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 introduces the Fibreship project, which addresses the feasibility of the construction of large-length vessels using uniquely lightweight composite materials in their structures. Alfonso explained the significant advantages of the massive application of lightweight composite materials in design, construction and operation of large-length ships. The main challenge of this project is to generate a discussion in regulatory bodies through the advances and developments reached in the project in order to promote new rules and regulations that allows the integral construction of ships over 500 GT (approx. 50 meters in length) in FRP materials, which will result in the development of a new European market based on the construction of lightweight ships.