Maritime-Niddesc Cooperation


Keywords: product data exchange, maritime industry

Start Date: 1 July 94 / Status: finished / Duration: 18 months

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Objectivies and Approach

The close cooperation of ESPRIT project 6041 (Maritime) and the US Navy Niddesc project will contribute to the development of a single set of ship application protocols within STEP. The technical work will address issues such as:

The format of cooperation will involve several joint technical meetings in the US and Europe. The cooperation will contribute to standardisation efforts in the STEP domain.

European links: ESPRIT project Maritime (6041).

Progress and Results

The collaboration led to the agreement to base the ship product model development on the Building Block methodology both in Europe and in the USA. Shipbuilding Application Protocols (AP) of ISO TC184/SC4 (STEP) were progressed. AP216 (Ship Moulded Forms) completed its industry review and adapted scope and requirements respectively. AP 217 (Ship Piping) is ready for industry review. The framework for the interoperability of the APs was improved.

Information Dissemination Activities and/or Exploitation

The results of the collaboration are published via EMSA (European Marine STEP Association) and their newsletter. Resulting documents are available from ISO TC84/SC4/WG3.


Det Norske Veritas
Veritasveien 1
P.O.Box 300
N-1322 HOVIK, N

EU Partners

Kockums Computer Systems AB, S
Bremer Institut für Betriebstechnik, D
Technische Universität, Berlin, D

Non-EU Partners

Det Norske Veritas, N
Niddesc, USA


Mr. Jochen Haenisch
Tel: +47 67 57 87 41
Fax: +47 67 57 75 20

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MARITIME - IiM-US8401, May 1997

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