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Gdynia Maritime University, Maritime Institute

81-87 Morska St.
81-225 Gdynia
Poland

Hanseatic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

Haus 1
Richard-Wagner-Straße 31
18119 Rostock
Germany

Maritime University of Szczecin

Wały Chrobrego 1-2
70-500 Szczecin
Poland

Metropolitan Area Gdansk-Gdynia-Sopot

ul. Długi Targ 39/40
80–830 Gdańsk
Poland

University of Rostock

Universitätsplatz 1
18055 Rostock
Germany

Association for the Promotion Knowledge about Sea

Ul. Wały Chrobrego 1-2
64 70-500 Szczecin
Poland

Inwl non-profit Limited Institute for sustainable Economy and Logistics

Georg-Büchner-Str. 17
18055 Rostock
Germany

Klaipeda Science and Technology Park

Vilhelmo Berbomo str. 10
92221 Klaipėda
Lithuania

German Association of Transport Sciences Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V.

Department of Maritime Studies of Hochschule Wismar

Logistics Initiative Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania e.V.

SIM maritime components GmbH

Gdańsk Shipping Ltd.

FINOMAR Ltd.

Poltramp Yard S.A

PGNiG Retail Branch

Maritime Cluster Northern Germany

UAB Emerson process management

Vilnius Locomotive Repair Depot

BLEKINGE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

29 Partners
5 Countries

Poland – Denmark – Germany – Lithuania – Sweden

GDYNIA MARITIME UNIVERSITY, MARITIME INSTITUTE
Contact persons
  1. Grazyna Pazikowska-Sapota, phone: +48 609 199 940, e-mail: Grazyna.Pazikowska-Sapota@im.umg.edu.pl
  2. Grazyna Dembska, phone: +48 690 490 338, e-mail: Grazyna.Dembska@im.umg.edu.pl

Since 1920 the University has been preparing graduates for officer positions on board merchant marine vessels and for managerial positions at the land-based institutions and companies representing the maritime industry and seaside regions.

The Maritime University also actively co-operates in the conduct of joint research projects. Whereas the Maritime Institute (MI) conducts research work, scientific and implementation projects, studies and assessments among others in the field of  transport economy, maritime law and economics, modernization and management of sea ports, monitoring and threats prevention of the Southern Baltic, water economy and maritime engineering, shaping and conservation of the nature, management of the coastal areas, establishing databases and implementing a new technologies. The Maritime Institute has a huge experience in the research implementation and transfer of R&D results and in conducting international research projects. The Maritime Institute as a Lead Partner of the project Liquid Energy will be responsible for coordination activities, management and internal communication between partners of the project. The MI will be responsible for collecting information related to the impact of the use of (Bio-)LNG solutions on the environment. The MI will take care also of activities related to investment – refuelling mobile (bio-)LNG.

HANSEATIC INSTITUTE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Contact persons
  1. Pawel Warszycki, phone: +49 176 24 04 33 74, e-mail: warszycki@hie-ro.de
  2. Agata Korpal, phone: +49 152 23 08 95 01, e-mail: korpal@hie-ro.de

HIE-RO took part in several cross-border and other projects like DesignEntrepreneurShip (South Baltic Programme), Capacity Building Project (South Baltic Programme), SBTP (South Baltic Programme), KryoInnoNetz, ELROS (financed by South Baltic Programme), BSR Innoreg (BSR Programme), INMOD (financed by Federal Ministry of Regional Development) covering aspects of innovation, (intermodal) transport and regional development. 

HIE-RO is / was mainly responsible for analytical activities with the focus on assessment of interrelation between technological solutions, system and framework development and socioeconomic effects.

MARITIME UNIVERSITY OF SZCZECIN
Contact persons
  1. Cezary Behrendt, phone: +48 605 786 750, e-mail: c.behrendt@am.szczecin.pl
  2. Marcin Szczepanek, phone: +48 602 692 578, e-mail: m.szczepanek@am.szczecin.pl

Maritime University of Szczecin (MUS) is a public, technical university the history of which dates back to 1947. 

