Welcome to NAUTILUS project website

NAUTILUS, short for Nautical Integrated Hybrid Energy System for Long-haul Cruise Ships is a research project funded under the EU´s Horizon 2020 programme. The project focuses on the development of a low-emission energy system for large passenger ships. 

Project duration: July 2020 – June 2024.

 

Work Packages

To oversee the project, it is divided into eight work packages, each led by a different consortium partner:

 
WP No. Name Leader Objectives
1 Project management & coordination DLR Work package dedicated to project management duties and requirement to lead and coordinate the consortium, ensure the decision enabling process is applied, facilitate and chair project meetings and act as the communicative interface between the EC and the consortium.
2 Requirement analysis MAN Main aim of this package is definition of requirements for the energy system and genset that will be developed. These include technical requirements and restrictions, regulatory constraints, and market requirements. As a final result, key performance indicators will be defined which are most relevant for the system design.
3 Genset system engineering & proof of concept DLR Third work package involves system engineering of the hybrid SOFC-Battery genset, optimization of the sizing of the SOFC and Battery unit and design validation of the SOFC-Battery hybrid genset. Finally, development of virtual genset simulator for the ship integration and Engineering proposal for multi-MW genset for ship integration.
4 Ship integration MW Main goals of this work package is development of layout of engine room with genset, preparation of layouts, designs and P&ID for connecting genset with auxiliary systems, supply systems, electrical and thermal systems of ships and development of digital demonstrator of integrated ship energy system with the genset.
5

Control strategy and grid connection

RWTH In this WP, a control strategy for the operation of the hybrid genset consisting of a fuel cell system and battery system and its schematic grid connection will be examined and developed.
6 Functional demonstrator MAN The main objective of this work package is the design and construction of a functional demonstrator. The demonstrator will have a total power of >60 kWe including batteries and fuel cells; of which 60 kWe will be from fuel cells. The second aim is to connect the developed genset demonstrator to the electrical grid and operate it for 3 months with LNG.
7 Technology impact analysis TUD This work package is dedicated to determination of the genset performance using future renewable fuels for green transport, techno- economic analysis of the genset, emission analysis of the proposed genset and its life-cycle analysis.
8 Outreach, dissemination & exploitation GG The main goal is to promote NAUTILUS and its results as far as and as effectively as possible to all relevant stakeholders and to identify key exploitable results towards the further marketability and emission reduction in maritime transport, mainly in cruise ships.

 

Project Timeline

WP Name Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
  Quartale 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
1 Project management & coordination (DLR)
                               
  General project coordination                                
  Day to day project level management                                
  Quality assurance and risk management                                
  Resource coordination                                
  Data management plan implementation                                
2 Requirement analysis (MAN)
                               
  Delta Analysis – Comparison of different technologies                                
  Market requirements, technical target specifications & KPIs                                
  Safety and Regulatory requirements                                
3 Genset system engineering & proof of concept (DLR)
                               
  Genset process system engineering and validation                                
  Hydrid genset sizing and design                                
  Fuel cell module assembling and operation                                
  Hybrid fuel cell + battery PoC build-up & operation                                
  Virtual genset simulator                                
4 Ship integration (MW)
                               
  On-board assembly strategy                                
  Auxiliary and supply systems integration                                
  Electrical and thermal ship integration                                
  Energy simulation- digital demonstrator                                
5 Controls strategy, grid connection (RWTH)
                               
  Battery management unit                                
  Unitized control unit for hybrid genset                                
  Integration with on board grid and ICE                                
6 Functional demonstrator (MAN)
                               
  Process, mechanical and electrical design                                
  System manufacturing, assembly & software programming                                
  Demonstrator site preparation                                
  Installation and operation of demonstrator                                
  Fuel cell testing on inclination pod                                
7 Technology impact analysis (TUD)
                               
  Future fuels analysis & deployment                                
  Techno-economic analysis                                
  Life cycle assessment                                
  Emission analysis                                
8 Outreach, dissemination & exploitation (GG)                                
  Webpage, social media interaction, PR messages & videos                                
  Project meetings and Workshops                                
  IP and positioning development                                

 

WP8 - Outreach, Dissemination & Exploitation

The main goal is to promote NAUTILUS and its results as far as and as effectively as possible to all relevant stakeholders and to identify key exploitable results towards the further marketability and emission reduction in maritime transport, mainly in cruise ships.

