SIS InfraCore® Technology used in Composite Ship Hulls

0 Comments | July 30, 2020

SIS InfraCore® Technology used in Composite Ship Hulls

The patented InfraCore® technology that is key to our FiberCore single element large span composite bridges is now being trialed in The Netherlands for use in full composite ship hulls.

There are numerous benefits to composite shipbuilding and its contributions towards greater maritime efficiency and sustainability. A composite vessel would weigh up to 40 percent less than a steel equivalent which would contribute to a considerable reduction in both fuel consumption of up to 25 percent as well as reductions of harmful emissions.

“The use of composites for larger ships has significant advantages for the entire design of the ship,” says Marcel Elenbaas, senior engineer at Research & Technology Support at ship builder DSNS. “If it is lighter, a vessel uses less fuel and produces lower emissions. The vessel also requires smaller engines, which means more space for additional systems, making for a more versatile platform, and of course, composites require considerably less maintenance than a steel vessel. We have the opportunity to demonstrate the effectiveness and viability of large-scale composite shipbuilding.”

SIS and our European partners remain at the forefront of innovation in composite technology and remain true to our ethos of creating a more sustainable world.

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