Zero-Emission Adriatic Ship
An important step in the development of the maritime sector

What is the ZEAS Project?

TECO 2030, together with the company Lürssen Design Center Kvarner from Rijeka, the coordinator of the ZEAS project, and with 13 other partners from Austria, Greece, Croatia, Norway, Germany, Slovenia and Spain, will design and develop a hydrogen-powered passenger ship that will operate in the Adriatic Sea. The total value of this project is EUR 18.9 million, of which EUR 13.5 million will be co-financed by the European Union under the Horizon Europe programme.

photo What is the ZEAS Project?

The main aim of the ZEAS (Zero-Emission Adriatic Ship) project is to develop a hydrogen-powered passenger ship that will demonstrate a sustainable climate neutral fuel system. Through the project, a hydrogen refuelling station will be implemented onshore, and a digital twin system will be developed for predictive maintenance, control and monitoring of the ship’s propulsion system, which will facilitate the use and maintenance of this technologically complex vessel.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe Innovation Actions programme under grant agreement No. 101096981

ZEAS Project

The development and construction of a hydrogen-powered passenger ship will contribute to accelerating the shift to safe use of sustainable climate neutral fuels in waterborne transport.
Full scale on board operational demonstration of a new system powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
The ship will be specifically designed to operate in the Adriatic Sea, which is known for its pristine environment and sensitive marine ecosystems.
Key activities in the project include the design and construction of the ship, the development of comprehensive hydrogen distribution, storage, and bunkering solutions, and rigorous testing through sea trials to ensure compliance with certification standards.
Advanced digital technologies will play a crucial role, with the development of digital twins for monitoring, control, simulation, and predictive maintenance solutions augmented by augmented reality systems.
These technologies will be rigorously tested and optimized for use by shipowners, operators, shipyards, and engineering firms.


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