Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Fincantieri partners with Gibbs & Cox for future ship design concepts development

Trieste August 6, 2015 - Fincantieri Marine Group LLC, the U.S. subsidiary of Italy’s shipbuilding giant Fincantieri, and Gibbs & Cox, Inc., the leading independent naval engineering and design firm in North America, announced today a joint strategic research and development initiative in the ship and vessel design arena.
The initiative will focus on future ship and vessels concepts with applications within the United States as well as the International marketplace. It will investigate means of developing innovative ship concepts with improved affordability and production efficiency features.
Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, said: “Bringing together Fincantieri and Gibbs & Cox’s complementary skills and expertise will offer innovative capabilities to the US market. Our aim is to develop concepts that completely fulfill the evolving needs of the customer while accounting for producibility considerations already at the design stage”.
Rick Biben, CEO of Gibbs & Cox commented: “This initiative will benefit from a unique end-to-end vision as the naval architects of Gibbs & Cox, operating in concert with the engineers and experts of Fincantieri, will be able to develop concepts that account for the needs of programs throughout the lifecycle of the vessels”.

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