• 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.

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        • 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.

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        • 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.

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March 1, 2010
Client News
Austal’s bid-winning concept for the Joint High Speed Vessel. Image courtesy US Navy.
Austal’s bid-winning concept for the Joint High Speed Vessel. Image courtesy US Navy.
Sentinel Class Cutters being built by Bollinger. Image courtesy US Coast Gaurd.
Sentinel Class Cutters being built by Bollinger. Image courtesy US Coast Guard.
Legend Class National Security Cutter USCGC Bertholf. Image courtesy US Coast Guard.
Legend Class National Security Cutter USCGC Bertholf. Image courtesy US Coast Guard.

ShipConstructor software is increasingly being used for naval projects and this has helped the company stay strong in the current economic climate. During the last year one of the most closely followed news stories has been the competition between the General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin teams over the contract to build the rest of the US Navy’s fleet of 55 Littoral Combat ships. While the competing designs are quite different they have something in common; they were both modeled using ShipConstructor.

ShipConstructor’s usage on both projects should come as no surprise since the vast majority of the US Navy’s future fleet will be modeled with ShipConstructor software.

For instance, Northrop Grumman has recently purchased a significant number of ShipConstructor licenses for the complete detail design of the DDG-113, 114, and 115 Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyers.

Northrop Grumman has already used ShipConstructor on various other US Naval projects such as on the DDG-1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer and the LHA-6 Amphibious Assault Vessel.

Austal has used ShipConstructor for the LCS-2 and is also using it for the US Navy’s Joint High Speed Vessel. Meanwhile, Marinette Marine (a Fincantieri company) has used ShipConstructor for the LCS-1 and the Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS).

ShipConstructor is being used on Coast Guard vessels as well—everything from Sentinel Class fast response cutters and 87’ patrol boats for the Republic of Yemen to the largest cutters in US Coast Guard History—the 418’ Legend Class Bertholf & Waeshe.

Over the last few years ShipConstructor has increasingly been involved with Navy-related programs to advance shipbuilding productivity. ShipConstructor provided advice to the Canadian government regarding the best way to proceed with its proposed $40 billion fleet renewal plan. ShipConstructor and its affiliate, Navware Canada Inc., also organized a Canadian conference regarding modern shipbuilding best practices attended by officials from government and industry.

Overseas, ShipConstructor was the sole CAD/CAM vendor invited to speak at the Offshore Patrol Vessel Conference in Lorient France.

ShipConstructor also plays an increasingly active role in the United States Navy-funded National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP). Patrick Roberts, Director of Operations for ShipConstructor USA was recently reelected Vice President for the Business Process Technologies Panel and other staff members such as Deputy CEO Darren Larkins have also been involved in numerous NSRP projects which have allowed ShipConstructor’s development team to closely understand the unique challenges regarding naval ship construction.

ShipConstructor NSRP Projects over $1 million USD

  • Large Scale Computer Simulation Modeling System
  • Practical Applications for Design for Producability
  • Smart “As-Built” Models
  • Shipyard Design Tool Enhancement I,II & III
  • Modern Shipbuilding Design Courses
  • Enabling Shipbuilding Interoperability (ISE-6)

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