Modular RoRo deck

Modular decks for RoRo vessels (non-metallic)

Custom-made hull

Custom made hull for offshore vessel

Fully outfitted and modularised cabin

Multi material lightweight cabin for passenger ships

Panel system (bio-based and other)

Lightweight components for high loads and fire class

Composite block on steel deck

Composite superstructure module on steel deck for multi purpose vessels

Versatile walls

Integration of system for internal walls and superstructure
of cruise ships into shipyard processes

Lightweight rudder flap

Lightweight rudder flap

3D-printed propeller blade

Propeller blades by additive manufacturing

Panel system (truss structure)

Modular light system for less critical internal walls and superstructure

Aluminium composite panels

Lightweight aluminium and composite walls for work boats

High tensile steel decks

Lightweight decks using high tensile steel in cruise ships

Design details (high tensile steel)

Highly loaded structural details from high tensile steel
in passenger and research vessels

Patch repair - composite overlays

Composite overlay to repair and improve metallic and
non-metallic structures

RoRo deck

custom-made hull

cabin system

aluminium panels

superstructure

versatile walls

rudder flap

propeller blade

truss structures

bio-based panels

steel decks

steel details

patch repair

Lightweight aluminium and composite walls for work boats

State of the Art

Currently, a variety of steel or aluminium designs with external insulations is used for superstructures and deckhouses. Extruded aluminium pre-fabrications, often joined by friction stir welding, and composite walls, allow in principle for modular pre-fabrication and assembly, including insulation. However, small shipyards often lack the required knowhow on optimal solutions, material processing and integration into their specific designs.

Solution

Herewith we will assess, test and integrate a variety of solutions using extruded aluminium and composite panels for deckhouses and superstructures of small workboats under the specific conditions of a small shipyard. The aim is to use standardised modular lightweight systems. However, in comparison with the cruise and RoRo applications, solutions in small yards must work for single panels and provide high flexibility in design, robustness at low cost, considering limited skills and automation.

Potential

Wide application potential especially for numerous small shipyards in Europe which produce a huge number of small vessels, often for local markets.