AEL Airborne, as part of the Airborne Group, is a key team member of the RAMSSES project, a European consortium focused on the use of innovative materials in the development of more efficient and sustainable shipbuilding.
RAMSSES is looking at a range of shipbuilding applications with AEL Airborne working specifically on a full-scale composite hull demonstrator. The project will produce a section of hull (approx. 6m x 6m x 3m) that fulfills all SOLAS requirements utilizing only composite materials. AEL Airborne will manufacture several of the hull and deck components for assembly at the Damen shipyard, and will develop a process for infusing up to 6m high components as well as considering potential avenues for later automation.
More information is available on the RAMSSES website – http://www.ramsses-project.eu/