Maritime Environment-friendly TRanspOrt systems (METRO)
Funding programme: 2014 - 2020 Interreg V-A Italy - Croatia CBC Programme
Duration: 01.01.2019. – 30.06.2021.
Total budget: 2.959.605,20 EUR
RiTeh budget: 215.400,00 EUR
Person responsible: Prof. Roko Dejhalla, D.Sc.
Associates: Prof. Jasna Prpić-Oršić, Ph.D.
Prof. Albert Zamarin, Ph.D.
Asst. Prof. Davor Bolf, Nav. Arch.
Darin Majnarić, mag. ing.
Lino Josip Novak, mag. ing.
Sara Volarić, B.Sc. (Econ.)
METRO project aims to improve the environmental sustainability in the field of maritime transport, with a specific focus on touristic connections in the North Adriatic area.
The project objective will be pursued both from the technological point of view through the development of hybrid solutions for Ro-Pax and double ended ferries, and from the logistic one through the definition of new routes among North Adriatic ports and the study on the adaptation of power supply infrastructures in small harbors.
The main result of METRO will be an improved quality, safety and environmental sustainability of maritime touristic transport in North Adriatic Sea, by means of a reinforcement of knowledge exchange among industrial and academic partners, and a more integrated framework for the adoption of sustainable modes of transport.
- University of Trieste – Department of Engineering and Architecture (Italy)
- Wärtsilä Italia S.p.A. (Italy)
- Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea (Italy)
- Tehnomont Shipyard Pula Ltd (Croatia)
- Istrian Development Agency – IDA Ltd (Croatia)
- University of Rijeka – Faculty of Engineering (Croatia)
- University in Rijeka – Faculty of Maritime Studies (Croatia)
Kick-Off meeting Interreg V-A Italy Croatia project METRO
Kick-Off meeting of Interreg V-A Italy Croatia project METRO was held on February 20, 2019 in Trieste. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Faculty of Engineering in Rijeka professors Roko Dejhalla, D.Sc. and Albert Zamarin, Ph.D. Administrative and management aspects of the projects were presented at the meeting as well as activities to be carried out within individual work packages.
On March 21, 2019, a meeting of collaborators within the Work Package 3 (WP3) was held at the Faculty of Engineering in Rijeka, in order to discuss the tasks and expected outputs. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Faculty of Engineering in Rijeka, the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Rijeka and representatives of Wärtsilä Italia S.p.A. and Tehnomont Shipyard Pula Ltd.
Implementation Workshop "Eligibility of Costs and Reporting"
On May 5, 2019, the Implementation Workshop "Eligibility of Costs and Reporting" was held in Karlovac, at which prof. Roko Dejhalla, D.Sc. participated. The workshop covered detailed guidance on reporting in accordance with relevant EU, program and national rules and presented guidelines on cost eligibility for Croatian project partners.
Bi-annual meeting Interreg V-A Italy Croatia project METRO
Bi-annual meeting of Interreg V-A Italy Croatia project METRO was held on June 20, 2019 in Trieste. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Faculty of Engineering in Rijeka, professors Roko Dejhalla, D.Sc. and Albert Zamarin, Ph.D. At the meeting the guidelines and deadlines for the preparation of the first report January-June 2019 were presented. It was discussed about the activities on the project done so far and the activities related to the development of new types of hybrid vessels within the program area.
The First Bi-Annual newsletter of the METRO project
Bi-annual meeting Interreg V-A Italy Croatia project METRO
On December 3, 2019, the Faculty of Engineering in Rijeka hosted the second bi-annual meeting within the project METRO "Maritime Environment - friendly TRanspOrt systems". The METRO project is an opportunity to improve the quality, safety and sustainability of maritime and coastal transport in the cross-border area of Italy and Croatia, particularly during the tourist season.
As representatives of the Faculty of Engineering, the meeting was attended by prof. dr. sc. Roko Dejhalla, prof. dr. sc. Albert Zamarin, prof. dr. sc. Jasna Prpić-Oršić and project associates Davor Bolf, Lino Josip Novak, Darin Majnarić and Sara Volarić.
During the meeting, the current administrative, financial and communication aspects were analyzed, and guidance for activities for the next reporting period were provided. At the same time, implemented activities and further plans within particular work packages were presented. The Faculty of Engineering also presented the results of the study "An Analysis of Basic Parameters of Ro-Pax Ships and Double-ended Ferries as Basis for New Hybrid Ferries Designs", which was presented as a scientific-professional paper at VIII. International Conference on Marine Technology, in memoriam academician Zlatko Winkler, which was held on November 15 and 16, 2019 at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka.
The METRO project, with a total value of 22 million HRK in which the Faculty of Engineering as a partner participates with a share of approximately 1.6 million HRK, started at the beginning of 2019 and is funded under the Italy-Croatia Cross-border Cooperation Program. The leading partner of the project is the University of Trieste while the other partners in the project are the Port Authority of Trieste and Wartsila Italia S.p.A. from the Italian side and Tehnomont Shipyard Pula d.o.o., University of Rijeka - Faculty of Maritime Studies, University of Rijeka - Faculty of Engineering and Istrian Development Agency - IDA d.o.o. from the Croatian side.
The round table on "Identification of Needs of Maritime Transport of Istria County and Development of Eco-Innovative Solutions"
On February 27, 2020, a round table "Identification of Needs of Maritime Transport of Istria County and Development of Eco-Innovative Solutions", was held in Pula within the METRO project, attended by representatives of the Faculty of Engineering in Rijeka Lino Josip Novak, Darin Majnarić and Sara Volarić.
The round table, organized by the Istrian Development Agency, was attended by representatives from the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Rijeka and Tehnomont Shipyard Pula Ltd. as project partners, as well as interested representatives of tourist agencies, port authorities, the Istria County, the Croatian Chamber of Economy, the Istrian Development Tourist Agency and the company Tema Ltd. from Pula.
The METRO project was presented to the participants and various topics were discussed, including the development of port infrastructure in the County of Istria and potentially new cross-border maritime routes in the North Adriatic. It was also pointed out that the future of world shipbuilding is focused on the production of hybrid vessels with the aim of reducing energy consumption and environmental pollution.
The Second Bi-Annual newsletter of the METRO project