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BESST (Breakthrough in European Ship and Shipbuilding Technologies) a Large Scale Integrating R&D Project under the umbrella of EC Seven Framework Programme.

Large passenger ships represent a masterpiece of challenging design and engineering solutions which finds its highest excellence in the European shipbuilding industry. The FP7 Collaborative Project BESST (Breakthrough in European Ship and Shipbuilding Technologies) represents an outstanding example of cooperation and integration, bringing together a wide network of maritime stakeholders the major European shipbuilders, aiming to achieve a technological breakthrough on large passenger ship.

The main breakthrough of BESST is the systematic approach, considering the ship as a whole in its entire life-cycle. The wide network of partners looked ahead at the wider horizon of ship construction and operation, to ensure sustainable and cost-effective results. All proposed solutions have been successfully assessed with their impact on four pillars – i.e. costs, environment, safety and social aspects – considering their mutual synergies when simultaneously applied on board. More than 3 years after the start of BESST activities, and close to the end of the project, the result of the project exceeds the initial objectives.


Technologies that pay off

Technologies that pay off

The implementation of BESST result on a "panamax" passenger ship will allow to significantly shorten the breakeven time of the investment, increasing the net present value (NPV) up to 140 M€ over a 30 years life time.

Green ways on the blue sea

Green ways on the blue sea

Wider adoption of LNG as main fuel is the key for meeting the Green House Gases targets. The combined effects of energy storage solutions, load optimization and green energy recovery demonstrate that a reduction of 30% CO2 eq. t for a large passenger ship is possible.

Protection safe navigations

Protection safe navigations

Implementing BESST solutions will result in higher safety standards, ensuring protection of people and goods at sea.

Keep caring of people's comfort

Keep caring of people's comfort

More environmental friendly ships, higher comfort on board, more efficient use of public spaces and cabins will ensure a higher social acceptability of the developed solutions.

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