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Integration of design and operation of cruise ship energy systems

Integration of design and operation of cruise ship energy systems



Project coordinator

Åbo Akademi University

Other partners

  • Aalto University
  • Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
  • Meyer Turku (Finland)
  • Napa (Finland)
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises (United States)
  • Wärtsilä
  • Semantum
  • Granlund (Finland)
  • Koja Oy
  • Filterpak Oy
  • Alme Solutions Oy
  • Soletair Power Oy
  • Funded by

  • Business Finland
  • Budget

    3 000 000 euros

    Åbo Akademi University’s part of the budget

    1 200 000 euros (40%)

    INDECS aims to reduce the fuel consumption and the greenhouse gas emissions on cruise ships. This is done by design improvements on the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system, in combination with optimal operation of all hotel functionalities, propulsion and the engines. Significant improvements can be done by considering each part separately, and further improvements are possible by taking a holistic view on the problem, as the different parts are not independent. INDECS will also provide a simulation-based test bench for engines of different sizes and types, which can speed up the introduction of new engine types with very low GHG emissions to cruise ships.

    Contact us

    Jari Böling (Principal Investigator)

    Senior Researcher 

    Laboratory of Process and Systems Engineering

    Faculty of Science and Engineering
    To the project page in the research portal of Åbo Akademi University