New production technologies for the Shipyard 4.0
The EU’s shipping industry may be an economic giant in the European economy, but it still faces fierce international competition. Particularly for small and medium European shipyards, there is a need to find a balance between reducing production costs and increasing quality processes for the mass production of fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) ship parts. The EU-funded FIBRE4YARDS project will develop a cost-efficient, digitised, automated and modular FRP vessel production approach, and will implement it in a Shipyard 4.0 environment to increase EU shipbuilders’ competitiveness. Bringing together a highly skilled and complementary consortium, including SMEs and an FRP shipyard, will ensure the processes proposed can improve the efficiency of vessels in terms of energy consumption and maintenance costs.
More information about the project can be found at the project website.