We offer education to 3000 students within 12 BSc programmes (+2 in English) and 6 MSc programmes (+2 in English) also 7 non-degree postgraduate programmes, and numerous vocational courses and training

Our mission is to educate highly qualified marine crew i.e. navigators and mechanical engineers who perfectly cater for the needs of contemporary merchant fleet.  We educate also highly qualified on-shore personnel of transport-forwarding-logistics industry.

The University boasts over 100 well-equipped laboratories, a modern research-training vessel – the m/s Nawigator XXI and 17 most technically advanced simulators such as: Marine Centrifugal Pump Simulator, Ship Handling Simulator, LNG EU Training Centre, Anti-Collision ARPA Simulator, Vessel Traffic System (VTS) Simulator, Satellite Communication System Simulator – GMDSS, Hydro-Acoustic Simulator, Autopilot Simulator, Radar Simulator, Cargo Handling Simulator, Fishing Simulator, Operational and Graphical Engine Room Simulators, Engine Room Full Mission Simulator K-Sim type, Refrigeration Simulator, Full-Mission Bridge Simulator, Fuel Research, Hydraulic Fluids and Environmental Protection Centre

Moreover, MUS has been actively participating in numerous externally funded international projects which resulted in state-of-the-art research and didactic infrastructure but also in researching into most pressing, maritime issues and following the latest educational trends (between 2000-2020 we participated in nearly 100 projects, including 4 within Horizon2020).

The University is composed of five faculties:

  • Faculty of Navigation
  • Faculty of Marine Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering and Economics of Transport
  • Faculty of Computer Science and Telecommunications
  • Faculty of Mechatronics and Electrical Engineering
METROPOLITAN AREA GDANSK-GDYNIA-SOPOT
Contact persons
  1. Mariusz Sadłowski, phone: +48 506 404 871, e-mail: sadlowski@metropoliagdansk.pl
  2. Alicja Mongird, phone: +48 693 898 766, e-mail: mongird@metropoliagdansk.pl
  3. Krzysztof Perycz-Szczepański, phone: +48 789 205 554, e-mail: perycz-szczepański@metropoliagdansk.pl

The Gdansk-Gdynia-Sopot Metropolitan Area (formerly the Gdansk Metropolitan Area) was established on September 15, 2011 to strengthen cooperation and to achieve the harmonious development of the entire metropolitan area around Gdansk, by making the best use of the potential of the member cities and municipalities, while at the same time respecting their differences and particular characters.

Its establishment was an initiative of Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, who in early 2011 invited dozens of local governments to discuss the issues of the metropolitan area. It was not the first time this topic had been raised since discussions had been taking place since the early 90’s when it was identified that Poland needed to support the development of large urban areas. Since 2011 several important initiatives of metropolitan cooperation have been realised: the Gdansk Bay Metropolitan Council, the Gdansk Bay Metropolitan Communication Association and the Metropolitan ticket have all been created. None of the initiatives have led, however, to the formalisation of cooperation in the wider metropolitan area. The establishment of the association was also a reaction to the lack of legislative action regulating cooperation in metropolitan areas, i.e. lex metropolis.

The discussions, which led to the establishment of the Gdansk Metropolitan Area, lasted several months. They were attended by many mayors, presidents and governors and the presidents and councillors of municipalities, cities and counties, as well as the publishers of the major regional media.

Currently, 57 local governments operate within OMG-G-S, which covers a total area of nearly 6,700km², and is inhabited by 1.55 million inhabitants.

The Gdansk-Gdynia-Sopot Metropolitan Area is the fastest growing area of northern Poland. It is also a significant centre of integration processes in the Baltic Sea region as well as being an important link in the transport chain, linking the north and west of Europe with the central and southern part of the continent.

It is also a window to the world for the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, which are the natural catchment area for the two largest seaports in Poland. These ports are the only ports on the Baltic Sea which have a direct connection with the ports of South East Asia. The international importance of the Gdansk-Gdynia-Sopot Metropolitan Area is also shown by the ever-expanding network of air connections available from Gdansk’s Lech Walesa Airport; the number of companies with foreign capital or local companies which have invested abroad. This importance is also demonstrated by the number of international agreements signed with our universities, the increasing number of foreign students and the number of joint research projects.

