Engineering, production and life‐cycle management for the complete construction of large‐length Fibre‐based ships

Business Time Project Coordinator Funding Scheme
Start date: June 2017 
End date: May 2020
Tecnicas y Servicios de Ingeniería, S.L. Horizon 2020
Call: H2020-MG-2016-Two-Stages



The main objective of the FIBRESHIP project is to create a new EU-market to build complete large-length ships in FRP (Fibre-Reinforced Polymers) enabling its massive application. In order to achieve this objective, the project will develop, identify and qualify FRP materials for different applications in particular for long-term structural strength and fire resistance


Address the regulatory aspects of the study, providing the national and international regulatory framework applicable to the use of FRP materials to large-length vessels, developing the project and production guidelines, assessing and validating the new designs and validating the numerical and simulation tools useful for the new designs.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 723360.


FIBRESHIP aims to fill the actual technology gaps and make the use of composite materials ready for building complete hulls and superstructures of large ships (length >50 m).
To this end, FIBRESHIP will develop, qualify and audit innovative FRP materials for marine applications, elaborate new design and production guidelines and procedures, generate efficient production and inspection methodologies, and develop new validated software analysis tools.

Project Consortium

1 Tecnicas y Servicios de Ingeniería, S.L. 2 Compass Ingenieria y Sistemas SA 3 Centre Internacional de Metodes Numerics en Enginyeria 4 Lloyd's Register Emea IPS 5 Bureau Veritas Registre International de Classification de Navires et d'Aeronefs SA, 6 RINA Services S.p.a. 7 Danaos Shipping Company LTD 8 Anonymos Naftiliaki Etaireia Kritis 9 Foinikas Shipping Company NE 10 Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia 11 Tuco Yacht Værft APS 12 Navrom Shipyard SRL 13 Fundacion Centro Tecnologico Soermar 14 TWI Limited 15 Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT OY 16 H2X 17 Ateknea Solutions Europe SL Magyarországi Fióktelepe 18 University of Limerick

Alessandro Maccari