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RESHIP is an extraordinarily ambitious project which involves complex research and developement challenges and revolutionary technologies to address the target of zero emission for future shipping. The project ultimate ambition is to achieve a minimum overall 35% energy saving and to half the hydrogen storage demands on space and/or on weight comparing to the state-of-the-art hydrogen powered vessels, so that to enable a paradigm shift of hydrogen usage onboard.
Under the framework of Zero Emission Waterborne Transport (ZEWT), hydrogen as the future fuel for ships with the booming renewable energy industry offers the opportunity to formulate a self-sustainable zero-emission water energy ecosystem. With new technologies bringing drastic changes for ship design, manufacturing, operation and infrastructure, both new and existing vessels are facing challenges to accommodate the revolutionary changes. 


RESHIP is funded by the European Union's Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement 101056815. 

Funding Programme: Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON)

Call: Clean and competitive solutions for all transport modes (HORIZON-CL5-2021-D5-01)​

Action: HORIZON-RIA HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions

Topic: Innovative on-board energy saving solutions (ZEWT Partnership)

Duration: 3 years, September 2022 - August 2025

Consortium: 13 Partners from 9 Countries

Scientific Coordination: UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

Project Coordination: HYSILABS

Total Budget: 3 758 912.50 €

Project Work Packages


Project Administration and

WP1 aims at conducting smooth and efficient project execution by appropriate administrative and financial management.

WP1 is organized in two main tasks which concern: the "Administrative and financial management" (Task 1.1, leaded by HYSILABS) and the "Scientific and technological management" (Task 1.2, leaded by HYSILABS)



Dissemination, exploitation, and communication activities

WP2 aims to coordinate the dissemination, exploitation and communication activities and support the RESHIP consortium to present project activities to the world. The specific objectives of WP2 are:

  • to prepare, implement and monitor project communication activities targeting towards the general public, particularly EU taxpayers.

  • to form dissemination strategy, coordinate and conduct project dissemination activities targeting the scientific community, industry end-users, operational representatives, policymakers and regulators, to disseminate the project’s activities and outcomes widely and to improve the competitiveness.

  • to strategically plan the exploitation activities, clearly identify commercial and non-commercial exploitation of project research outcomes and organise exploitation activities to ensure the appropriate use of project outcomes and to maximise the uptake of the developed technologies.

WP2 is organized in four main tasks which concern: the "Strategy planning, coordination and monitoring of project dissemination, exploitation and communication activities" (Task 2.1, leaded by the UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE), the "Project communication activities" (Task 2.2, leaded by CNR), the "Project dissemination activities" (Task 2.3, leaded by CNR) and the "Project exploitation activities" (Task 2.4, leaded by CNR).

Leader: CNR 


Development of hydrogen compatible energy saving devices for maritime and
inland ships

WP3 is focused on developing novel hydrogen preferred Energy Saving Devices (ESDs) for marine and inland ships with key innovation on TAPs technology. The main objectives have been defined:

  • to review and refine the design requirements for ESDs to be applied on hydrogen powered vessels.

  • to design, develop and validate the TAPs technology with CFD based surrogate modelling and machine learning for hydrogen maritime and inland ship application for energy saving and smooth power delivery.

  • to categorise existing ESDs and evaluate the compatibility for hydrogen vessels to propose single or combined ESD solutions.

  • to implement the best numerical & experimental tools to investigate the performance of the developed ESD solutions on the demonstrator vessel and the other representative marine and inland vessels

WP3 is organized in four main tasks which concern: the "Design requirement and methodology development of the ESDs for hydrogen powered vessel" (Task 3.1, leaded by the UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE), the "Design ESD solutions, including TAPs technology, for hydrogen powered vessels" (Task 3.2, leaded by the UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE), the "Numerical simulation and design optimisation for ESD solutions on hydrogen powered vessels" (Task 3.3, leaded by CHALMERS) and the "Experimental investigation of ESDs for hydrogen powered vessels with the target vessel" (Task 3.4, leaded by CNR).



Development of energy efficient liquid inorganic hydrogen carrier for ship

WP4 is focused on the development of novel liquid inorganic hydrogen carrier (HydroSil) towards onboard application with energy efficient measures. The following objectives have been identified:

  • To investigate the design and implementation boundaries for HydroSil to be applied onboard.

  • To design and develop systems for HydroSil storage, release, and utilisation.

  • To develop energy efficient solutions for hydrogen handling and to ensure efficient use of onboard hydrogen.

