research and
education joined
together through
an ambitious project

The Ortze research project is the result of the collaboration and work of a consortium of industrial companies, research centres and universities in the Basque Country. The list of participants, all of whom share a common goal, is as follows:

Project leader. Power and control electronics R&D, systems integration, optimum energy management, renewable energies integration, automation and control, remote maintenance and operation.

Propeller driver R&D, direct drive electrical machine and double winding, silent technology, permanent magnet technologies, cooling system optimisation.

Diesel generator set R&D, variable speed generation, advanced instrumentation and monitoring, emissions and efficiency optimisation.

Vessel – port electrical connection R&D, analysis of regulations, electrical infrastructure in port, low- and medium-voltage connections.

Marine engineering R&D, stability studies and analysis, analysis of regulations, structural analysis.

Project diffusion initiatives, company representation, dissemination initiatives, organisation of events.

R&D in systems for onboard energy auditing, operations and management model of the new ORTZE vessel, high-level requirements, scientific dissemination.

Operations and management model of the new ORTZE vessel, scientific dissemination, high-level user requirements.

R&D in machines and internal combustion units, advanced monitoring, preventive maintenance and CMS techniques, dissemination and training initiatives.

R&D in control and power electronics, grid studies, distribution system protection mechanisms, electrical stability analysis, dissemination and training initiatives.

High-level requirements, operations and management model of the new ORTZE vessel, operation profiles, basic design and engineering, dissemination and professional training initiatives, main crew/office of the ORTZE vessel.