NAVAIS is developing a platform-based modular product family approach supported by the 3DEXPERIENCE integrated business platform. This concept increases efficiency in vessel design and flexibility in production networks. NAVAIS focuses specifically on passenger/road ferries and multi-use workboats integrating sustainability in the design of the ships. NAVAIS supports the transfer from an engineered-to-order business model to an assemble-to-order business model. This switch in the business model allows shorter process lead-times, constant quality, reduced design and production costs and better integration of the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) supply chain. As a consequence, the European shipbuilding industry shows increased competitiveness. The European maritime sector is a world leader in the development of complex, value-added and highly specialised vessels. In order to maintain this world-leadership, European shipbuilders must develop tailor-made innovative concepts that are efficient to design and build. NAVAIS expects to meet this challenge by reaching a 30% higher efficiency due to sharing components and production across a platform of modular products.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 769419.