Lightweight electric ships
Research Project , 2019 – 2020

This project aims to identify the possibility of utilizing new technology to develop more energy and cost-efficient vessels. New alternative drive systems and other new technologies provide opportunities to simplify the technical systems on board. For example, electricity / battery operation of vessels, in the same way as in cars, can reduce the need for support systems for machinery and fuel management. An entirely new thinking where the goal is to reduce the weight and simplify the installations and thus the cost of the vessel is to be studied. At conceptual level, design alternatives such as e.g. needs and location of engine rooms. Systems that are traditionally on board, such as cargo handling systems in the form of ramps and lifts on Ro-Ro vessels, should also be questioned and compared with possible alternatives in the ports. These problem areas will require new in-depth development projects.

Participants

Jonas Ringsberg (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Enric Julià Lluis

Projektassistent vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Bengt Ramne

Professor of the Practice vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Fabian Tillig

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Collaborations

ABB Sweden

Västerås, Sweden

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Göteborg, Sweden

ScandiNAOS AB

Göteborg, Sweden

Stena Shipping AB

Gothenburg, Sweden

Wallenius Marine AB

Stockholm, Sweden

Funding

Swedish Transport Administration

Funding Chalmers participation during 2019–2020

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

Energy

Areas of Advance

Basic sciences

Roots

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Driving Forces

Materials Science

Areas of Advance

More information

Latest update

2020-01-16