Wed, 03 April, 2019
The SHIPLYS (Ship Lifecycle Software Solutions) project aims to transform the early-stages of ship design by developing simulation and modelling tools that will streamline and improve the processes involved. Software applications will be developed that provide a life cycle perspective at the design stage itself, including a platform to enable the integrated use of these and other relevant applications. A variety of stakeholders involved in different stages of a ship’s life are contributing to the project, with the aim of helping to minimise the costs during design; production; operation; maintenance; and end of life phases of a ship.
SHIPLYS is a three-year project that started in September 2016 and has received funding from the European Commission’s H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 690770. The project brings together a team of twelve leading maritime companies and research facilities from seven countries, and coordinated by TWI.
The consortium met at Lloyd's Register EMEA in London to discuss key developments in the project. Most software applications are now close to completion, and the next steps include testing the integration and validating results.
In the next six months, the SHIPLYS consortium will be holding several workshops to demonstrate the software’s capabilities and gain insightful, end-user feedback. These will be held in shipyards in Spain and Bulgaria to enable direct engagement with industry.
You can find out more about the SHIPLYS project here: http://www.shiplys.com/