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.

In a number of key ways shipbuilding is different than any other industry that builds big things.  In a nutshell, that means problems common to other industries require different approaches, and challenges unique to shipbuilding cannot be solved using general tools.

What makes shipbuilding different?

Ships and offshore structures are typically already being engineered before the design is approved and built before the engineering is complete. This means that pre-existing engineering work, and already built sections, need to be considered when the resulting changes that need to be made are handed down.

Ships, and shipbuilding, are governed by regulations and regulatory bodies that apply to shipbuilding. Unlike buildings and other onshore facilities, the only projects that approach the same scale, a single ship operates in a variety of environmental, regulatory, and political landscapes as it travels around the globe. 

There are unique traits found only in shipbuilding that make managing the multiple designs of ships orders of magnitude more difficult.

Denis Morais, SSI co-CEO

Large shipbuilding programs consist of tens or dozens of vessels of the same class. Even between two sister ships, the differences can be significant. This differs quite a bit from any other industry – consumer goods are designed once and manufactured millions of times, buildings are typically designed and built once, even airplanes are engineered once and built hundreds, if not thousands, of times with comparatively small variations between each plane and the next. Shipbuilders have to get it right quickly while managing a large amount of change between each ship. 

Managing a huge amount of change

To get things right quickly, while managing that large amount of change, your organization needs to:  

  • Allow your design and engineering teams to manage and track changes throughout the project. 
  • Facilitate dynamic communication between engineering and production departments. 
  • Ensure that any change across sister ships is seamless and transparent. 
  • Have your teams working in the same unified platform and on the same drawings that will be delivered to class societies. 

Explore SSI’s solutions for tackling the unique challenges of shipbuilding.

Why Shipbuilding Requires Shipbuilding Specific Solutions

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If you’re a shipbuilding executive, you’ll already be closely familiar with the challenges you face within your industry, so make sure to look out for solutions for and insight into the problems you encounter every day. For those who have had less exposure to shipbuilding, this eBook will provide you with a fantastic overview of why the more unique aspects of shipbuilding demand shipbuilding specific solutions.

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