SAFEGUARD - Partners

SAFEGUARD has nine project partners based in the UK, France, Canada, Norway and Greece

BMT Group Ltd is a leading international multi-disciplinary engineering, science and technology consultancy offering a broad range of services, particularly in the defence, energy, environment, shipping and ports and logistics sectors. BMT will conduction the SAFEGUARD ship trials, lead exploitation and dissemination of results and will coordinate the project.

University of Greenwich, Fire Safety Engineering Group is the largest academic fire-safety modelling group in Europe and has considerable experience in the development of evacuation modelling software and fire modelling software and their use in a variety of practical engineering applications in the aviation, building, marine and rail industries. FSEG's main SAFEGUARD tasks are the analysis of Ship Data and validation of data sets.

Bureau Veritas is a service company specializing in QHSE management (Quality, Health, Safety and Environment) and Social Accountability offering an extensive range of technical services and solutions in the fields of certification, conformity assessment, consulting and training. In SAFEGUARD BV's main task is aaccident analysis and the enrichment of present evacuation scenarios.

PRINCIPIA provides scientific engineering support to shipyards, classification societies, suppliers, ship-owners, navies, oil and gas companies, offshore and other maritime industries with expertise in structural mechanics, fluid and thermal mechanics, CFD, naval architecture, operations and safety. In SAFEGUARD PRINCIPIA will use the ODIGO ship evacuation software and trial data to develop new scenarios.

Safety @ Sea Ltd is an engineering consultancy specialising in stability of ships and advanced marine vehicles operating in partnership with the Ship Stability Research Centre (SSRC) of the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde, a world-leading centre of excellence on ship safety. In SAFEGUARD their task will be the verification of additional Scenarios and creation of a 'Heel Benchmark' using the PROTEUS dynamic stability analysis tool.

Marine Institute Offshore Safety and Survival Centre at the Memorial University of Newfoundland undertakes training and research to improve marine safety standards using facilities in St. John's Harbour and at a purpose built training centre. The facility is equipped with a survival tank complete with an underwater escape trainer, a simulated ship structure for use in firefighter training, a structure from which to lower life saving devices, and dedicated training vessels.

Color Line Marine AS is a ship management company situated in Sandefjord, Norway owned by the Norwegian cruise ferry company Color Line AS. In 2006 approx. 4,3 million passengers travelled onboard the vessels and approx. 194,000 freight units (12m) were transported by Color Lines ships. The company have approx. 3500 employees and is responsible for the building of the world's largest and most modern cruise ship with car deck, and two ultra-modern SuperSpeed vessels at the Aker Yards in Rauma in Finland. Color Line are providing passenger vessels for the sea trials.

Royal Caribbean International began in the late 1960's as a consortium of Norwegian ship owners and prides itself on introducing new shipboard innovations. Royal Caribbean International operates a fleet of 21 cruise liners with 2 ships in construction on voyages that include Alaska, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada/New England, the Caribbean, Dubai/Emirates, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, Pacific Northwest, the Panama Canal, South America and Transatlantic destinations. Royal Caribbean are providing the passenger vessels for the sea trials.

Minoan Lines Shipping SA is a leading provider of passenger and vehicle ferry services in Greece with a history of 34 years of expanding operations. It is also active the last 25 years in the Adriatic Sea linking Greek and Italian ports with safety and comfort. The company owns a very modern fleet of 7 high-speed ferries with an average age of 4.9 years and a combined carrying capacity of 12,454 passengers and 5,230 vehicles. Minoan are providing the passenger vessels for the sea trials.