management with a focus on life-cycle issues

The Dynamic Energy Modell created in TARGETS integrates component-based knowledge of ship resistance and propulsion, auxiliary energy transformation and transmission at shiplevel. In this way, the simulation of the energy efficiency of a ship (both at design and operational stage) and the energy management onboard can be achieved. The TARGETS project is jointly funded by EC 7th framework programme and the industry. Research Topics and results: TARGETS takes a holistic view at the causes of the use of energy during ship operation, ways to minimise them and the use of additional, alternative forms of energy for ship operations. In doing so, the project methodology addresses:

  • The most important hydrodynamic causes for energy consumption, i.e. ship resistance and propulsion. Promising alternative technologies for auxiliary energy generation (from non-fossil sources).
  • The identification of Energy Saving Potentials based on a large number of energy audits performed on board ships.
  • The management of energy usage onboard.
  • The integration of technologies into a holistic energy simulation system.
HSVAHamburgische Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt GmbH (Koordinator)Deutschland
UNEWUniversity of Newcastle upon TyneGroßbritannien
UoSUniversity of StrathclyeGroßbritannien
MaerskA.P. Moller - Mærsk A/SDänemark
AMSAlpha Marine Services LtdGriechenland
CMTCenter of Maritime Technologies e.V.Deutschland
ITUIstanbul Teknik UniversitesiTürkei
TUHHTechnische Universität Hamburg-HarburgDeutschland
MarterraSynthesis Marterra AEGriechenland
S@SSafety at Sea LimitedGroßbritannien
SSAShipbuilders and Shiprepairers AssociationGroßbritannien