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.

About Austal

Austal is a world leader in the production of high speed aluminum fast ferries. The company has also leveraged this capability to become a global defense prime contractor. Austal designs, constructs and maintains revolutionary platforms for the US Navy as well as an extensive range of patrol and auxiliary vessels for defense forces and government agencies globally. Austal has a shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia; Mobile, Alabama; and Balamban, Philippines. 

Sample Projects

  • Next Generation 120 m Trimaran Ferry 
  • US Navy LCS Independence Class Littoral Combat Ships 
  • Benchijigua Express 
  • Cotai Strip CotaiJets 

Technical Sophistication

Austal is at the pinnacle of state of the art shipbuilding with its sophisticated modular manufacturing facilities. Austal’s commitment to technological excellence is evidenced by the fact that it is very “tool focused”. Austal has continually enhanced processes by developing tools built on top of ShipConstructor’s open architecture platform. During this process, the company has worked closely with SSI to optimize usage of their software and has commended SSI on the quality of its support. 

WorkShare tools allow collaboration

Austal also praises ShipConstructor’s WorkShare (formerly Split & Merge) technology which Austal’s offices on different continents use to collaborate on design and engineering. Austal has said that, “this has been a huge thing for us having to work with another organization across the ocean.” 

World-leading success

Despite having shipyards in higher-wage countries, Austal has managed to be competitive in a global, non-protected market through the successful application of advanced technology. ShipConstructor software is a key part of this success.