The main objective of the project is to develop an emission-free and autonomous/remote-controlled concept of an electric-powered ship for waste handling in ports.
1. Preparation of the idea of a multi-purpose waste processing unit – the design of the vessel (WCV), including the systems for taking up and returning cargo
2. The idea of the WCV, including the analysis of flexibility for the WCV – when used in different places around the world – infrastructure needs, etc.
3. Concept of autonomous/remote technology for WCV
4. Battery charging operation and shore station concept
5. Hydrodynamic analysis of the most effective propulsion/steering system, including model trials of autonomous/remote WCV approach to a large vessel.
External institutions involved in the project:
- Gdańsk University of Technology (Polska)
- Ship and Ocean Industries R&D Center (Tajwan, Prowincja Chin)
- National Taiwan University (Tajwan, Prowincja Chin)
Project duration: 2022-05-01 – 2025-04-30
Total budget of the project 3 804 021 PLN
Polish consortium budget PLN 1 553 625
NCRD funding PLN 1 377 475
Research team leader: Seatech Engineering
Seatech Engineering takes the helm as the project leader for the ground-breaking Zero Waste initiative. Collaborating with esteemed partners, our team is working hand-in-hand with the Gdańsk University of Technology in Poland to bring this ambitious vision to life.
On the Taiwanese front, we are proud to partner with two prestigious institutions – the National Taiwan University (NTU) and the Ship and Ocean Industries R&D Center (SOIC). Both organizations bring a wealth of knowledge and innovative perspectives to the table, strengthening our collective efforts towards achieving a sustainable future in shipbuilding.
This international collaboration underscores our commitment to leading change in the industry, harnessing global expertise and innovation to create environmentally responsible solutions. Together, we are pioneering new standards in sustainability, setting the course for a zero-waste future in the shipbuilding industry.
The project was co-financed by the National Center for Research and Development in the framework of the 9th Polish-Taiwanese project for joint bilateral projects.