Emphasis on smaller and mediums sized European shipyards and ship builders, to increase competitiveness and growth of the European sector, particularly within international markets: Many European smaller and medium sized shipyards and shipbuilders are currently not able to manufacture and maintain high-tech large ships due to the lack of adequate resources and capabilities including suitably sized dry docks. RESURGAM will create global market opportunities for these European SMEs by delivering technologies (AI-enabled robotic FSW/UFSW system and digital connectivity & collaboration infrastructure) that will enable them to be at the forefront of modular fabrication/maintenance/retrofitting and in-water/underwater maintenance of high-tech large ships.
Improve environmental performance of shipyards and ship builders:
Support a multiplication effect within Europe beyond the immediate participantdevelop innovative modular ship fabrication/maintenance and in-water/underwater maintenance technologies and approaches (robotic FSW/UFSW and digital connectivity & collaboration infrastructure) that can be adopted by the European shipbuilding and maintenance supply/value chain to enhance the competitiveness of the whole supply/value chain
Economic Impact of RESURGAM (beyond the consortium) Modular fabrication could deliver up to 15% cost savings and reduce construction time by up to 31%. With Europe having ~6% stake21 in the global shipbuilding market (which currently equates to 11.92 Bn€ of the 198.59Bn€ combined global market for shipbuilding and ship repair/maintenance – section 2.2a.1), a 15% cost savings could translate into 893.66M€ annual savings in production/maintenance costs (assuming production cost is 50% of turnover).
Economic benefits of in-water/underwater maintenance to wider European ship maintenance sector:
Maximise EU added value by appropriate means of minimising knowledge and technology leakage
Adequate foreground IPR protection measures (e.g. patents, design rights, software copyright, confidentiality agreements for knowhow/trade secrets) will be developed
Cross-cutting Priorities - Blue Growth: