Frontrunners in inland shipping invited to test sustainable technologies
The CLINSH (CLean INland SHipping) project partners are calling for inland shipping operators and barge owners who are willing to invest in improving their vessel or fleet’s sustainability. The third European tender for the practical trials of this project, which aims to improve sustainability in the inland shipping industry, will run from 13 March to 22 April 2019, 14:00.
Measuring equipment will be installed on every ship that participates in the CLINSH practical trials, after which ship emissions will be continuously measured over a period of at least one year. This will yield valuable information about the environmental performance and operating costs associated with the various technologies.
Which ships are invited to participate?
A maximum of 20 vessels of which the owners are willing to invest will be able to participate in this third trial stage, with the following fuels and technologies being included:
- SCR combined with DPF
- FWE or FWE+ combined with (temporary) GTL
- Euro VI / NRE
- 100% electric
- Hybrid or diesel-electric
- Installation of electronic common rail technique
We are also searching for vessels to serve as control group in the trial, running on LNG, CNG, Euro VI engine, CCR1 or CCR2 engine, or hybrid power.
Benefits of participation
Following the tender, the selected skippers will receive financial compensation for their participation in the CLINSH project. The ship owners will receive up to 50% of the costs for purchasing and installing the technology. Skippers who have already implemented emission-control technology or alternative fuel may be entitled to expenses of up to €10,000 per vessel. All CLINSH participants are therefore entitled to financial compensation for helping to obtain the information that we need to make the inland shipping sector greener, faster. In addition, your participation will allow you to gain valuable knowledge about the various available technologies and the environmental benefits that you achieve, plus you will take on a pioneering role within the sector. Good environmental performance can help skippers in acquiring cargo contracts or gaining access to ports. Finally, skippers can receive compensation for converting their vessels today, rather than waiting until these changes might become mandatory in the future.
If you are interested in participating in the CLINSH practical trials, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and use ‘Notify Tender CLINSH’ as subject. You will then receive the registration information and an application form. We look forward to hearing from you.