Presentation held at the second public workshop of the FIBRESHIP project, held at La Ciotat, France, on 25th of June 2019.
The second public workshop of the FIBRESHIP project offered to the participants a chance to discuss the different composite materials solutions for shipbuilding as well as learn more about the latest technological advances of FIBRESHIP Project related to design, construction and operation of ships integrally built in composite materials. FIBRESHIP Consortium is looking for a niche in the future shipping market through promoting changes in the regulatory framework of IMO and generating guidelines and methodologies for designing, building and operating large-length vessels, laying the foundations of a new market based on composites technology in shipbuilding and shipping.
This presentation is dedicated to the strategies of regulatory and standardization activities of the project, mainly focused on the fire challenges related to the use of composites in the shipping industry. Reddy Devalapalli (Lloyd’s Register of Shipping) explained that a presentation in collaboration with RAMSSES project is being prepared for the next SDC of IMO in February 2020 as well as a info paper, to promote changes in the current regulatory frameworks which limit the use of Fibre Reinforced Plastic elements in the construction of large-length ship structures. In addition, Stephane Pabeouf from Bureau Veritas described the development of new performance criteria which will attempt to deal with the fire safety issues and structural performance of the new lightweight ships, being an essential part of the FIBRESHIP project.