Current research projects
The Ship life cycle software solutions (SHIPLYS) project is a three-year project. It was started in September 2016 with a budget of around 6.2 million Euros.
It aims to:
- reduce the time and costs of design and production
- develop the ability to reliably produce better ship concepts through virtual prototyping
- meet the increasing requirements for Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA), environmental assessments, risk assessments and end-of-life considerations as differentiators
The consortium consists of 12 participants from seven countries who bring together stakeholder organisations and corresponding expertise.
- a classification society
- research institutes
- industrial organisations that develop and provide technologies used in structural design and production.
At the end of the project, a set of specific guidelines will be produced to assist future stakeholders within the industries to plan, establish and operate their businesses in the most optimal way possible.
- Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde (UK)
- TWI Ltd (UK)
- Fundacion Centro Tecnologico Soermar (Spain)
- Atlantec Enterprise Solutions GMBH (Germany)
- Astilleros de Santander SA (Spain)
- National Technical University of Athens NTUA (Greece)
- Instituto Superior Tecnico (Portugal)
- Varna Maritime Limited (Bulgaria)
- Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd (UK)
- Alveus L.L.C. (Croatia)
- BMT Group Ltd (UK)
- Lloyd’s Register EMEA IPS (UK)