On Monday, 5th of November 2018, the partners of the GASVESSEL project met in Frankfurt, Germany for the third General Assembly of the Consortium. During this meeting, the partners presented the progress and results they have achieved so far and discussed the best way to proceed with their research activities.
The meeting was organized such that each partner presented in turn their work in progress and planned next steps to the consortium. Tangible results could be seen during the presentation of the partners BMPlus and CNG-V as they talked about the hydroforming of the first liner of the pressure cylinder (see also the article published in the September newsletter). Also, the design of the ship carrying the innovative pressure cylinders and the gas loading and unloading system for this ship is progressing well, as could be seen from the presentations by Navalprogetti and VTG (see also the article on the ship design in the September newsletter). You can read more about the ship design and the gas loading/unloading system in this newsletter. In addition to the research and development activities presented by the partners, coordinator Navalprogetti informed the consortium about the steps to be taken for the mid-term report to the EU. In the evening, the meeting was concluded with a dinner that allowed the partners to relax after an intense session presenting and discussing the GASVESSEL project.
The consortium meeting was very useful to bring all partners up to speed and to provide and receive valuable feedback from each other. To provide our readers with a glimpse into the meeting and to show the tangible results achieved by the partners, a video crew was present to capture this constructive atmosphere. With a renewed spirit of collaboration, the partners are eager to achieve even more progress until the next consortium meeting in Trieste in April of 2019.