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


versatile walls

rudder flap

propeller blade

truss structures

bio-based panels

steel decks

steel details

patch repair

Read about our latest news and events

Invitation: 17th of November 2021 - Final Conference of the EU-funded project RAMSSES

On 17th of November 2021, the RAMSSES partners are inviting to the final conference to share project outcomes and impacts. The event will be a unique opportunity to discuss pioneering solutions for a challenging topic of the maritime industry with major representatives from across Europe. Project experts will share their experiences and good practices with composite, metallic and multi-material solutions. The session will among others provide in-depth information on design, process engineering, testing and validation.

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E-LASS #14: Glance into the future of innovative maritime applications

The next E-LASS (European Network for Lightweight Applications at Sea) event will take place on 17 June 2021. The digital event is organized in collaboration with members around the Baltic Sea, including Meyer Turku.

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Next E-LASS event to take place on 27 and 28 January

The next E-LASS (European Network for Lightweight Applications at Sea) event will take place on 27 and 28 January 2021. It is organized in collaboration with RAMSSES partner Naval Group in Nantes, France and will be executed digitally. The program includes presentations on lightweight applications (first day) as well as manufacturing and industrial process methods (second day).

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Key milestone achieved!

successful vertical infusion of a 6m high composite hull section

On 18th July, the Realisation and Demonstration of Advanced Material Solutions for Sustainable and Efficient Ships (RAMSSES) project reached a key milestone. On that date, at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding’s (DSNS) location in Vlissingen-East, the Netherlands, the project’s partners unveiled the recently assembled full scale composite ship’s hull section they have been developing these past three years.

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RAMSSES partners additively manufacured the world's first hollow propeller blade

The RAMSSES partners Naval Group and Centrale Nantes have printed the first demonstrator of hollow propeller blades by metal additive manufacturing

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The FIBRESHIP and RAMSSES joint approach “Towards Safety of Composite Ships”

The FIBRESHIP and RAMSSES joint approach “Towards Safety of Composite Ships”, was presented in London (UK) during the last IMO SDC7 (Ship Design and Construction Comitee) at IMO headquarters. Both European R&D projects, RAMSSES and FIBRESHIP, share similar goals on the using of FRP (Fibre-Reinforced Polymers) in the Shipping and Shipbuilding industry but with different approaches to face the technical challenges

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With sadness the RAMSSES consortium has acknowledged the demise of Tord Gustafsson

It is with sadness that the RAMSSES consortium has acknowledged that our project partner and friend, Tord Gustafsson, passed away.

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Summary: E-LASS in Vigo

In June, E-LASS gathered stakeholders in Vigo, Spain to discuss maritime lightweight materials and solutions. The event which was hosted by AIMEN, offered participants a chance to learn more about several on-going projects within the sector, as well as interesting solutions provided by some of the companies attending the seminar day. An industry tour was also arranged with stops at Galventus, FERRI and Cardama.

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10th E-LASS Event in Vigo, Spain

June 11-14, 2019 · Event

After the well received event in Sweden, the E-LASS members will meet in Vigo, Spain, 11-12 June 2019 to further discuss and exchange on lightweight applications in maritime. The event will be hosted by our RAMSSES partners AIMEN, Galventus and Cardama shipyard.

Save the date!

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The projects first Periodic Review

All 21 Work Package leaders presented an overview of the activities and first achievements to the Project Officer on February 07th, 2019, 18 months after RAMSSES was launched, in Regione Liguria's representation in Brussels.

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Northern Lights & Icebreaker tour - E-LASS in Sweden

January 23-24, 2019 · Event

The upcoming joint Seminar with E-LASS, the European Network for Lightweight Applications at Sea, will take place in Piteå, Northern Sweden.

As always, participation is free of charge.

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3rd E-LASS Seminar in cooperation with RAMSSES

June 26-27, 2018 · Event

The upcoming joint Seminar with E-LASS, the European Network for Lightweight Applications at Sea, will take place in Pornichet, close to St. Nazaire.You register your seminar/industry tour/dinner participation at the E-LASS website (, “Event in Pornichet”. As always, participation is free of charge.

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Uljanik received JEC Innovations Award

In the framework of the JEC World 2018, the Leading International Composite Show, which took place in Paris from 6th to 8th of March, we took the opportunity to meet up with some of the other project partners. The well-attended trade fair with its 1.300 exhibitors and about 40.000 visitors serves as well-established platform for some of the RAMSSES partners specialized in the production and application of composites and other lightweight materials.

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RAMSSES at the JEC 2018

March 6-8, 2018· Event

CMT, responsible for communication management in RAMSSES (including dissemination, technology transfer and future concepts), attended JEC world 2018. Indeed, a broad range both of composite materials, processing technologies and application areas were represented. Applications in shipbuilding still have a minor share.

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2nd Joint E-Lass / RAMSSES conference

January 30 - February 1, 2018 · Events

The second conference with E-Lass (European Network for Lightweight Applications at Sea) will take place at RISE - the Research Institue of Sweden in Borås, Sweden in January  30th, 2018. Interesting sessions on lightweight applications and Quick Assembly Systems will be the focus topic for the upcoming event. A session on technology transfer will provide insights on the application of innovative materials and technologies from other industry sectors.   

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Launch of the Website

November 29, 2017 · Events

We are happy to announce the launch of our RAMSSES website. During the project we will produce short films on all demo cases which will be continuously added to the website. So far we proudly introduce the video for the application of composite panels on aRoRo decks made for a CarCarrier at Uljanik Shipyards. 


First Joint E-Lass RAMSSES conference

October 10-11, 2017 · Events

First conference with E-Lass (European Network for Lightweight Applications at Sea) to take place October 10-11, 2017 in Pula, Croatia.
Interesting sessions on lightweight applications and rules and regulations to be expected. Hosted by Uljanik, technical visits of the Uljanik shipyard and 3. Maj shipyard in Rijeka round off the event.

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Collaboration with E-Lass

July15, 2017 · News

RAMSSES will closely cooperate with the E-LASS network (, a European network for lightweight applications at sea which was established in 2013 and currently has 240 members. Both initiatives will organise public events every six months. This cooperation will also be open to other European and national research projects of relevance. E-LASS will also continue to maintain the RAMSSES knowledge database after the end of the project. Companies and individuals interested to participate in the network are encouraged to contact RAMSSES or E-Lass.

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RAMSSES presents at Horizon 2020 Waterborne Research Conference

June 8th, 2017 · Events

On June 8th, 2017 - the World Ocean Day - the European Commission organised a conference on HORIZON 2020 Waterborne Research – Competitive, Safe and Sustainable in Brussels. The event presented work and results of 15 waterborne projects mainly funded in the first half of HORIZON 2020 (2014-2016) under the Transport (“Mobility for Growth”) priority.

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Launch of the new EU project RAMSSES

June 01, 2017 · News

A new European project named RAMSSES – Realisation and Demonstration of Advanced Material Solutions for Sustainable and Efficient Ships aims to foster the application of new materials in maritime and inland waterway applications...

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