Activity 1 - Modelling, Engineering and Prototyping
Activity 1 follows an integral approach which comprises the three phases of a market-sided innovation and business oriented project: Modelling, Engineering and Prototyping.
A pre-engineering task will be the starting point of SEA TERMINALS. The functional requirements of the nine SEA TERMINALS innovative concepts will be defined in this task. The nine concepts are currently in progress but with different degrees of development. This first task will allow the different innovative concepts to arrive to a similar degree of pre-engineering development.
First, the detailed functional, technical and operational specifications of the nine SEA TERMINALS innovative concepts listed below will be defined:
1. Smart, Energy Efficient and Adaptive Management System (SEAMS Platform): Smart system connecting the operational and energy dimensions of container terminal operations, able to assign in real time the most efficient working mode to each piece of equipment.
2. Black Box Concept: Device able to receive information, measure key parameters (i.e. energy consumption) and transmit them to the SEAMS platform.
3. Smart, Energy Efficient and Adaptive Electrical Terminal Tractor (SEA-eTractor): Conception and construction of a fully electric terminal tractor prototype.
4. Smart, Energy Efficient and Adaptive ECO-RTG crane (SEA-EcoRTG): The SEA-EcoRTG is an optimised RTG able to work at the minimum cost point (sum of operative and energy cost).
5. & 6. Smart, Energy Efficient and Adaptive Reach Stacker (SEA-EcoRS) and Front-Lift (SEA-EcoLIFT): Two prototypes (reach stacker and front lift) with Stage IV drive-train developments (Diesel, LPG or LNG fuelled) allowing fuel efficiency while increasing productivity for port container operators.
7. Smart, Energy Efficient and Adaptive Terminal Dynamic Illumination (SEA-Light): The SEA-Light will reduce electrical illumination consumption by selecting and adapting the intensity of lighting needed depending on the operations being carried out in real time.
8. LNG Dual-Fuel Powered Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) Crane(SEA Dual Fuel RTG): The SEA-Dual Fuel RTG will be able to work with a mix of LNG and diesel fuels keeping operative performance and reducing GHG and pollutant emissions.
9. LNG Supply Mobile Module: New concept of LNG supply module able to be transported within and outside the port and adapted to provide LNG to the SEA-Dual Fuel RTG (at the necessary height) and to road transport trucks and vehicles.
Afterwards, a modelling and assessment task will follow, linking each prototype with the real operative scenario.
Finally, port equipment manufacturers will develop the SEA TERMINALS innovative concepts so that they are ready for real life operations at the participating port terminals. This engineering and prototyping task will be a central part of SEA TERMINALS as technological development will be carried out by means of engineering and adaptation to the real scenarios in Valencia and Livorno ports where the machines will perform real life trials.