Retrofit55 Decision Support System (DSS)

OPERATIONAL DATA ANALYSIS

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OPERATIONAL DATA ANALYSIS TO AID THE OPTIMIZATION OF RETROFIT SOLUTIONS WITHIN ‘RETROFIT55’ FRAMEWORK N. Themelis, School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NTUA)G. Nikolaidis, SimFWDV. Zagkas, SimFWDN. Tsoulakos, Laskaridis Shipping Co. LtdCorresponding author: nthemelis@naval.ntua.gr   Presented at the 17th Annual Conference of Marine Technology (ΕΛ.Ι.Ν.Τ.) – Nov 2023   ABSTRACTThe RETROFIT55 EU project aims to […]

Meet the Partners #14 – SimFWD, Greece

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As a concluding post of this series, we would like to introduce SimFWD, one of the leading Ship Design offices in Greece. SimFWD is renowned for their expertise with advanced engineering tools like FEA & CFD. Having several years of experience with these tools, SimFWD shall contribute with their expertise in tasks concerning the Hydrodynamic Optimization of the case study […]

Meet the Partners #13 – FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS AG, Germany

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With several years of experience in the field of flow-related shape optimization and with the help of their flagship software platform CAESES®, FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS AG shall contribute to the RETROFIT55 Consortium with their expertise in this field and also assist with several other tasks in the project. Meet the Partners #13 – FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS AG, Germany FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS AG is a German […]

Meet the Partners #12 – bound4blue, Spain

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In the RETROFIT55 project, as our second partner contributing in the area of Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP), we are thrilled to introduce bound4blue, a pivotal partner in this endeavour. Meet the Partners #12 – bound4blue, Spain bound4blue are pioneers in automated wind-assisted propulsion systems, offering turnkey solutions for shipowners seeking to reduce fuel costs and emissions as a validated […]

Meet the Partners #11 – Grimaldi Group, Italy

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Further to the first case study vessel which is a KAMSARMAX class Bulk Carrier, a second case study vessel shall be from Grimaldi Group.This vessel shall be a Eurocargo Class Ro-Ro vessel. Being a different type of vessel, this shall provide the consortium a different perspective on the hydrodynamic and operational optimization aspects. Meet the Partners #11 […]

Meet the Partners #10 – Aalto University (AALTO), Finland

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Yet another consortium partner representing the academia is the Aalto University (AALTO). Meet the Partners #10 – Aalto University (AALTO), Finland Aalto University is a beacon of interdisciplinary excellence, blending science, art, technology, and business to forge breakthroughs that transcend traditional boundaries. Celebrated as the 9th best young university globally (QS Top 50 Under 50, 2021) and lauded as a […]

Meet the Partners #9 – Astilleros de Santander S.A.U., Spain

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Retrofitting the existing fleet with suitable solutions is the key for a fast reduction of GHG emissions. Ship owners need to be guided on technical options and commercial implications (capital expenditure, impact on the payload of their ships). The return of the investment will be a key factor in the decision-making process. Fast decisions will result […]

Meet the Partners #8 – National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece

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Another consortium partner representing the academia is theNational Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Meet the Partners #8 – National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece NTUA participates in RETROFIT55 through the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. A team of several faculty members and researchers from the laboratories of ship design, naval hydrodynamics and marine engineering supports several studies […]

Meet the Partners #7 – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy

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As the project enters the second year, we continue our series of posts while entering an action-packed year for the project. The RETROFIT55 Consortium is coordinated by Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR, National Research Council of Italy), specifically by the Institute of Marine Engineering (INM). Meet the Partners #7 – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy CNR is the largest research […]

Meet the Partners #6 – Advanced Wing Systems, Ireland

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Apart from the Passive Air Lubrication System (PALS), another technology that shall be investigated in detail during the course of the RETROFIT55 project is the Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP) system.Advanced Wing Systems is one of two partners that shall be key contributors in this area. Meet the Partners #6 – Advanced Wing Systems, Ireland Advanced Wing Systems is a […]