Developing Smart Technologies for Productivity Improvement of European Small and Medium Sized Shipyards
Do these challenges sound familiar to you?
  • Your investments in modern facilities are insufficient because of limited financial capacities and reserves
  • Single purpose automation has often a low economic feasibility because of lacking economy of scale in production
  • Your product design is less fit for production because of partly or complete outsourcing the design activities
  • The use of innovative technologies and activities in research and development has a low ability because of limited personnel resources, lacking skills of the personnel and limited access to information and cooperation networks

The SMARTYards-Network has the solution!

Design Methods and Tools


  • Make the production related information more easily available in earlier design stages
  • Provide easy to use and affordable tools for design and planning processes
  • Integrate of tools to support the design process in the most commonly used design systems

Pre-selected ideas:

  • Work content estimation per room / compartment in early planning
  • Universal steel weight estimation tool
  • Interfaces early-steel-design
  • Methods to improve the efficiency of distributed design processes