Medstraum: design and operation of the first zero-emission fast catamaran

Apostolos Papanikolaou, Mikal Dahle, Edmund Tolo, Yan Xing-Kaeding, Andreas Prinz, Frode Jenset, Evangelos Boulougouris, Afroditi Kanellopoulou, George Zaraphonitis, Christoph Jürgenhake, Tobias Seidenberg

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Abstract

The paper deals with the design, construction and the early operation of the worldwide 1 st battery driven high-speed catamaran passenger ferry MS Medstraum. The paper elaborates on unique issues of the design process, on the superior hydrodynamic performance, on the modular construction of vessel and on the land-based electrical/charging installation. MS Medstraum was built by Fjellstrand AS and was launched in early June 2022. After successful sea trials that superseded the expectations of designers, builders and operators, achieving a maximum speed of over 27 knots, it started operations in the Stavanger/Norway area in late September 2022. The prototype character of MS Medstraum led to its selection as “Ship of the Year 2022” at the major international maritime exhibition SMM 2022 (September 2022, Hamburg). The presented research is in the frame of the H2020 funded project “TrAM – Transport: Advanced and Modular” (www.tramproject.eu).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2023
EventThe 8th International Symposium on Ship Operations, Management and Economics - Eugenides Foundation Auditorium, Athens, Greece
Duration: 7 Mar 20238 Mar 2023

Conference

ConferenceThe 8th International Symposium on Ship Operations, Management and Economics
Abbreviated titleSOME 2023
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityAthens
Period7/03/238/03/23

Keywords

  • air emission
  • sustainability
  • optimization problem
  • medstraum
  • artificial intelligence
  • Papanikolaou
  • Norway government
  • climate change
  • Europe government
  • electrical industrial apparatus

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