8.1 WP Leader

8.2 Tasks and Outputs

Webpage, social media interaction, PR messages & videos

  • At the beginning of the project, main communication tools will be created and distributed among partners.
  • Deliverable D8.1 – PR kit – completed.

Workshops and stakeholders’ engagement activities

  • As dissemination towards the appropriate stakeholder audience is crucial, two workshops will be organised to show the achieved results of the project and to show the benefits of the project results.
  • Deliverable D8.3 – Plan for Exploitation and Dissemination of Research IPR strategy – completed.
  • Deliverable D8.4 – Workbook for public workshop – pending.

IP and positioning development

  • An IPR manager assures IPR strategy and negotiations with Intellectual property offices.
  • Deliverable D8.2 – IPR strategy – completed

Exploitation strategy and support to the technology transfer

  • The goal of this task is to support the patenting and pre-patenting efforts of the industrial partners.
  • Deliverable D8.5 – Exploitation and technology transfer – pending.

8.3 Duration and Status

  • Months 1-48
  • Status – in progress.
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WP1 - Project Management & Coordination

Work package dedicated to the management of project duties and requirement, to lead and coordinate the consortium, to ensure that the decision enabling process is applied, to facilitate and chair project meetings and WP1 leader acts as the communicative interface between the EC and the consortium.

1.1 WP Leader

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft – und Raumfahrt/German Aerospace Center (DLR)

1.2 Tasks and Outputs

General project coordination

  • This task covers control and monitoring of administrative and financial issues
  • Deliverable D2.1 - Consortium Agreement - completed

Day to day project level management

  • Ensures implementation of all WPs by planning, co-ordination and control of WP tasks
  • Deliverable D2.2 - Project Management Plan - completed

Quality assurance and risk management

  • Risk assessments accompanied by the identification of mitigation measures is the core of this task.

Resource coordination

  • This task defines key elements of management, decision-making and control structure during implementation of project activities.

Data management plan implementation (DMP)

  • The DMP provides a clear structure, how the data will be managed and accessible for all consortium members.
  • Deliverable D2.3 - Data Management Plan - completed

1.3 Duration and Status

  • Months 1-48
  • Status – in progress.
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WP7 - Technology Impact Analysis

This work package is dedicated to determination of the genset performance using future renewable fuels for green transport, techno- economic analysis of the genset, emission analysis of the proposed genset and perform its life-cycle analysis.

7.1 WP Leader

Technische Universiteit Delft (TUD)

7.2 Tasks and Outputs

Future fuels analysis and deployment

  • The performance of the genset will be evaluated for future fuels that are of interest for the marine sector. The deployment, bunkering, refuelling and storage will be some of the criteria of short list of the future fuels. Subsequently, model of the genset developed in WP3 will be adjusted to analyse its performance for these fuels.
  • Deliverable D7.2 - Genset performance report with future fuels – completed.

Techno-economic analysis

  • As a continuation of Task 7.1, the operational costs and cost reduction targets for the generation of electricity are analysed by applying future fuels within the Nautilus genset This analysis performs a technical economic analysis (TEA) together with a cost-benefit analysis.
  • Deliverable D7.3 - Techno-economic analysis and cost prediction report of genset – pending.

Emission analysis

  • A detailed emission analysis will be performed in this task to quantify the emissions from the proposed genset concept and compare it to the emissions from current state of the art marine ICEs.
  • Deliverable D7.5 - Emission analysis report of the genset – pending.

Life cycle analysis

  • Environmental assessment will be carried out to evaluate the overall environmental impacts of an integrated marine energy and propulsion system based on SOFC-Battery hybrid genset using LNG as a fuel.
  • Deliverable D7.1 - Screening LCA report of the genset – pending.

7.3 Duration and Status

  • Months 1-48
  • Status – in progress
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 861647.

 

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Get in touch

Get in touch with NAUTILUS: 

info@nautilus-project.eu

The NAUTILUS project coordinator:

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft – und Raumfahrt

The NAUTILUS web portal is maintained by:

GRANT Garant

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