About the Project - METRO

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METRO

Maritime Environment-friendly TRanspOrt systems

START DATE

01.01.2019

END DATE

31.12.2021

TOTAL BUDGET

€ 2.959.605

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE

4.1: Improve the quality, safety and environmental sustainability of marine and coastal transport services and nodes by promoting multimodality in the programme area

LEAD PARTNER

University of Trieste - Department of Engineering and Architecture

TARGET GROUPS

1. General public

2. Local, regional and national public authorities

3. Enterprises, transport operators including operators of multimodal logistics hubs, infrastructure providers

4. Education and training organisations

5. Universities and research institutes

METRO project aims to improve the environmental sustainability in the field of maritime transport, with a specific focus on touristic connections in the North Adriatic area. This objective will be pursued both from the technological point of view (development of hybrid solutions to be adopted in vessels used for passenger’s transportation), and from the logistic one (study on the adaptation of power supply infrastructures in small harbours, definition of new routes to be established among north Adriatic ports).
The project addresses various challenges that affect the Programme area, such as the need for more integrated, efficient and sustainable maritime connections between the eligible territories, the necessity to reduce traffic congestion caused by seasonal tourism flows, and the need to tackle the continuous lack of competitiveness of companies in shipbuilding.

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PARTNERSHIP

LEAD PARTNER

University of Trieste - Department of Engineering and Architecture

PIAZZALE EUROPA 1

Trieste - Italy

https://www.units.it


University of Trieste is a high education research centre with 18,000 students attending graduate, PhD, post-doc and master courses. The Department of Engineering and Architecture has relevant expertise in the field of electric engineering, naval architecture and marine engineering, including traditional sectors of marine engineering, as well as environmental issues arising from the construction of maritime works in offshore research and exploitation, from shipping, and submarines.


Contact person: Vittorio Bucci

E-mail: vbucci@units.it

PROJECT PARTNER

Wartsila Italia Spa

https://www.wartsila.com/ita


Wärtsilä Italia is part of Wärtsilä Corporation, a Finnish company, leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the global marine and energy markets. In 1997, Wärtsilä Corporation became a shareholder of Grandi Motori Trieste (GMT) and in 1999 GMT’s ownership was transferred totally to the Wärtsilä Group. In the year 2000, the company was named Wärtsilä Italia SpA. Wärtsilä Italia develops, sells, manufactures and provides service solutions for a wide range of medium speed engines.

Contact person: Emanuela Fregonese

E-mail: emanuela.fregonese@wartsila.com

PROJECT PARTNER

Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea

https://www.porto.trieste.it/


The Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea is a public body having as its primary task to direct, plan, coordinate, promote and control port operations and commercial and industrial activities in the ports of Trieste and Monfalcone. The Port of Trieste is is the top ranking Italian port for total throughout, with more than 62 million tons (2018) as well as for intermodal transport, with almost 10,000 trains (2018) having as main markets Central and Eastern Europe.


Contact person: Alberto Cozzi

E-mail: acozzi@porto.trieste.it

PROJECT PARTNER

Tehnomont shipyard ltd

http://www.tehnomont.hr/


Tehnomont Shipyard Pula LTD is a company founded in 1905. in a city well known for its shipbuilding and shiprepairing tradition. Shipbuilding and metal industry in general is our core business. Leading part of our production is based on shipbuilding of different types of working ships and sophisticated special purpose vessels made of aluminium and steel for the navy, coast guard, police and related services. We cooperate with eminent project designers and equipment suppliers.


