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e-SHyIPS: Ecosystemic knowledge in Standards for Hydrogen Implementation on Passenger Ship

24/02/2021

On 1 January 2021 the European project e-SHyIPS was launched, which involves 7 European countries working together to define the new guidelines for an effective introduction of hydrogen in maritime passenger transport sector, and to boost its adoption within the global and EU strategy for a clean and sustainable environment, towards the accomplishment of a zero-emission navigation scenario.
Through an ecosystem approach, where all the main stakeholders from maritime and hydrogen sectors, research and industry will be involved, the e-SHyIPS project will integrate theoretical pre-normative research activities on standards with simulation and laboratory experiments, in order to provide the needed knowledge to design an appropriate certification process and spot future standardization activities to enhance the EU normative and regulatory landscape.

Within eSHyIPS, CINECA targets one main research field, related to WP3, “Ship Design Experiments”, where it is WP leader. It will apply its strong expertise in CFD in order to study how hydrogen-based engines and storage affect performance and maneuverability of a ship. For that, it will adapt its virtual naval basin framework LincoSim to this kind of ships and operational characteristics.

Preliminary info on https://cordis.europa.eu/it

Objective

Hydrogen fuel cells market potentials in the maritime sector have been demonstrated in the last years with several vessels flagship projects. Despite hydrogen is a worldwide considered a valid option to reach the emission reduction targets, also part of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) strategy, a regulatory framework applicable to hydrogen fuelled ships is not yet available.
e-SHyIPS brings together the Hydrogen and maritime stakeholders and international experts, through an Advisory Board, to gather new knowledge based on regulatory framework review and experimental data on ship design, safety systems, material and components and bunkering procedures. The approach is "vessel independent", in order to avoid the burdens of customized projects, and is focused on the risk and safety assessment methodologies. Based on this, e-SHyIPS will define a pre-standardization plan for IGF code update for the hydrogen-based fuels passenger ships and a roadmap for the boost of Hydrogen economy in the maritime sector.

Coordinator
POLITECNICO DI MILANO (Coordinator)

Partner
ENTE NAZIONALE ITALIANO DI UNIFICAZIONE-UNI
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
CINECA CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO
Atena – Distretto Alta Tecnologia Energia Ambiente
Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH
Levante Ferries M.C
GHENOVA INGENIERIA SLU
DANAOS SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED
OY WOIKOSKI AB
IDF-Ingegneria del fuoco srl
Municipality of Andravida - Kyllini
DNV GL HELLAS SA
SCHEEPSWERF DAMEN GORINCHEM BV