Work package 2 Forecast for Shipbuilding 4.0

European shipyards and maritime equipment manufacturers are global leaders in the building of complex ship types and the production of sophisticated maritime equipment, used both for civil and naval purposes. This leadership is the result of continuous investments in Research, Development and Innovation and in developing a very highly skilled workforce. The industry invests 9% of its turnover on R&I activities, being one of the most research-intensive industrial sectors in Europe.

Big Data, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity, Robotics, Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing are cutting-edge technologies which will contribute to the innovation of production processes, a significant reduction of costs and improved efficiency. It will increase the ability to carry out component replacement and maintenance tasks and it is called to have a significant impact on vessel operations, improve safety and security and improve the well-being of workers.

WP 2 will analyse the impact of Industry 4.0 technologies in the sector and the potential impact on the skills and qualifications needs.

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