Inland shipping operators and barge owners who wish to invest in making their vessel or fleet more environmentally sustainable can now register to participate in the practical trials for the CLINSH project. The second European tender will run from 13 April to 28 May 2018, 14:00.
A maximum of 21 vessels will be able to participate in this second round of CLINSH, with the following fuels and technologies being included:
- Already converted vessel running on LNG and a comparable counterpart vessel running on regular fuel
- Already converted hybrid vessel and a comparable counterpart vessel running on regular fuel
- LNG-powered vessels that run on diesel for a certain period of time
- Vessels running temporarily on the new generation of HVO biodiesel
- Vessels in which a ‘marinised’ euro VI engine will be installed
- Fuel-water emulsion in combination with the installation of SCR after-treatment
- Fuel-water emulsion in combination with gas-to-liquid
- SCR after-treatment in combination with gas-to-liquid
Vessels on LNG, CNG, SCR (DPF) and hybrid technology, to be used as a control group
First tender round, 2017
The first 26 participating vessels were selected by means of a European tender in the autumn of 2017. Almost half of these vessels are being fitted with emissions-control technology or converted to run on an alternative fuel. Examples include SCR-DPF after-treatment, fuel-water emulsion, hybrid installation or gas-to-liquid fuel. The other vessels are already running with emissions-control technology or alternative fuel and will serve as a control group.
Benefits of participation
Following the tender, the selected skippers will receive financial compensation for their participation in the CLINSH project. In addition, by participating you can gain valuable knowledge about the different technologies and the environmental benefits that you have achieved, and you will be playing a pioneering role within the sector. Good environmental performance can help skippers to acquire cargo contracts or gain access to ports. And finally, skippers can receive compensation for converting their vessels today, rather than waiting until these changes become mandatory in the future.
Are you interested in participating in CLINSH's practical trial? Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and use ‘Notify Tender CLINSH’ as subject. You will receive the registering information and an application form.
You will find downloads here (under 'second tender') to the following documents:
- Flyer in English / Dutch
- ‘easy to read’ version of the tender documents in English/German/Dutch