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Tailored Decarbonization with RETROFIT55

RETROFIT55 is an HorizonEU Funded Project that aims to develop decarbonization solutions and green technologies which can be used by shipowners to reduce fuel consumption and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.

The overall objective of RETROFIT55 is to create an advanced web-based Decision Support System (DSS), featuring a catalogue of retrofitting solutions that are up-to-date and ready to be deployed at the end of the project, suitable for different ship types and operational contexts. The DSS will allow combining retrofitting solutions in order to achieve a GHG emission reductions. The main components include:

  • Modelling of Different Retrofitting Solutions
  • Technology Demonstrators
  • Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems
  • Retrofitting Configurators

This project aims to implement the co-programmed European Partnership on ‘Zero Emission Waterborne Transport’ (ZEWT).

Focus shall be to achieve targets of the ZEWT partnership which is to develop and demonstrate solutions to be able to reduce the fuel consumption of waterborne transport by at least 55% before 2030 compared to 2008.

As no single GHG emission reduction solution can achieve the targeted fuel consumption reduction of 55% by 2030, so a combination of various systems is necessary.

A Decision Support System (DSS) will be developed within the project to leverage AI web-based tools that will provide a synthesis of the different technologies accounting for safety aspects, cost- effectiveness and life-cycle costs, including the decommissioning phase.

The innovations to be developed by this project to reduce GHG emissions, cover the exploitation of renewable energies, design optimization, solutions to reduce friction losses, increased ship electrification and the improved management of the operational phase and on-board systems. Most importantly, all these aspects are dealt with in an integrated way, i.e. taking account of the impact each solution has on other subsystems.

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