Software, services, and expertise for the business of shipbuilding.

        • Achieve a Quick ROI
        • Sliced implementations and our expertise means a benefit from day one, without a lengthy setup.

        • Integrate, Collaborate, Re-use
        • SSI’s Open Shipbuilding Platform gives you a future-proof source of truth for your shipbuilding projects.

        • Change Management
        • Get visibility into changes, understand the impacts, and have the right information at the right time to execute the change.

        • Adapt and Innovate
        • Create a local or virtualized shipbuilding environment for your global distributed workforce.

        • Changing from Another Solution
        • SSI makes it easy to switch from other platforms and keep your existing data.

        • Design
        • The most significant opportunities to impact the cost of building and operating a ship are found in the design and engineering phase.

          Initial Design  |  Basic Design  |  Detailed Design

        • Build
        • Even a smaller shipbuilding project is immense in scope and scale. Manage the challenges that are unique to ship construction.

          Prepare  |  Fabricate  |  Assemble

        • Maintain
        • With the majority of a ship’s life taking place after it’s been built, it’s crucial to ensure that the organization has a clear picture of the vessel at all times.

          Digital Twin  |  Repair / Refit  |  Operations

        • Nexus
        • SSI Nexus is the place where users, creators, & implementers of SSI software get together. Here they discuss best practices & industry trends, tackle common challenges, gain access to the latest software, and provide input into the future of the products that bring them together.

        • MyLearning
        • SSI MyLearning is where SSI users can access detailed training exercises, materials, courses, and certifications. The self-directed training curriculum ensures that training happens on your schedule and when you need it most.

        • SSI Blogs
        • The SSI blog is your place to get insights into the intersection of shipbuilding and technology, how our industry is moving forward, and keep up with SSI news. It’s the only place to read the latest from Denis Morais and Darren Larkins, SSI’s co-CEOs.

          Lighthouse Waveform  |  Shipbuilding Solutions

        • ShipConstructor
        • Engineering information is a shipbuilder’s most important asset. Getting that information to fit your business means using a solution that is built to handle shipbuilding’s unique challenges and information requirements throughout each stage of a vessel’s lifecycle.

        • EnterprisePlatform
        • Every process in a shipyard requires data. Seamlessly sharing that data across tools in the correct format needed allows for meaningful, actionable information to be consumed throughout the organization. Providing the freedom to choose the tailored tools required for a shipbuilding project.

        • ShipbuildingPLM
        • ShipbuildingPLM is the only product lifecycle management (PLM) platform that is specifically built for the business of shipbuilding. It allows your shipyard to manage and organize information, understand change, build a foundation for digital innovation, and support MRO activities – without the risks and costs of traditional PLM implementations.

        • Company
        • Learn more about SSI and our leadership.

        • Locations & Contact
        • You need a partner with a global presence.

        • News
        • The latest on SSI and shipbuilding.

        • Events
        • Join us at our next event, conference, or trade show.

        • Partners
        • Learn more about our Platform and Development Partners.

        • Clients
        • See the industry leaders who trust SSI.

        • Careers
        • Help us make the business of shipbuilding possible.

January 7, 2020
30th Anniversary

No matter when your connection to SSI began, we want you to experience our 30-year history. Throughout 2020, we highlighted the stories behind our history, shared memories with clients, identified significant milestones, explored key moments, celebrated the transformations we have helped facilitate across shipbuilding, and looked towards the future of SSI and shipbuilding.

Here is just some of the great, interactive content from 2020. The entire SSI team is excited to have had you along for the journey. 

The SSI Story 

Part 1 – Unpacking SSI’s Origin and Leadership

After 30 years, we have plenty of stories to tell. See where SSI came from, how we’ve stuck true to our original founding principles, and what our vision for the future is.

Part 2 – SSI’s 30 Year Product Vision Pays Off

While most in the shipbuilding technology industry concentrate on one or more of the phases of shipbuilding – designing, engineering, building, or maintaining vessels – SSI has also focused on developing a solution that makes the connection of those phases possible. 

Part 3 – Where We Are 30 Years On

Because of our commitment to shipbuilding, we have had to evolve in lock-step with, or even a step ahead of, the ever-accelerating technical innovations that would define “competitive advantage” in the industry. That consistent evolution has allowed us to grow into the leader we are today.

Part 4 – Capturing 30 Years of Milestones

Over the course of 30 years, we’ve had a lot of milestones, firsts, and achievements to be proud of. We couldn’t fit everything into one post, but some of our favorite highlights are in this post. Over 60 of our favorite milestones across our 30-year history have been captured in our timeline.

Part 5 – SSI’s Vision for the Future

Having looked back at our past accomplishments, we took the opportunity to look ahead at the future of our place in the shipbuilding industry. We are positioned uniquely to fully realize the vision rooted in the founding of SSI by Rolf Oetter back in 1990 – to make it easy for shipbuilders to focus on the business of shipbuilding.

Part 6 – A Track Record of Partnering for Success

The SSI community has always been based on a collection of partnerships. Throughout the year, we’ve highlighted the partnerships we have with our clients and the development partnerships that underpin our solution philosophy, but there is a third level of partnership that helps unify those two worlds – our representative partners.

SSI Timeline – “a walk down Memory Lane” 

Think of our timeline like your family photo album, full of memories and milestones. With 30 years of experience empowering shipbuilders, we have gone through a lot of firsts. Walk yourself through some of the highlights on our interactive timeline and explore the artifacts we have gathered along the way. 

Honoring our Clients 

A huge part of what has made it possible for us to develop as a company throughout the past 30 years has been our clients. They have been one of the major keys that have allowed us to consistently and incrementally improve how we help shipbuilders. Watch the film and see how we’re highlighting and reflecting on the clients that have made our success possible.

To kick off 2020, Darren Larkins, co-CEO, and Simon Crook, Solutions Specialist, visited Austal in Henderson, Australia. 2018 marked Austal’s own 30th anniversary and they congratulated SSI as we start our 4th decade of business.

SSI and Austal executives in front of trimaran Bajamar Express
Darren Larkins and Simon Crook of SSI meet with Patrick Gregg, Gordon Blauw, Ben Wardle, and others from Austal in front of the 118m trimaran Bajamar Express.

Honoring Over 18 Years of Partnership Between Austal and SSI

Austal has been a long-time partner of SSI and a hugely important contributor to our success. We look forward to continuing our great relationship, solving more shipbuilding problems, and working together for many years to come. In 2022, we headed to Henderson, Australia, for a special visit to Austal HQ.

We had two highlights as part of that visit: delivering a plaque to Paddy Gregg and Andrew Malcon, CEO and Chief Digital Officer at Austal, respectively honoring Austal as a long-standing client and for their Excellence in Engineering Innovation and sitting down with Andrew to discuss the history of SSI and Austal, recent successes, and what is in store for the future.

From left: Cory Zachrisson, Paddy Gregg, Simon Crook, Andrew Malcolm

New Website and Rebrand 

The more first-hand experience we have with shipbuilders, the more we learn about the challenges they face. We’ve created our new website to make it easier to find answers for the shipbuilding challenges your organization experiences implementing technology and navigating the future of shipbuilding. 

Explore and search our new site to discover insights into shipbuilding, every part of a vessel’s lifecycle, and our products. 


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