The newly established Danish joint venture CUBEDIN A/S aims to develop new modular, configurable and multi-purpose vessels, enabling ships to transform between inspection, patrol, mine sweeping or environmental protection craft in hours.
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The configurable design is being designed by CUBEDIN A/S, a joint venture between Danish companies Systematic A/S and Odense Maritime Technology.
Under the partnership, the joint venture is expected to utilise Systematic’s expertise in software and IT, and OMT’s pedigree in ship design to create the futuristic vessels.
“Ships that are currently in service are not designed with flexibility in mind. They are usually created for a specific purpose and for a particular type of task,” Danny Ingemann, the recently appointed chief executive officer at CUBEDIN A/S, said.
“Using the CUBEDIN technology, shipbuilders can deliver modular vessels which, in the space of a few hours, can be adapted for different missions simply by replacing the modules. This is not just practical and flexible — it’s also far cheaper, because mission-specific ships are expensive to procure and maintain.”
According to the joint venture, the company has already received substantial interest from the market including a recent partnership with Thales.
“The functionality we can incorporate onboard the ships in this way offers countless possibilities, and therefore we’re very open to collaborating with companies that can build and deliver such functionality,” he continued.
“The goal is to have a ‘Cube store’, where customers can freely choose which functions they want their ships to have.”