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Shipbuilding is evolving quicker than ever. The changes each organization are seeing are linked through common threads, but every situation is different. See for yourself how SSI’s solutions have solved some of the most important challenges shipbuilders face.

Ship Design Office Implements Leading Onboarding Program

Genoa Design International

In 2012, as Genoa was set to play a crucial role in Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), they identified the need to expand and onboard in large numbers rapidly. With not many designers previously familiar with shipbuilding and a large number of projects ahead, it was going to be a challenge to ramp up quickly and ensure everyone was on equal footing.

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Incremental Implementation of 3D

Miho Shipyard

Miho understood that it was critical to look for a next-generation system, and after evaluating numerous solutions, introduced ShipConstructor as their primary hull production design solution in 2010. The tangible benefits of 3D were clear; however, a key consideration was that the implemented solution needed to be introduced quickly and without disrupting ongoing projects or established processes.

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3D Design in Japanese Shipbuilding

LPT and Inamasu

Japanese shipbuilders lead the world in quality, but many are now experiencing the consequences of outdated processes, systems, and workflows. The Japanese Laboratory of Practical Technology (LPT) and Inamasu Shipbuilding have combatted this by using advanced 3D technology to improve on Inamasu’s sophisticated shipbuilding techniques.

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Digital Transition in Defense Case Study

Huntington Ingalls

For more than a century, Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Seventy percent of the US Naval combatants have been built by Huntington Ingalls Industries.

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Laser Scanning Case Study

21 Knots

21 Knots Design and Consulting is an emerging design, engineering and consulting firm providing services to Global Maritime and Oil & Gas industry. Their team of Naval Architects, Structural Engineers and Marine Engineers, along with industry experts, combines industry experience and knowledge with enthusiasm, creativity and dedication to develop and deliver custom-made solutions.

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Cost Management Case Study


Cost Management starts with the proposal and bidding process. The “CostFact” software system supports cost management throughout all shipbuilding stages including the early phases of design, engineering, calculations that accompany production, and finally to the analysis of a completed project.

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3D CAD – PLM Integration Case Study

Ingalls Shipbuilding

The naval shipyard identified that a PLM solution integrated with its CAD/CAM program would be a significant driver of savings. This was because a powerful PLM system that leveraged design and engineering information would be a central repository of data and would allow for greater control.

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Navy Refit Case Study

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems Australia (tkMSA) is a specialist Australian naval designer that has broad experience providing design and engineering services for many ship classes.

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Small Design Shop Client Profile Case Study

HB Consultants

HB Consultants is a small design office founded by JP Bouchard. JP Bouchard is a structural designer with extensive experience in the naval architecture/marine engineering industry. For many years he worked at Bender Shipbuilding and with renowned naval architect Robert Allan Ltd. modelling some of the world’s leading workboats.

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MarineDrafting Case Study

One2three Naval Architects

One2three are an Australian independent design house that specializes in custom vessel designs in many operational sectors. A broad spectrum of designs, ranging from 5 metre monohull pleasure boats, 35 metre catamaran passenger ferries and up to 80m trimaran motor yachts, require One2three to maintain high levels of accuracy and efficiency.

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