VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

ABB oy

Cehipar

Sistemar

Moller-Maersk

Cintranaval-Defcar

The consortium includes firms and research institutes that are complementary in the technological areas of investigation required in the project. ABB is a world leader expert in the design of podded propulsors. They introduced the concept of podded propulsion for the first time about two decades ago, which has been considered an important milestone in the history of marine propulsion. SISTEMAR is the world leader in number of tip loaded propeller designs installed on actual ships. They pioneered the research on tip loaded propellers and were the first to reach practical applications in the form of CLT propellers. VTT has been at the forefront of the hydrodynamic research in pods from the point of view of both model tests and CFD, and in CFD applied to endplate propellers. CEHIPAR has the largest experience and data base on model tests on CLT propellers, and they have strong expertise in noise evaluation. CND is engineering office with broad knowhow in ship design. Their contribution is needed for reaching practical solutions in the project from the engineering/technical standpoint. MAERSK is a worldwide leading operator of cargo ships. Their contribution is needed for reaching practical solutions in the project from the economical/exploitation standpoint.