  • To evaluate the developed system with experiments.

  • To develop associated drivetrain and power management system and investigate its performance.

  • To understand the scalability of the developed technologies to MW and 10s MW levels.

WP4 is organized in three main tasks which concern: the "HydroSil Release Reactor Design, Development and Testing" (Task 4.1, leaded by the HYSILABS), the "Pre-design of the modularised onboard energy-efficient hydrogen system (storage, release,utilisation, energy savings)" (Task 4.2, leaded by the H2TEC) and the "Scalability of the modular hydrogen power system" (Task 4.3, leaded by BAUMÜLLER).



Ship design and technology integration for the developed energy efficiency solution for both new builds and retrofits 

WP5 is dedicated to ship design study to integrate the developed technologies, to generate design drawings and to investigate the compliancy for rules and regulations. Key Objectives are:

  • To integrate the developed ESD and HydroSil solutions and to propose the best solution under the compliance of class rules and local and international regulations.

  • To revise the design logic to accommodate for the changes needed including: general arrangement, structure, hydrostatic, hydrodynamic, propulsion and energy management.

  • To conduct concept and detailed design for the proposed solution as applied to both new builds and retrofits in both inland and marine transport.

  • To specify the onboard equipment associated with the proposed solution and scale to suit for a wide range of applications.

WP5 is organized in four main tasks which concern: the "Gap-analysis of rules, regulations and certification to introduce planned RESHIP solutions onboard" (Task 5.1, leaded by BUREAU VERITAS), the "Translation of gap-analysis results into the target vessel to perform initial design and analysis" (Task 5.2, leaded by GLAFCOS MARINE), the "System design and optimisation for the integration of the developed technologies, ESD and HydroSil" (Task 5.3, leaded by BUREAU VERITAS) and the "Further design and integration study for the implementation on representative ship types in marine and inland waterway " (Task 5.4, leaded by GLAFCOS MARINE).



Project demonstrator development: full-scale validation for the developed energy efficient solutions

WP6 is dedicated to design and develop a demonstrator using the target ship to validate technology in real sea conditions and perform monitoring for the operational performance. Both main systems aimed to increase the energy efficiency of the vessel are integrated onto the target vessel based on detailed, class approved construction drawings where necessary. Installation of equipment and components is planned and conducted in the ship yard followed by extensive in-field demonstration of the achievements of the ESDs and Hydrogen System. Objectives are listed below:

  • Detailed design of the developed technology to be retrofitted onto the target ship.

  • Drawing, calculation and report for class approval.

  • Specification and purchase of the onboard equipment.

  • Retrofit the target vessel and perform the sea trial for performance evaluation.

  • Ongoing operation, continuous monitoring and reporting

WP6 is organized in four main tasks which concern: the "Detailed Design for Target Ship" (Task 6.1, leaded by GLAFCOS MARINE), the "Strategic Planning of Installation" (Task 6.2, leaded by O.S. ENERGY), the "Manufacture of ESD and Hydrogen Systems" (Task 6.3, leaded by O.S. ENERGY) and the "Installation and Commissioning of ESD and Hydrogen Systems" (Task 6.4, leaded by ESBJERG SHIPYARD).

Leader: O.S. ENERGY


Wider application and impact assessment for the developed solutions

WP7 aims to evaluate the overall impact of the developed energy efficient hydrogen solution for wider applications to different ship types up to fleet level and to quantify the potential technical and economic benefits and risks. Key objectives are:

  • To evaluate the performance enhancements of the developed technilogy for the selected representative case for vessels in marine and inland waterway.

  • To identify the changes to ship operations (i.e. fuelling, loading, ballasting) and to quantify the operational performance for different ship types.

  • To understand the compliancy of the developed technologies on the class rules, IMO and EU regulations (i.e. EEDI, CII, EEXI, minimum power requirements, manoeuvring and NOx, SOx, PM emissions etc.) for new builds and retrofits in marine and inland waterway.

  • To evaluate the cost economics for the developed technologies for newbuilds and retrofits using Life Cycle Cost (LCC) Assessment framework to prepare for the business case and explore the marketability.

WP7 is organized in three main tasks which concern: the "Definition of fleet families and modelling of operational profiles" (Task 7.1, leaded by DST), the "Assessment of suitability of the developed solutions per fleet family" (Task 7.2, leaded by BUREAU VERITAS) and the "Development of technology uptake scenarios and fleet modelling" (Task 7.3, leaded by STONE MARINE).

Leader: DST

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