Then there is the recognition of the brand of Gdansk, which around the world is associated with ‘Solidarity’, the struggle for freedom and the award of the Noble Peace Price for its leader Lech Walesa.

The brand of Gdansk has been further enhanced by its association with the successful organisation of the UEFA EURO 2012 football championships.

These and other factors give the Gdansk-Gdynia-Sopot Metropolitan Area a high international ranking, placing it within a network of metropolitan areas. It is these factors which in the main, considered alongside parameters such as GDP or size of population, determine its competitiveness.

You can talk about different levels of networking, for example, local, regional, national, continental or global. In each of these the Gdansk-Gdynia-Sopot Metropolitan Area can rightfully take its proper place.

UNIVERSITY OF ROSTOCK
Contact persons
  1. Patrick Kaeding, phone: +49 381 498-9520, e-mail: patrick.kaeding@uni-rostock.de
  2. Kai Andrich, phone: +49 381 498-9295, e-mail: andrich@uni-rostock.de

The University of Rostock has been founded in 1419 and has now 9 faculties with about 3.000 employees and about 13.000 students. It’s represented by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology, which has 220 employees and about 1.500 enrolled students. 

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology has experience and specialized knowledge in the field of gas transportation technologies (pipelines, maritime transport of LNG and CNG) and storage systems. Realized projects at the faculty:

“Comparison study of the most advanced CNG technology” (Knutsen OAS Shipping, EuroPipe AG)
“Low Cost Flexible Automation: Mechanization in Small to Medium Shipyards” (7. FP, 2013-2016)
“Execution and reliability of slip resistant connections for steel structures using LS and SS” (Research Fund for Coal and Steel, 2014-2016)
EMShip M120+ (ERASMUS +).
URO has experience in basic training of students and in addition in advanced training of adult experts as well as in the organization and realization of advanced courses for unemployed engineers and refugees in collaboration with private academies and in the design of advanced courses for engineers according to market demands.

URO will be mostly involved in activities within a pilot demonstration action: the adaptation of a small ship towards using LNG as fuel. Furthermore URO will also be involved in collecting information on solutions and preparing feasibility studies relevant for the conversion of small ships and boats towards LNG. Additionally, the knowledge gained from the project will be included into future daily teaching activities for students. As a university, the main interest is to put the existing experience in education, training and research to the growing market of LNG activities at national and cross border level. This is in accordance with the demand of companies and authorities. Thus, URO will also contribute to the development of training materials.

ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROMOTION KNOWLEDGE ABOUT SEA
Contact persons
  1. Przemysław Rajewski, phone: +48 691396546, email: p.rajewski@szkolamorska.pl
  2. Tomasz Pluta, phone: +48 609613884, email: t.pluta@am.szczecin.pl

TKWoM (Towarzystwo Krzewienia Wiedzy o Morzu – Association for the Promotion Knowledge about Sea) is an association operating in Szczecin since 1995. Initially, the Association dealt with the promotion of activities related to maritime education. 

It has 40 members and a five-member board of the Association. In the framework of this activity, educational events for youth and teaching in the College Maritime School were organized. Since 2002, the Association has launched the College Maritime School in Szczecin, which educates about 100 students a year. Association for the Promotion Knowledge about Sea is the owner of the College Maritime School, runs courses ensuring the qualification of a navigational and mechanic technician, and obtaining a maritime diploma at the operational level. The Association raises funds as part of tuition fees, government subsidies and cooperation with the Maritime University of Szczecin.

INWL NON-PROFIT LIMITED INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY AND LOGISTICS
Contact person

Liquid Energy project team, phone: +49 381 2744515, e-mail: liquidenergy@inwl.de

The INWL – Institute for Sustainable and Logistics focuses on business-related research and is devoted specifically to the context of “Sustainability – Economics – Logistics”. 

This includes sustainability management, resource efficiency issues, sustainable supply chains, sustainable logistics and tourism. The INWL shareholders and employees are all experienced in the industry, but especially in the transport and tourism sector.

