In June 2009, IE and DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co Ltd) established a joint venture, SPS Marine Technologies Ltd, to bring SPS into mainstream shipbuilding.
The new company will provide SPS solutions and licence the technology to other shipyards around the world. A wide variety of applications have been developed including liftable car decks, hatchcovers, tanktops, bulkheads and accommodation blocks.
Benefits include: • Simplified more robust structures • Up to 40% reduction in labour, 50% less welding and 20% less surface area • Superior in-service performance and reduced through-life maintenance • Prefabrication guarantees quality and efficiency in construction
Image #1 - An SPS hatchcover at DSME shipyard Image #2 - An SPS hatchcover installed