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.

December 13, 2022
Behind the Curtain

I want to start by saying how much of a pleasure it has been to work with, and most recently lead SSI along with, Darren for the past 20 years. As co-CEOs, we continued to grow the business into a global leader in shipbuilding solutions, and I am thrilled that Darren’s expertise will continue to strengthen SSI going forward. 

As most of you know, I’m a lifelong SSI-er, and I’m reminded today of when I first started with SSI. What I first noticed was that Rolf had a clear awareness of what the reason for being of SSI (then ARL) was. But what I took most from those years was a need to look ahead and “go to where the puck will be.”  

Many will say that shipbuilding is old-fashioned and resistant to changing its ways. Aspects of that are true, but look at how quickly and to the extent that shipbuilders have already embraced the concepts around digital twin, business transformation, and new innovations in general. That’s possible because we (and some others in the industry) are focused on creating easy, quick-to-implement, and quick-to-see-value solutions for the challenges shipbuilders are uniquely experiencing.  

SSI came into being because shipyards asked for it. Rolf showed them what he was working on, and they quickly saw that even the (relatively) basic first concept of his vision would add value to their business that day. That shipbuilding focus has been a mainstay of our company since day one. Today, SSI is not just a tool used to build ships. We’re a core part of shipbuilders’ businesses and we make it possible for them to achieve their business and digital transformation goals. More importantly, we partner with them on their journey to achieving those transformations. 

And we’re not done yet. Shipbuilding as an industry is evolving, and so are we. We are prioritizing the innovations that our clients need tomorrow and working on them today. We’re building relationships and partnering with other leading solution providers in the shipbuilding space to allow for transparent information sharing across the shipyard throughout design, build, and maintenance. 

Most of all, I want to thank the team at SSI for the hard work they put in to make it possible to achieve these goals. I wrote in a blog post four or so years ago how I was proud to tell my dad that SSI didn’t need me to manage everyone because the team was full of leaders that understood our goals and the steps to achieve them. That is even more true today as the team has grown and become even better at aligning our work with our vision.  

I am excited to keep our momentum moving as SSI builds on our next chapter.

To my team and our clients, partners, and friends: my door is always open.



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