Accenture has been selected to assist Navantia in the design, development and implementation of Shipyard 4.0., A technological platform designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of shipbuilding and design. The platform will use Industry 4.0 proprietary digital technologies such as digital twins, modeling and simulation, and artificial intelligence to help Navantia accelerate the development phase of ships, optimize the construction process under maximum security standards, and contribute to the development of new services during the operational life of ships. The program of the new F-110 frigate will be the first to benefit from the Shipyard 4.0 concept, which will improve management systems throughout its life cycle, making it a benchmark in its class. The rest of new Navantia projects will follow.
Accenture will also work with Navantia, over the next three years, on the stability of processes from start to finish, facilitating interaction between suppliers, auxiliary industries and customers. The project will include more than 1,000 engineers, 40 engineering partners, 200 suppliers, 4 shipyards and all lines of business: shipbuilding, systems, repairs, propulsion, life cycle support, wind and technology transfer programs.
‘At Navantia we are focused on improving the operational efficiency of our value chain, connecting it digitally and developing digital twins of our key products,’ said Donato Martínez, Chief Technology Officer of Navantia. ‘By working with Accenture, a benchmark company in digital solutions for the industry, we will be able to implement our strategic plan with new technologies and new products, which will provide greater added value to our customers in the coming decades’.
Julio Juan Prieto, managing director for Accenture’s Aerospace and Defense industry areas in Europe, stated: ‘Navantia is redefining the end-to-end processes and services for its ships. Our important industrial knowledge and technological experience make us the best partner to help you reduce commercialization times; maximize security standards; streamline the construction process and contribute to the development of advanced products and process simulation capabilities’.