EU Waterborne Transport – Synergies Ecosystem (EUWT-SE)

Collaboration with other projects – EUWT Synergies Ecosystem (EUWT-SE)

In November 2023, three EU-funded projects, FLEXSHIP, HYPOBATT and SEABAT came together and started a collaboration with the aim of identifying common areas of interest, explore ways to adopt best practices and to enhance their project results for the benefit of waterborne transport.
Being the initiative open to other parallel/similar EU funded projects, since the beginning of 2024 EUWT-SE has welcomed other three projects, AENEAS, NEMOSHIP and DT4GS, as new participants in this compelling initiative which will further boost the results of all the involved projects.

SEABAT (Solutions for large batteries for waterborne transport)will apply a modular approach, with the aim to reduce component costs (battery, convertor) so that unique ship designs can profit from economies of scale by using standardised low-cost modular components. In SEABAT existing commercial battery cells will be used, the concept will be suitable for future battery generations and high-power components that may have higher power densities or are based on different chemistries. (link to visit project website)

FLEXSHIP (Flexible and modular large battery systems for safe on-board integration and operation of electric power, demonstrated in multiple type of ships) aim is to develop and validate safe and reliable, flexible, modular, and scalable solutions for electrification of the waterborne sector. (link to visit project website)

HYPOBATT (Hyper powered vessel battery charging system) the European project has brought together 18 key players from the European maritime sector. The aim is to develop a fast charging system for ships and demonstrate it at selected locations. Initially, the ferry service between the North German ports of Norddeich and Norderney will be electrified. (link to visit project website)

DT4GS (Open collaboration and open Digital Twin infrastructure for Green Smart Shipping) is aimed at delivering an “Open Digital Twin Framework” for both shipping companies and the broader waterborne industry actors to tap into new opportunities made available through the use of Digital Twins(DTs).The project will enable stakeholders in shipping to actively embrace the full spectrum of Digital Twins innovations to support smart green shipping in both the upgrade of existing ships, as well as the building of new vessels. For further info you can visit the DT4GS project website.

NEMOSHIP is an Innovation Action (IA) project awarded under the Horizon Europe programme. The project started in early 2023 and has a 4 years duration.
The ambition of NEMOSHIP is to develop, test, demonstrate new innovative technologies, methodologies and guidelines to better optimise large electric battery power technology within hybrid and fully electrical ships. (link to visit project website)

AENEAS is and Tesearch and Innovation Action and aims to achieve climate neutrality, the European Green Deal sets an ambitious strategy for a 90 % reduction in transport emissions by 2050. This includes waterborne transport systems. In this context, the EU-funded AENEAS project will focus on increased and early deployment of climate-neutral energy storage solutions and significant electrification of shipping. (link to visit project website)