RESHIP - Redefine energy Efficiency solutions for hydrogen powered SHIPs in marine and inland waterway
Under the framework of Zero Emission Waterborne Transport (ZEWT), hydrogen as the future fuel for ships offers an opportunity to zero the GHG emission. Nevertheless, the challenges for onboard hydrogen storage and utilisation obstruct this long desired revolution. Novel and effective technology solution is urgently needed. The project, RESHIP, aims to redefine the onboard energy saving solutions for newbuilds and retrofits in marine and inland waterway with disruptive technologies in two distinct areas, Energy Saving Devices (ESDs) and onboard hydrogen utilisation. Regarding the ESDs, the project proposes to research and develop hydrogen compatible ESD solutions in standalone/combined applications, centered around Tubercle Assisted Propulsors (TAPs), to improve the vessel's propulsive energy efficiency and to optimise towards hydrogen power and drive system. With the novel and energy efficient hydrogen carrier technology HydroSil, RESHIP links the ESD technology to the research of the energy efficient onboard hydrogen utilisation technology to systematically reshape the hydrogen driven ships with a holistic energy saving solution. Together, RESHIP aims to achieve a minimum overall 35% energy saving and to half the hydrogen storage demands on space and/or weight, comparing to the state-of-the-art hydrogen powered vessels. The proposal responds to the Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Action call on the topic “Innovative on-board energy saving solutions” (ID: HORIZON-CL5-2021-D5-01-10). The consortium gathers world-leading multidisciplinary experts and key patent holders with 14 partners from 9 EU countries, forging a complementary stakeholder group. The consortium covers two industrial sectors, shipping and ships together with hydrogen. The implementation of the developed technologies will be demonstrated and validated in technical, environmental, cost economical, safety and regulatory levels, bringing TRL from 2-3 to 5-6.
Demeter uses energy-harvesting, intelligent, uncrewed vehicles to provide a persistent, infrastructure-independent subsea sensor data retrieval and analysis service. It is a compelling alternative to CAPEX-heavy fixed power and communication networks that would otherwise be required to support the widespread use of subsea sensors and systems for long-term monitoring of asset health, thus accelerating subsea digitalisation. Demeter will enable more cost-effective predictive maintenance of subsea assets, greatly reduce OPEX and downtime, and ultimately lower the cost and environmental impact of exploiting renewable and non-renewable offshore resources alike. Downstream, Demeter has further application in maritime security operations, including maritime surveillance. Key innovations include: long-endurance, energy-harvesting, hybrid underwater and surface autonomous vehicles; an onboard edge-processing module based on a novel computer architecture, capable of performing intensive statistical analysis of harvested sensor data at a fraction of the power of current technologies; a technology stack for high-integrity long-term autonomous navigation and decision making; and embedded subsea sensors adapted for data retrieval by the autonomous vehicles. As an integrated solution, Demeter aims to shift the subsea monitoring paradigm from one of manual, expensive, and low-frequency data retrieval to that of automated, inexpensive, high frequency and on-demand intelligence retrieval. Suitably evolved, Demeter will open up entirely new concepts of operation for maritime security that are not currently feasible. The project brings together a diverse set of partners to deliver a game-changing capability: Autonomous Devices, a specialist developer of robotic solutions for extreme and challenging environments; Signaloid, developers of a paradigm-shifting computer architecture for edge computing; D-RisQ, developers of a unique technology stack for the implementation of high integrity autonomous behaviours; CRP Subsea, developers of advanced subsea infrastructure monitoring and engineering products; autonomous mission planning experts from Royal Holloway University of London; autonomous navigation experts from the University of Manchester; and novel marine vehicle design, analysis and testing experts from the University of Strathclyde.
Project ZERO - Zero Emission Research and Offshore Service Vessel
Project Zero, Zero Emission Research and Offshore Service Vessel, will demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of achieving zero emission operations of offshore survey and research vessels (OSRVs) in the long-term, while remaining flexible to future alternative fuel developments. Project is funded under the CMDC2 with a total budget of £727k, aiming to deliver the design and complete the model testing of the 45m OSRV. Outside of its own green credentials, the vessel will support expansion of the rapidly accelerating offshore renewable energy industry. The research team in NAOME lead by Dr Weichao Shi will support the vessel’s design and optimization with the final model test planned in the Kelvin Hydrodynamics Lab.
即使經過數千年的探索，我們對我們的海洋母親仍然知之甚少。到目前為止，對海洋的持續監測始終是最重要的。在過去的 20 年中，一種自主式水下航行器 (AUV) 水下滑翔機 (UG) 為持久監測帶來了曙光。它利用微小的浮力變化在海洋中上下移動。然而，大多數現成的 UG 仍然依賴其機載電池供電，這限制了其續航時間（6-24 個月）或有效載荷容量或行駛速度（1-2 節）。 UG 的水動力設計還遠未達到最佳狀態，因為該設計主要基於帶有矩形機翼的傳統魚雷形狀。通過該項目，該財團正在尋求一種仿生解決方案，以改進 UG 的流體動力學設計。該研究將在兩個機構中通過數值和實驗研究聯合進行，主要側重於降低船體表面阻力和提高機翼性能。兩個仿生概念，仿生表面處理和座頭鯨結節，將應用於 UG 以評估潛在的水動力性能增強。本項目將進行高級數值模擬和實驗驗證。隨著該項目的發展，UG可以優化為高效滑翔，更能適應惡劣的海洋環境，從而提供高效可靠的服務。
ELEMENT - 潮汐能在海洋環境中的有效壽命延長
該項目由支持 Nova 創新的 EU-H2020 計劃贊助。 ELEMENT 團隊——由歐洲領先的學術、工業和研究組織組成的合作夥伴——將開發和驗證一種徹底創新的潮汐渦輪機控制系統，將潮汐渦輪機本身用作傳感器，以實現潮汐能性能的逐步改進部門。
該項目旨在支持 James Fisher and Defense Ltd. (JFD) 使用計算流體動力學軟件進行動態穩定性分析。第三代 深度搜索和救援 (DSAR) 車輛採用 6 自由度建模 自航狀態來評估其動態穩定性能。