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 a community for users, creators, & implementers of SSI software.

        • SSI Certified Training
        • SSI Certified Training allows SSI users to access detailed training exercises, materials, courses, and certifications.

        • SSI Blogs
        • The SSI blogs are your place to get insights from our CEO into the intersection of shipbuilding and technology, see how shipbuilding is moving forward, and keep up with SSI news.

          Lighthouse Waveform  |  Shipbuilding Solutions

        • ShipConstructor
        • A complete line of solutions for the design, engineering, and construction of ships and offshore projects.

        • EnterprisePlatform
        • Tools to connect and share data across every system in the shipyard and make information available.

        • ShipbuildingPLM
        • The only truly shipbuilding-specific product lifecycle management (PLM) platform.

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        • 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.