Contact person: Mitja Koštomaj

E-mail: mkostomaj@tehnomont.hr

PROJECT PARTNER

Istrian Development Agency - IDA ltd

https://ida.hr/hr/


Istrian Development Agency – IDA Ltd. was founded by regional public authorities in 1999, as first regional development agency in Croatia and operational body entrusted with the implementation of development programmes in the Region of Istria. Today it’s one of leading Croatian regional development agencies and its primary role lies in the stimulation of the development of SMEs through securing financial support, developing entrepreneurial infrastructure and providing training courses


Contact person: Filip Šetić

E-mail: filip.setic@ida.hr

PROJECT PARTNER

University of Rijeka - Faculty of Engineering

http://www.riteh.uniri.hr/


The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Rijeka is a leading higher education, scientific and research institution in the field of engineering sciences in the region. The Faculty encompasses 11 departments, which include 36 sections and 50 laboratories. The Faculty offers undergraduate and graduate university study programmes in mechanical engineering, naval architecture, electrical engineering and computer engineering as well as a doctoral study


Contact person: Roko Dejhalla

E-mail: roko.dejhalla@riteh.hr

PROJECT PARTNER

University of Rijeka - Faculty of Maritime Studies

https://www.pfri.uniri.hr/


University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime Studies is one of the scientific and educational components of the University of Rijeka. Activities are organized in five departments and three independent departments. It offers scientific expertise and experience in: transport logistics, technology, port operations, economics of transport, shipping and port economics, maritime safety, navigation, electronics, marine engineering, power plants, maritime law, law of the sea verbal maritime communications.


Contact person: Aleksandar Cuculić

E-mail: cuculic@pfri.hr

NEWS & EVENTS

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PROJECT DOCUMENTS

Bellow you can find main project outputs and documents:

2.1_Project poster

PUBLISHED ON 21/02/2022
PDF (0.64 Mb)

2.2_Final conference_Follow up report

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (1.64 Mb)

2.2_Workshops_Follow up report

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (8.55 Mb)

2.2_Round tables_Follow up report

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (1.49 Mb)

2.3_NEWSLETTER FOR PERIOD  JUNE 2019 - DECEMBER 2019

PUBLISHED ON 06/04/2022
PDF (1.06 Mb)

2.3_NEWSLETTER FOR PERIOD  JANUARY 2020 - JUNE 2020

PUBLISHED ON 06/04/2022
PDF (2.8 Mb)

2.3_NEWSLETTER FOR PERIOD  JULLY 2020 - DECEMBER 2020

PUBLISHED ON 06/04/2022
PDF (1.81 Mb)

2.3_FINAL NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 2021

PUBLISHED ON 06/04/2022
PDF (1.88 Mb)

2.2_Press_conferences_Follow up report

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (1.08 Mb)

2.4_Scientific article_Progetto Metro: industria e università fanno squadra per l’ambiente

PUBLISHED ON 21/02/2022
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2.4_Scientific article_2_An overview of measures for improving the energy performance of ships

PUBLISHED ON 21/02/2022
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2.4_Scientific article_3_Performance In-Live of Marine Engines A Tool for

PUBLISHED ON 21/02/2022
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2.4_Scientific article_4_ Environmental and operative impact of the electrification of a double-ended ferry

PUBLISHED ON 21/02/2022
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2.4_Scientific article_5_Environment-friendliness in Maritime Transport

PUBLISHED ON 21/02/2022
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2.4_Scientific article_6_ Journal of Maritime and Transportation Sciences_RITEH

PUBLISHED ON 21/02/2022
PDF (4.98 Mb)

2.4_Scientific article_7_RITEH

PUBLISHED ON 07/04/2022
PDF (3.7 Mb)

2.4_Scientific article_8_UNITS

PUBLISHED ON 07/04/2022
PDF (2.27 Mb)

2.4_Scientific article_9_UNITS

PUBLISHED ON 07/04/2022
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2.4_Scientific article_10_UNITS

PUBLISHED ON 07/04/2022
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2.4_Action plan for the establishment of new touristic routes based on green technology vessels

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (3.38 Mb)

Deliverable 3.1. - Hybrid Propulsion Unit, Energy Storage and Controls

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (2.59 Mb)

Annex to Deliverable 3.1. - Technical Specification Ferry

PUBLISHED ON 27/04/2022
PDF (0.69 Mb)

Annex to Deliverable 3.1. - Technical Specification RoPax

PUBLISHED ON 27/04/2022
PDF (0.69 Mb)

