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Product development and innovation in shipbuilding

Objective



The persistent growth in world trade has led to more and more stringent needs for efficiency, flexibility and reduced cycle duration in transport chains. Additional influence on these developments is exerted through the urge to bring about a cargo shift from road transport to waterborne transport in Europe, thereby reducing road congestion and the impact on the environment. Today the shipbuilding industry constitutes an important sector in Europe's industry in acting as an integrator of different technologies. It also plays an important role in implementing EC-policies on transport, environmental sustainability and competitive and sustainable growth. In June 1996 the European Maritime Industries Forum (MIF), presented The Maritime Industry R&D Master Plan which addressed the R&D needs in the maritime field and indicated its key technological priority areas (RPA's). The shipbuilding industry, led by COREDES (the R&D Committee of the European Shipbuilders Association/CESA) started an R&D Structuring Action devoted to the coordination of the Master Plan implementation. The Master Plan identified four research priority areas (RPA's). The present network stems from RPA3 and is termed PROduct Development and Innovation in R&D (PRODIS) . The aim of this Thematic Network is the co-ordination of the R&D activities relevant to product development and innovation. The present network makes, by linking different national programmes and projects, more efficient use of the available funding. For the purpose of involving various suppliers and end users, a reference framework will be established within the network partnership. The framework will consist of five (4) integrated thematic areas and one integrating area. The integrated areas (Hydrodynamics, Hull structures, Power plants and Cargo handling and mooring) represent analysis and the integrating area (New ship concepts) represent synthesis because of the nature of design. The present Thematic Network will distinguish between two technology groups which relate to ship operational areas. The groups are: - Technologies related to transport means in deep sea and unrestricted waters as typical for intercontinental or trans-ocean and polar shipping; - Technologies related to transport means in coastal, restricted or limited waters as typical for short sea or coastal and inland shipping. The present Thematic Network will provide the European shipbuilding industry with a report clarifying the state-of-the-art and on-going developments regarding technologies which are essential for product development and innovation. Also new projects will be implemented in the areas deemed relevant.

Coordinator

ALSTOM - CHANTIERS DE L'ATLANTIQUE S.A.
Address
Avenue Kléber 25
75116 Paris
France

Participants (26)

AB Volvo Penta
Sweden
Address

405 08 Göteborg
AESA - Astilleros Espatoles SA
Spain
Address
14-16,Ochandiano
28023 El Plantio - Madrid
AKER FINNYARDS OY
Finland
Address
Hollmingintie 4
26101 Rauma
B.V. Scheepswerf Damen
Netherlands
Address
Avelingen West 20
4200 AA Gorinchem
Callenberg Engineering AB
Sweden
Address
Kurverödsleden
451 26 Uddevalla
DEVELOPMENT CENTRE FOR SHIP TECHNOLOGY AND TRANSPORT SYSTEMS
Germany
Address
77,Oststrasse 77
47013 Duisburg
Deutsche Binnenwerften GmbH
Germany
Address
366,Wandenschlosstrasse 366
12557 Berlin
FEDERATION OF FINNISH METAL, ENGINEERING AND ELECTROTECHNICAL INDUSTRIES, SHIPBUILDING GROUP
Finland
Address
Etelaeranta 10
00313 Helsinki
FINCANTIERI - CANTIERI NAVALI ITALIANI SPA
Italy
Address
Via Cipro 11
16129 Genova
FLENSBURGER SCHIFFSBAU-GESELLSCHAFT MBH & CO KG
Germany
Address
52,Batteriestraße 52
24939 Flensburg
Fr Lürssen Werft Gmbh & Co
Germany
Address
Friedrich Klippert Strasse 1
28759 Bremen - Vegesack
HAMBURGISCHE SCHIFFBAU-VERSUCHSANSTALT GMBH
Germany
Address
164,Bramfelder Strasse 164
22305 Hamburg
HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
Otakaari 1
02015 Hut
HOWALDTSWERKE - DEUTSCHE WERFT AG
Germany
Address
112-114,Werftstraase 112-114
24143 Kiel
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHES DE LA CONSTRUCTION NAVALE
France
Address
47,Rue De La Noê 1
44321 Nantes
KVAERNER MASA-YARDS INC.
Finland
Address
Laivakatu 1
00151 Helsinki
Koninklijke Schelde Group BV
Netherlands
Address
Glacisstraat 165
4380 AA Vlissingen
MARITIME RESEARCH INSTITUTE NETHERLANDS
Netherlands
Address
2,Haagsteeg 2
6700 AA Wageningen
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO
Netherlands
Address
Lange Kleiweg 5
2600 AD Rijswijk
NETHERLANDS' SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Netherlands
Address
Boerhaavelaan 40
2700 AC Zoetermeer
STN Atlas Elektronik GmbH
Germany
Address
Behringstrasse 120
22763 Hamburg
Siowalls AB
Sweden
Address
Seglargatan 7
721 03 Västeräs
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
12,Tekniikantie 12
02044 Espoo
THE ITALIAN SHIP RESEARCH CENTRE
Italy
Address
Via Ippolito D'aste 5
16121 Genova
VAN DER GIESSEN - DE NOORD SHIPBUILDING DIVISION B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Schaardijk 23
2920 AA Krimpen Aan Den Yssel
WAERTSILAE PROPULSION UNITED BV
Netherlands
Address
52,Lipsstraat 52
5150 BB Drunen