Save the Date: LeanShips Final Conference


Maritieme toeleveranciers, Scheepsbouw

For those who are interested, the final conference ‘Tangible solutions to reduce shipborne emissions’ will  take place in Rotterdam on 17th of April, 2019. The conference will not only focus on the results of the project, but will broadcast a number of tangible solutions to reduce shipborne emissions in an holistic framework.

Since its launch on 1st of May 2015, the LeanShips (Low Energy And Near to Zero Emissions Ships) project has been investigating the effectiveness and reliability of energy saving and emission reduction technologies at full scale. The project with its 41 European partners, including equipment manufacturers, shipyards and shipowners from 12 EU member countries and one associated Member State, support the developments that make new and existing vessels more efficient and less polluting.

With a total funding of € 15.8 M, seven demonstrators were developed during the four-year project period, incl. a retrofit strategy for cargo ships, a high-speed diesel engine converted for methanol operation or a new-generation tug with two LNG engines. The developed innovations as well as the impact on fuel and CO2 savings as well as reduction of air pollutants will be presented at the final conference at the SS Rotterdam.

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Contract No.: 636146).