Bringing the Ocean to Society
29 May 2019
The FiBRESHIP Project and the Spanish Institute of Oceanography
EurOcean Member IEO is part of a European consortium of eighteen partners from eleven countries behind the FiBRESHiP innovation project.

Being an ambitious initiative FiBRESHiP will develop a new market focused on the integral construction of large length ships in composite materials, a breakthrough for the shipbuilding and shipping industry.

FiBRESHiP will improve the competitiveness of the European shipping stakeholders in the global market and become a seed project with enormous potential to transform the whole maritime European industry. The Consortium aims at developing the technology to enable the building of the complete hull and superstructure of large length ships in fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) materials.

The project will concentrate its activity on three different vessel categories identified as the most promising for market uptaking: light commercial ships, passenger transport ships and special service vessels.

FiBRESHiP will fully demonstrate the developed solution on a partial prototype to be built by the second part of the project, by improving the efficiency of vessels with beneficial impacts on industrial, economic, social and environmental aspects.

The project bring together an outstanding partnership representing the European shipbuilding and shipping industry of an international consortium being one of the most ambitious and highly valued projects so far financed by the European Union's H2020 programme with a total budget of 11 million EUR.

The Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO)'s role in the project is specification monitoring, design assessment and life cycle performance evaluation mainly in special service vessels.