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NAVAIS final conference

The final conference of the NAVAIS project will take place on Monday May 30, 2022 from 13:00 to 17:30 at RDM Next-De Loft at Rotterdam.

Over the last four years NAVAIS has developed a modular design and production approach supported by the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform. The approach will increase efficiency in vessel design and flexibility in production networks. NAVAIS has specifically focused on ferries and multi-use workboats. Overall, NAVAIS will allow shorter lead-times, constant quality, reduced design and production costs and better integration of the SME supply chain, thereby increasing competitiveness of the European shipbuilding industry.

During the conference the main results of the project will be shared and the impact on the future of the shipbuilding industry will be disussed.


12:00 Networking lunch
13:00 Introduction to NAVAIS - Marco Scholtens (NMT - project coordinator)
  • How can modularization in shipbuilding work? – TU Delft and Damen
  • Platform approach to ship design and production – Dassault Systemès, Damen and Eekels.
  • Class pre-approval of ship modules - Bureau Veritas and Damen
  • Lowering the environmental impact with design decisions – Marin and Damen
Closing remarks - Jorinus Kalis (Damen – manager development)
17:00 Networking drinks

For more information about the project, visit


RDM Next – De Loft | Scheepsbouwweg 8-Loft | 3089 JW ROTTERDAM | THE NETHERLANDS


30 May 2022