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 – December 2024.


Our Consortium

The project consortium consists of key actors in maritime passenger transport including ship operators, shipbuilders, a marine engine builder, a marine regulatory company, as well as technology developers supported by research organizations. The consortium of the project consists of 9 industrial partners of whom 3 are SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises), supported by 6 research organizations and the consortium is represented by 9 EU countries. Global leaders in the maritime industry and fuel cell & hybrid energy technologies are connected, covering a clear and strong value chain. 

The project is coordinated by Deutsches Zentrum für Luft – und Raumfahrt.

Project Consortium

1 Deutsches Zentrum für Luft – und Raumfahrt DLR Germany 
2 Chantiers de l'Atlantique CdA France
3 Carnival Maritime CM Germany 
4 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL Switzerland
5 GRANT Garant GG Czech republic
6 Lloyd’s Register EMEA LR Germany/UK
7 MAN Energy Solutions MAN Germany 
8 Meyer Werft MW Germany 
9 Rijksuniversiteit Groningen RUG The Netherlands
10 Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen RWTH Germany 
11 SolydEra SPA SE SPA Italy
12 Technische Universiteit Delft TUD The Netherlands
13 Lunds Universitet ULUND Sweden
14 Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT VTT Finland 
15 SolydEra SA SE SA Switzerland



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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.

This website reflects only the author’s view and the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) and the European Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.


Get in touch

Get in touch with NAUTILUS: 


The NAUTILUS project coordinator:

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft – und Raumfahrt

The NAUTILUS web portal is maintained by:

GRANT Garant

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