The European tender for demonstration vessels CLINSH has been successful
The deadline for the tender for the CLean INland SHipping (CLINSH) project was on the 29th of May 2017. For this tender 41 submissions were received. The selection of the vessels for the CLINSH-project will take some time. A total of 30 vessels can participate in the demonstration.
In the period 29th of May to mid July 2017 the selection of the vessels will take place. Mid July the provisional contracts will be awarded to the ship-owners who received a positive review. All ship-owners who participated in the tender will be informed about the results. Subsequently, the statutory notice period starts until mid August. After this period the contracts will be finalised. At the end of August 2017 the CLINSH-project team will publish which vessels have been selected for the remodeling and monitoring equipment to measure the performance of the emission reduction technology. For a maximum period of 2 years the emissions will be measured continuously on board of the selected vessels. This will provide valuable Information about the environmental performance and operational costs when applying the different techniques. The demonstration will begin in 2018.
The practical trials will involve 30 vessels selected by means of the European tender. The total project fleet will comprise two groups:
15 vessels which will be fitted (by the owner) with an emissions-reducing technology or will be adapted to sail on an alternative fuel during the demonstration project. The technologies to be tested are SCR-DPF, Fuel Water Emulsion, hybrid installations, Liquified Natural Gas and Gas to Liquid Fuel.
15 vessels which already have been fitted with an emissions-reducing technology or are already sailing on an alternative fuel.
CLINSH is a demonstration project intended to analyze the effectiveness and cost-efficiency of emissions-reducing technologies in the inland shipping sector and to formulate policy recommendations. It includes the use of alternative fuels. The project was officially launched on the 1st of September 2016 and is funded under the European Union’s LIFE programme. The total project value is in excess of € 8.5 million. The 17 participating partners will invest in research intended to enhance the sustainability of the inland shipping sector.