Deliverable 3.2. - Hull modeling and design

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (0.77 Mb)

Annex to Deliverable_3.2_Database_DE_Ferry_final

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (1.13 Mb)

Annex to Deliverable_3.2_Database_Ro_Pax_final

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (1.23 Mb)

Annex to Deliverable_3.2_Double ended ferry structural model_final

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (2.75 Mb)

Annex to Deliverable_3.2_Ro-Pax ferry structural model_final

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (2.23 Mb)

Deliverable 3.3. - System integration and demonstrators

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (0.91 Mb)

Deliverable 3.3. - Ships Virtual Prototyping

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (2.82 Mb)

Annex to Deliverable_3.3_CFD_Double_ended_ferry_final

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (7.91 Mb)

Annex to Deliverable_3.3_CFD_Ro_Pax_ferry_final

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (6.01 Mb)

Annex to Deliverable_3.3_Seakeeping_Ro_Pax_ferry_final

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (1.41 Mb)

Annex to Deliverable_3.3_Seakeeping_DE_ferry_final

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (1.22 Mb)

Annex to Deliverable_3.3_Global FE Strength Analysis of Double ended ferry_final

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (13.15 Mb)

Annex to Deliverable_3.3_Global FE Strength Analysis of Ro-Pax ferry_final

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (10.25 Mb)

3D model for CFD Simulations - RoPax

PUBLISHED ON 20/05/2022
3DM (0.35 Mb)

3D model for Structural Analysis - RoPax

PUBLISHED ON 20/05/2022
3DM (17.65 Mb)

3D virtual prototype - RoPax

PUBLISHED ON 20/05/2022
DESIGN (80.12 Mb)

3D model for CFD Simulations - Ferry

PUBLISHED ON 20/05/2022
3DM (0.2 Mb)

3D model for Structural Analysis - Ferry

PUBLISHED ON 20/05/2022
3DM (63.09 Mb)

3D virtual prototype - Ferry

PUBLISHED ON 20/05/2022
ZIP (71.19 Mb)

METRO_Project Public access to deliverable documents and additional info

PUBLISHED ON 05/05/2022
PDF (1.02 Mb)

Deliverable 4.1. - Charging stations and peer infrastructure

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (4.7 Mb)

Deliverable 4.2. - Ground electricity infrastructures and grids

PUBLISHED ON 31/08/2021
PDF (3.8 Mb)

Deliverable 4.3.  - Regulations in force and certifications

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (3.95 Mb)

Deliverable 5.1. - Navigational, meteorological and oceanographic analysis 

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (4.74 Mb)

Deliverable 5.2. - Passengers and Goods flow dynamics, Analysis of port capacity for target ships & ships energy consumption

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (2.82 Mb)

Deliverable 5.3. -  Report on analyses of ro-ro passenger and cross border routes

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (4.76 Mb)

Deliverable 5.4. - Analysis (report) - innovative services at harbours 

PUBLISHED ON 22/04/2022
PDF (2.86 Mb)

VIDEO

3D models and virtual prototypes for ship design

In the METRO project the ship design process has been supported by 3D models, built for different scopes. In particular, CFD and structural analyses have been performed using specifically built models, and general ship design has been evaluated by means of virtual prototypes. The latter are 3D virtual representations of a ship model that allow to perform a set of design tasks in a variable virtual environment.

This video provides a very short presentation of the project as a whole, and briefly describes the virtual prototypes built during the project.

All the 3D models built during the project are available in the dedicated website section, together with all the deliverables.

The Maritime Environment-friendly Transportation systems research project

Can the environmental sustainability of tourist maritime transport in the North Adriatic be improved?

This was the goal of METRO (Maritime Environment-friendly TRanspOrt systems), a research project funded by the European Union.

The project had a strong multidisciplinary approach, coupling the best technologies in the field of electrical shipboard power systems with a modern approach to the ship design. Moreover, the integration of the ships with the ground services was also addressed.

This video provides a very short presentation of the project as a whole, describing its aims, how it was organized, and what where the main achievements and lessons learned.

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