The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) announced the selection of 9 new research projects for negotiation as part of the Navy/Industry co-funded MARITECH Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise (ASE) program. These projects are deemed to provide best value for helping the U.S. shipbuilding industry improve their productivity and efficiency to become competitive in the world marketplace. The selected projects represent over $53M of technology development efforts co-funded by the Navy and industry.
The 9 projects were selected from proposals that represented 16 shipyards and 58 participants, ranging from universities and non-profits to suppliers and technology providers. Eleven U.S. shipbuilding companies are included in the awarded projects. The projects selected for funding constitute a balanced R&D portfolio across a set of technology focus areas identified in a jointly developed strategic investment plan for U.S. shipbuilding. Projects range from manufacturing technology to information systems, and all results will be shared throughout the industry.
Shipbuilding Supply Chain Virtual EnterprisesIntegrated Shipbuilding EnvironmentSupport of OSHA Maritime InitiativesApplications & Education Programs for ShipyardsWelding EmissionsTreatment of Shipyard StormwaterResource Center for Crosscut InitiativesLaser Assisted Forming of Hull Components
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