SEUS Project

Smart European Shipbuilding

SEUS Project

– Innovation Action


The future of Shipbuilding

Digitalization and computational tools have great potential to generate value for improving the competitiveness of the EU shipbuilding industry. It requires a significant reshaping of existing tools and practices to be exploited successfully. The gains come in the form of increased quality and reduced time required for design, virtual prototyping, estimations of impacts for the use of greening innovative technologies, modularization, flexible data management, interoperability across proprietary tools, cyber security, efficient support for modern robotized fabrication and openness for integration with operational platforms. The future of shipbuilding lies in s marter use of computational tools.


The purpose of the SEUS Project

The main goal of the Smart European Shipbuilding project (SEUS) is to create a Smart Shipbuilding Framework for European shipyards. This is achieved by architecting and developing an integrated platform for a combined and integrated solution incorporating CAE, CAD, CAM, and PDM software and testing it at shipyards. The new platform solution will be built by the best European shipbuilding expertise provided by academic and industrial consortium participants. It intends to develop novel practices for human-centric knowledge management in shipbuilding, the use of NLP, and data-driven AI design elements in the current consensus or intelligent technologies and Industry 5.0.


Innovation in Action

The SEUS consortium’s ambition represents the potential for improvement in the current traditional shipbuilding value chain via process innovation, namely: human-centred Industry 5.0 needs; open standard and interface for shipbuilding data, AI (e.g., automated routines); integration of CAD/CAE/CAM via a PDM smart platform; 2D-3D modularization and data reuse; MRO from the downstream phases of the shipbuilding value chain included in the smart platform and closing the lifecycle loop. In the long term, our ambition is to achieve considerably time saving in engineering, assembly and construction at European shipyards. Additionally, the minimization of gaps in digital information flows and the optimization of work processes present a large area for time and cost optimization, providing significant economic impacts on shipbuilding.


This project has received funding from the Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON) EU programme under grant agreement No 101096224.

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SEUS Workshop in Norway - Ålesund May 3rd / Ulsteinvik May 4th - 2023

SEUS Workshop in Norway - Ålesund May 3rd / Ulsteinvik May 4th - 2023

The first workshop for the SEUS (Smart European Shipbuilding) EU Project will be held in Norway in the the day 3-4 of May. The first day is open to the general public, with an agenda which includes input and presentation from all partners on the topics of digitalization of the maritime industry, data models for maritime structures, innovation and taylor-made practices in shipbulding and technology trends. The workshop will be held at NTNU in Ålesund, Nørvasundet auditorium. starting from 09:30 am on May 3rd (Wednesday). The program for the workshop is found online. On May 4th the consortium partners have a meeting in Ulsteinvik, at Ulstein Group.

Program for the SEUS Workshop in Ålesund, Norway, May 3rd 2023.

Main objective

Main objective

Create a Smart Shipbuilding Framework, achieving considerably time saving in engineering, assembly and construction at European shipyards via efficient integration and use of the computational tools included in the framework.