Ferguson Marine Engineering becomes key member of Global Project SHIPLYS

Ferguson Marine Engineering has recently become a key member of a three-year project called SHIPLYS (Ship Life Cycle Software Solutions). The Horizon 2020 funded project is coordinated by TWI (The Welding Institute) and brings together 12 leading maritime organisations from around Europe. The project is in response to needs of SME naval architects, shipbuilders and ship-owners, who in order to survive in the world market require to:

·Improve their capability 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 LCCA (Life Cycle Cost Analysis), environmental assessments, risk assessments and end-of-life considerations as differentiators.

The calculation and modelling to achieve the functionalities required are difficult and time consuming, especially for SMEs without a large overhead of trained staff and tools such as Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd. This is due to challenges in integrating data between incompatible tools and formats for different design stages: conceptual hull design; the finite element calculations feeding preliminary and detailed designs; and virtual prototyping simulation models. This is coupled with the lack of an industry specific lifecycle modelling technique, hindered by the lack of information to support reliable decision-making. SHIPLYS aims to address these challenges for the benefit of various stakeholders involved.

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Further Information

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