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Workpackage 1: Extreme design parameters
Workpackage 2: Advanced Combustion Concepts
Workpackage 3: Multistage/Intelligent turbocharging
Workpackage 4: Turbocompound engine/hot engine
Workpackage 6: Emission reduction methods (internal-water)
Workpackage 7: Emission reduction methods (Internal-EGR)
Workpackage 8: Emissions aftertreatment
Workpackage 9: Reduced friction engine
Workpackage 11: Adaptive engine
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Structure
The work is divided into:

1. RTD Activities
2. Demonstration Activities
3. Training Activities
4. Management Activities

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1. RTD Activities

The Research and Technological Development work is structured in nine (9) Workpackages, eighteen (18) Tasks and Fifty-four (54) Subprojects.

 

 

   
 
 
 
   

 
Workpackage 1: Extreme design parameters
Workpackage 2: Advanced Combustion Concepts
Workpackage 3: Multistage/Intelligent turbocharging
Workpackage 4: Turbocompound engine/hot engine
Workpackage 6: Emission reduction methods (internal-water)
Workpackage 7: Emission reduction methods (Internal-EGR)
Workpackage 8: Emissions aftertreatment
Workpackage 9: Reduced friction engine
Workpackage 11: Adaptive engine
 

2. Demonstration Activities

Full scale shipboard installations are foreseen in HERCULES in the following Workpackages:

  • Workpackage 4: Turbocompound engine/hot-engine:

    Prototype components will be installed onboard a containership of Hapag Lloyd Container Linie GmbH.
    The objective will be to demonstrate the increased overall efficiency of the powerplant.
     
  • Workpackage 6: Emission reduction methods (internal-water).

    Water preparation and water engine injection systems will be installed onboard ships of: A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S and Wallenius Marine AB. The objective will also be to demonstrate the reduction in NOx emissions with the water injection system.
     
  • Workpackage 11: Adaptive engine

    An electronically controlled camless engine is expected to be installed onboard a newbuilt ship of Kristen Navigation Inc.
    The objective will be to demonstrate the suitability for the purpose and reliability of the "intelligent" control system.


     

3. Training Activities

Specialised Advanced Training Seminars will be organised in the final year of the I.P. in three Areas of Marine Engine R&D:

  • Experimental and Measurement methods (coordinator HUT)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics and Combustion (coordinator ETHZ)
  • Process simulation (coordinator NTUA/LME)

     

4. Management Activities

The Central Management activities of the I.P. HERCULES will be undertaken by the Coordinating Partner (ULEME E.E.I.G.).

The overall objective will be to coordinate the I.P. and be responsible for the technical / financial / administrative / legal management of the consortium. The Coordinating Partner will be responsible for inter-project & external communication links and as such will provide a gateway to the I.P. and a focal point of all partners in the consortium. It will represent the HERCULES consortium and act as an intermediary between the Consortium and the EC for all information flow. It will sign the contract with EC and arrange countersigning by all partners. It will prepare, review the Consortium Agreement (CA) and arrange all partners to sign it. It will follow the partners? technical progress throughout the Project, coordinate all Work Packages and collect and submit deliverables / reports. It will follow the partners? costs and prepare consolidated cost statements. It will collect audit certificates. It will receive / administer / distribute part payments to partners and keep accounts of accepted costs and work performed by each partner for each term and throughout the Project period.
The hierarchical structure of the I.P. HERCULES management entities is shown graphically in the following figure: 


 
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