BASF presents innovative tanker for low water on the Rhine
The project started with a meeting at BASF, after which DST began developing the tanker in a consortium. The aim was to significantly improve the tanker’s capacity, even at very shallow drafts, in order to improve supplies to the Ludwigshafen production site in the low water season. CFD calculations and model tests followed later, with promising results. BASF has now commissioned the shipping company STOLT to build the ship and put it into service by the end of 2022.
Joint research project FlaBi has started
The joint research project “FlaBi”, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Eco-nomic Affairs and Energy, was launched in December 2020. The project deals with the de-velopment of dedicated ships for extreme shallow water conditions. The DST is responsible for the coordination of the joint project and carries out its own sub-project “FlaBiTec”.
Space@Sea – Final Demonstration of the Modular Floating Island with Superstructures Manufactured at DST
With the Horizon2020 project completing this month, the final demonstrator was presented at the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN). At DST the superstructure to represent the results of two substantial work packages (WPs) has been designed and manufactured.
Working on future port technologies
During his visit to DST, the transport minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Mr. Hendrik Wüst, has handed over the grant approval of the new Port Research Lab to the consortium and visited the Test and Control Centre Autonomous Inland Shipping (VeLABi).
Project BinSmart has started as of 2020-08-01
Inland shipping, known to be a reliable, safe and environment-friendly transport mode, is essential for a sustainable transport in the future. With approx. 230 million tons of transported goods per year and roundabout four hundred thousand employees a competitive industry and economic prosperity can only be guaranteed by an innovative inland shipping. Securing and even strengthening its ability to compete, research and innovation is crucial for a clean and modern fleet.
DST institute director appointed as member of the innovation commission of federal transport ministry
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bettar Ould El Moctar, institute director of DST – Development Center of Ship Technology and Transport Systems and Chair of the Institute of Ship Technology, Ocean Engineering and Transport Systems of the University of Duisburg-Essen, ha
Space@Sea – Subsystem demonstration for standardised floating platforms
For two weeks in January 2020, extensive model testing of the Space@Sea concept took place at DST’s shallow water basin. The project aims to design multi-use, affordable and standardised floaters that can be assembled to large platforms with arbitrary