The development of sustainability strategies, the ecological evaluation of logistical activities, the evaluation and development of decision-making processes for sustainable management round off the portfolio of INWL activities in the areas of transport, logistics, tourism and trade.

KLAIPEDA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARK
Contact person

Andrius Sutnikas, phone: +370 68 63 76 81, e-mail: projects@kmtp.lt

Klaipėda Science and Technology Park (KSTP) is a business support agency focused on promoting innovations. KSTP provides specialized services in the areas of green and blue (marine) technologies, which we have established as our priorities. We are actively involved in international project activities, as well as in the formation and coordination of partnerships and clusters.

KSTP specialists provide consultations which are mostly related to the issues of establishing and developing their business, creating new products and services.

Strong partnerships with Klaipėda University and other scientific institutions both in Lithuania and abroad, enables to provide a wide spectrum of scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) services, and offer them to businesses.

KSTP is a coordinator of the Lithuanian LNG cluster, that was founded in the year 2016. Cluster aims at establishing Lithuania as LNG technology and distribution center in Baltic Sea Region by developing knowledge, technology and business partnerships in order to enable LNG business models, establish Lithuanian LNG terminal as a distribution hub for the region.

The opening of LNG competence centre in Klaipėda was an evidence of purposeful activity and strategy of cluster supported by all its partners. Currently 17 members belong to the platform.

KSTP is a public institution and a non-profit organization. It was established in 2002, in cooperation with Klaipėda University and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania (Ministry of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania – since 2019).

GERMAN ASSOCIATION OF TRANSPORT SCIENCES MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN E.V.

For an industry oriented economy a quantitatively and qualitatively reliable supply of energy is a high priority. Energy transition requires accelerated use of regional resources. In the global network of economic structures an independent power supply is becoming increasingly significant even at the expense of a higher cost of energy. This is a specific technological issue that the project will address, for a broader and  more universal use of liquefied gas (LBG/LNG) as an alternative fuel In the future.

Therefore, we will support the project by:

  • Providing knowledge and expertise to support the project team in the implementation
  • Participating in the joint and cross-border events,
  • Promoting and position the results achieved in the region and outside,
  • Using the project results as best-case scenarios and practices to transfer the knowledge,
  • Ensuring that the applicable target groups and related stakeholders from the region are informed and involved in the project.
DEPARTMENT OF MARITIME STUDIES OF HOCHSCHULE WISMAR

For an industry oriented economy a quantitatively and qualitatively reliable supply of energy is a high priority. Energy transition requires accelerated use of regional resources. In the global network of economic structures an independent power supply is becoming increasingly significant even at the expense of a higher cost of energy. This is a specific technological issue that the project will address, for a broader and  more universal use of liquefied gas (LBG/LNG) as an alternative fuel In the future.

Therefore, we will support the project by: 

  • Providing knowledge and expertise to support the project team in the implementation
  • Participating in the joint and cross-border events, 
  • Promoting and position the results achieved in the region and outside,
  • Using the project results as best-case scenarios and practices to transfer the knowledge, 
  • Ensuring that the applicable target groups and related stakeholders from the region are informed and involved in the project.
LOGISTICS INITIATIVE MECKLENBURG-WESTERN POMERANIA E.V.

For an industry oriented economy a quantitatively and qualitatively reliable supply of energy is a high priority. Energy transition requires accelerated use of regional resources. In the global network of economic structures an independent power supply is becoming increasingly significant even at the expense of a higher cost of energy. This is a specific technological issue that the project will address, for a broader and  more universal use of liquefied gas (LBG/LNG) as an alternative fuel In the future.

Therefore, we will support the project by:

  • Providing knowledge and expertise to support the project team in the implementation
  • Participating in the joint and cross-border events,
  • Promoting and position the results achieved in the region and outside,
  • Using the project results as best-case scenarios and practices to transfer the knowledge,
  • Ensuring that the applicable target groups and related stakeholders from the region are informed and involved in the project.
OSTHAFEN REAL ESTATE KG

For an industry oriented economy a quantitatively and qualitatively reliable supply of energy is a high priority. Energy transition requires accelerated use of regional resources. In the global network of economic structures an independent power supply is becoming increasingly significant even at the expense of a higher cost of energy. This is a specific technological issue that the project will address, for a broader and  more universal use of liquefied gas (LBG/LNG) as an alternative fuel In the future. 

