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        • 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.

          Assess  |  Manage  |  Repair / Refit

        • 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  |  Crow’s Nest

        • 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.

Many outside of shipbuilding fail to understand that it is an industry unlike any other. The realities shipbuilders face are often only grasped by those in our industry and addressed only by shipbuilding specific solutions.

These five shipbuilding challenges are the ones most impacting our industry today. Identifying them within your organization is the first step to:

  • Enhancing your existing processes and workflows.
  • Minimizing any risk to your projects – current or future.
  • Better understanding of your organization as a whole.

Learn more about each reality below and explore how they can be tackled.


Shipbuilding is a global industry

Design, engineering, and construction of a single project are often done by different organizations in different parts of the world. Ensuring your teams can collaborate freely, training is quick and cost-effective, and access to your projects is secure gives you the power to focus on shipbuilding.

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Shipbuilding is a global industry

Shipyards are focused on today

The realities of shipbuilding drive the need to focus on the next milestone. Ensuring your organization can respond to market changes, innovate without jeopardizing current projects, and align your investment with what you need to get done allows you to focus on shipbuilding.

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Shipyards are focused on today

Shipbuilding projects are at a massive scale

A massive amount of information is generated during the design, construction and operation of a ship. Equipping your design and engineering teams to work on projects of any scale, effectively track changes of any scale, and seamlessly share information gives you the power to focus on shipbuilding.

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Shipbuilding projects are at a massive scale

Ships have a lifecycle measured in decades

Modern vessel lifespans are not attainable without ongoing maintenance, repair, and refit. The ability to quickly capture the as-is conditions of a vessel, utilize existing designs and information, and ensure that information will always be accessible gives you a complete overview of your ship from build to decommission.

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Ships have a lifecycle measured in decades

Shipbuilding is a unique industry

Shipbuilding is different from any other industry. Because ships are engineered before the design is approved and built before the engineering is complete it’s crucial that your design and engineering teams can focus on shipbuilding, and not on managing change.

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Shipbuilding has many characteristics that are unique to our industry

Shipbuilders choose SSI because we understand that shipbuilding is like no other industry. See who trusts SSI to help them solve their toughest challenges.