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


Final Conference of the EU-funded Innovation project RAMSSES

17th of November 2021, 9.00 a.m. till 5.45 p.m.

Nantes, France (alternatively via WebEx)

After four and a half years of research and development of several solutions for lightweighting ships, the EU-funded project RAMSSES (Realisation and Demonstration of Advanced Material Solutions for Sustainable and Efficient Ships) will end in November 2021. The RAMSSES consortium includes 36 partners comprising shipyards, ship owners, classification societies, material and technology suppliers, part manufacturers, naval architects, and engineering offices as well as R&D centres and universities.

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.

RAMSSES will show achievements derived from the development of 13 specific viable lightweight solutions for particular applications – the so-called demo cases. Beyond that, the project consortium will demonstrate its contribution towards improving the innovation capabilities of the European maritime industry in general. This includes the ‘Smart Track to Approval’, a concept to enhance the efficiency in the innovation and approval process, as well as achievements in terms of enhanced structures for networking and knowledge exchange. Keynote speeches, a panel discussion with key representatives from the maritime industry and a social event round off the program.

The conference will be organised back-to-back with a public seminar by the European Network for Lightweight Applications at Sea (E-LASS). On 18th of November 2021, E-LASS will host its 15th seminar on maritime lightweight.

Please note the current change of the venue: You can attend both the conference and the E-LASS seminar physically in Nantes, France. Alternatively, the RAMSSES final conference (but not the E-LASS seminar) can be followed via WebEx. More information as well as the agenda will follow soon. To register, please follow this link. The last date to register is 8th of November 2021.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues and business partners. We are looking forward to having you join us. Click here for the invitation as a PDF.

You can find the agenda as a PDF here.

Matthias Krause
Center of Maritime Technologies gGmbH
Technical Project Coordinator

Carlo Cau
CETENA S.p.A. Centro per gli Studi di Tecnica Navale
Financial and Administrative Coordinator

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