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Shipbuilding low cost, versatile and safe welding by yag laser application (SHIPYAG)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G3RD-CT-2000-00251

  • Start date

    1 October 2000

  • End date

    31 May 2004

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 062 644

  • EU contribution

    € 2 075 078

Coordinated by:

FINCANTIERI - CANTIERI NAVALI ITALIANI SPA

Italy

Objective

The project strategic aim is the competitiveness recovery of the European shipbuilding, making possible the industrial use of the laser welding of ship structures. Important benefits (6-8 % of the hull fabrication costs) are expected, with positive impact to employment. Technical achievements aim at overcoming some of the barriers that exist for the laser welding in shipbuilding. These are the high plant costs, and their typical inflexibility because of the mirror beam transmission. YAG laser based systems with fibre optical cable transmission can solve the problem. Low cost, versatile, safe laser welding is the project target. Improved knowledge of the YAG welding of medium/high thickness plates is expected, with the solution of the problem of safe use of YAG laser in the ships and the realisation of a welding head with new, compact configuration of the process control system and the welding plant prototype. The project is included in an ex-ante cluster on joining in shipbuilding.

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Coordinator

FINCANTIERI - CANTIERI NAVALI ITALIANI SPA

Address

Via Genova 1
34121 Trieste

Italy

Participants (10)

BISIACH E CARRU SPA

Italy

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.

Italy

FORCE INSTITUTE

Denmark

HAAS-LASER GMBH & CO. KG

Germany

LLOYD'S REGISTER OF SHIPPING

United Kingdom

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

ODENSE STEELSHIPYARD LTD

Denmark

OMCB APS

Denmark

RINA SPA

Italy

Welding Institute

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G3RD-CT-2000-00251

  • Start date

    1 October 2000

  • End date

    31 May 2004

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 062 644

  • EU contribution

    € 2 075 078

Coordinated by:

FINCANTIERI - CANTIERI NAVALI ITALIANI SPA

Italy