Implementation of zero emission fast shortsea shipping and design of the Stavanger demonstrator

Evangelos Boulougouris, Apostolos Papanikolaou, Mikal Dahle, Edmund Tolo, Yan Xing-Kaeding, Christoph Jurgenhake, Tobias Seidenberg, Carolina Sachs, Craig Brown, Frode Jenset

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The paper describes the implementation of state-of-the-art “Industry 4.0” methods and tools, of a holistic ship design optimization and of modular production methods, as well as of advanced battery technologies in the development of an innovative, fully electrical, fast zero-emission catamaran for waterborne urban transport. The design of a fast catamaran passenger ferry prototype (Medstraum), planned for operation as a waterborne shuttle in the Stavanger/Norway area, and of a replicator for operation at the Thames River/London are elaborated, including on land infrastructural issues that are necessary for their operation. The presented research is in the frame of the H2020 funded project “TrAM—Transport: Advanced andModular” (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-132
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Ship Production and Design
Issue number3
Early online date5 Jul 2023
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2023


  • air emission
  • ship production
  • passenger transportation
  • ground transportation
  • optimization problem
  • artificial intelligence
  • Norway government
  • Stavanger demonstrator
  • decarbonisation in shipping
  • electrification of short-sea shipping


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