Therefore, we will support the project by: 

  • Providing knowledge and expertise to support the project team in the implementation
  • Participating in the joint and cross-border events, 
  • Promoting and position the results achieved in the region and outside,
  • Using the project results as best-case scenarios and practices to transfer the knowledge, 
  • Ensuring that the applicable target groups and related stakeholders from the region are informed and involved in the project.
SIM MARITIME COMPONENTS GMBH

For an industry oriented economy a quantitatively and qualitatively reliable supply of energy is a high priority. Energy transition requires accelerated use of regional resources. In the global network of economic structures an independent power supply is becoming increasingly significant even at the expense of a higher cost of energy. This is a specific technological issue that the project will address, for a broader and  more universal use of liquefied gas (LBG/LNG) as an alternative fuel In the future. 

Therefore, we will support the project by: 

  • Providing knowledge and expertise to support the project team in the implementation
  • Participating in the joint and cross-border events, 
  • Promoting and position the results achieved in the region and outside,
  • Using the project results as best-case scenarios and practices to transfer the knowledge, 
  • Ensuring that the applicable target groups and related stakeholders from the region are informed and involved in the project.
POLISH TERMINALS

The main task of activity will check out transshipment ports in Szczecin and Swinoujscie, find a stevedore, who will handle various kinds of  cargo (general cargo, bulk cargo, dengerous cargo, passenger terminal). In view of hazards to the environment resulting from operating ships, self-propelled vehicle and rail vehicle, Polish Terminals are intertested to take part in mentioned project as assistance partner to prmote project results, introduce a new type of fuels, including gas fuels, to reduce gas emission.

SHIPOWNER OF THE FISHING BOATS

Sea fishing industry is a significant food supplier. The main task of our activity is catch fish fish at Baltic Sea region using fishing cutters equiped with disel engine.

In view of the hazards to the environmental resulting from operating fishing cutters, and cost of liquid fuels we are interested invollved into all technologies related with gas fuel using in disel engins. It would be useful for us to get familiar with introduce the technologies of fishing cutters.

TOURIST ASSOCIATION "NORTHERN KASZUBA" LOCAL TOURIST ORGANIZATION

Tourist Association “Northern Kaszuba” Local Tourist Organization there is on the market for over 15 years and has been promoting tourist districts Puck and Wejherowo, assisted operation and development of tourist information and modernization of tourism infrastructure (including small fishing boats). 

Thay have a huge experience in  recognizing the priority problems and needs in the area of their operation. In the project the Tourist Association “Northern Kaszuba” will be included as potential end-user / target group. Their role in the project will be dissemination of project assumptions (publishing and issuing regional press Pucka.info Earth, ziemiapucka.info), recognition of needs and local consultations from the point of view of the implementation of the technology proposed by the project.

TROLLEYBUS TRANSPORT COMPANY LLC

End-user implementing project outputs.

WASTE TREATMENT UTILITY LTD.

End-user implementing project outputs.

GDAŃSK SHIPPING LTD.

End-user implementing project outputs.

FINOMAR LTD.

FINOMAR sp. z o.o. is a thriving company in the shipbuilding industry. 

The business profile is the construction of new vessels, ship’s conversions and ship’s repairs. Planned participation in the project concerns the adaptation of the small sea-going vessels to LNG power supply – participation in the analysis of existing solutions, design and installation of new equipment.

POLTRAMP YARD S.A

POLTRAMP YARD S.A. is a thriving company in the shipbuilding industry.

The business profile is the construction of new vessels, ship’s conversions and ship’s repairs. 

GDANSK’S BUSES AND TRAMS LTD.

End-user implementing project outputs.

PGNIG RETAIL BRANCH

Consultations and common content planning as an associated partner.

