Green ship, a maritime consortium based in Denmark, as announced by Jeremie Pierre Gay, current CEO of the company Create it REAL, has the idea of launching a new pilot program by which all its ships will be equipped with 3D printers At the same time, a part of the crew will be trained so that, in the event of a breakdown, they can use this means to manufacture the necessary parts.
As a detail, so that you can realize the enormous magnitude of what we are talking about, tell you that among the project partners we find companies of the size and scope of Maersk Tankers, Maersk Drilling, MAN Diesel & Turbo, J. Lauritzen, DNV GL , Copenhagen Business School and Create it REAL itself. To finance the project, funds have been used from the Danish Maritime Fund.
Green Ship will equip all its ships with 3D printers equipped with the necessary software to manufacture any type of part offshore
In his own words Sverre Patursson, CEO of J. Lauritzen:
3D printing technology is developing rapidly and we believe it is ready for use in the maritime industry. However, the harsh environment and the highest priority for safety require precautions, so we are very pleased to have DNV GL, MAN Diesel & Turbo and Create it REAL participating in the project to address these issues.
We believe that many companies face the same problem: how to share my files with my partners or clients while making sure to keep my intellectual property safe. The business model that we create thanks to our technology is like listening to music on online platforms. You do not have access to mp3s, but you can continue to listen to the music based on your subscription. Our goal is to create the same positive environment where end users will have access to high quality branded content and IP owners will keep what they worked for.