MARITIME CLUSTER NORTHERN GERMANY

For an industry oriented economy a quantitatively and qualitatively reliable supply of energy is a high priority. Energy transition requires accelerated use of regional resources. In the global network of economic structures an independent power supply is becoming increasingly significant even at the expense of a higher cost of energy. This is a specific technological issue that the project will address, for a broader and  more universal use of liquefied gas (LBG/LNG) as an alternative fuel In the future. 

Therefore, we will support the project by: 

  • Providing knowledge and expertise to support the project team in the implementation
  • Promoting and position the results achieved in the region and outside,
  • Using the project results as best-case scenarios and practices to transfer the knowledge, 
  • Ensuring that the applicable target groups and related stakeholders from the region are informed and involved in the project.

 
UAB EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT

We are a members of Lithuanian LNG Cluster, involved in innoavition project confirme that we are interested to folow on the results of Liquid energy project, with the specific interest on LBG as a rail fuel distribution infrastructure.

VILNIUS LOCOMOTIVE REPAIR DEPOT

We are an owner of the LNG hybrid locomotive project and are specificly interested in the development of innovative solutions of LNG distribution.

Therefore, we are waiting to follow up on the Liquid energy project results and as cluster member to enable the established infrastructure. 

BLEKINGE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

BTH is public university with more than 6000 students focusing on IT, sustainable development and applied research.

The AP19 deals with aspects of the sustainable transport and is involved in several projects relevant for the L-Energy project. However, talking about application of a liquid methane, general trend/policy focuses mostly on LNG based on a  biogas as a preliminary energy source for liquification  process. Therefore, the AP19 will contribute to the L-Energy project by strengthening of the presence of Sweden perspective of potential and the application of renewable energy sources (biogas) in the relevent aspects. AP19 will share its knowledge gained within its other research activities projects and cooperate mainly with PPs  on creating synergy effects between the project and AP19 in the context of analytical and research aspects.

CRYO PUR

Cryo Pur is a company that opens the way to projects, enabling farmers, communities and businesses tp produce their own energy from organic waste, and participates in the development of a local circular economy, through the creation of new carbon-neutral and decentralized energy infrastructure.

In addition to bio-LNG, Cryo Pur technology produces liquid and pure bio-CO2 which can be sold for many applications (e.g. dry ice, greenhouses, refrigerated transport), and thus improves both the economics and the environmental footprint of biomethane projects. Thus, AP20 deals with aspects fully in-line with the scope of the L-Energy project. Therefore, the AP20 will contribute to the L-Energy project by strengthening of the presence of business perspective of potential and the application of renewable energy sources (biogas) in the relevent areas. AP20 will contribute its knowledge gained withinits other activities / projects and cooperate mainly with PPs on the practical application aspects.

WÄRTSILÄ SWEDEN AB

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for marine energy markets. 

Wärtsilä Gas Solution AS and Wärtsilä Sweden AB is a part of the holding and with its expertise across the whole gas value chain, the company suports its customers in implementing new fuels like LNG, LPG and BioLNG. Wärtsilä Biogas Solutions is the result of combining the the biogas upgrading solutions from Wärtsilä Sweden AB with the capabilities of biogas liquefaction from Wärtsilä Gas Solution. Thus, the company deals with aspects being fully in-line with the scope of the L-Energy project. Therefore, the AP21 will contribute to the L-Energy project by strengthening of the presence of business perspective of potential and the application of renewable energy sources (biogas) in the relevent areas. AP21 will contribute its knowledge gained within its other activities/projects and cooperate mainly with PPs on the practical application aspects.

Communication

Pawel Warszycki

Executive Director
Hanseatic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
at the University of Rostock

Address

Richard-Wagner-Straße 31, Haus 1
18119 Rostock
Germany

Web

www.hie-ro.de

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Fax

+49 (0) 381 498 5634

Communication

Pawel Warszycki

Executive Director
Hanseatic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
at the University of Rostock

Address

Richard-Wagner-Straße 31, Haus 1
18119 Rostock
Germany

Web

www.hie-ro.de

Fax

+49 (0) 381 498 5634

Follow the project