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Composite Composite

Superstructure Superstructure
Concept

Concept

www.composite-superstructure.com

EFFICIENT ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT - FRIENDLY

A Joint Venture
The Composite Superstructure Concept is a joint venture between
the shipyard Kockums AB (a member of ThyssenKrupp Marine
Systems with more than 35 years experience of design and con-
struction of composite ships), DIAB (a world leader in composite
core materials and technology) and Thermal Ceramics (a division
of Morgan Crucible that is a significant force in the world of fire
protection and insulation systems).

All three companies have been heavily involved in the multi-fac-


eted, government-sponsored LASS project, the aim of which is to
improve the efficiency of marine transportation through the usage
of lightweight structures. The group can guide and advise on any
aspect of the structure - engineering, manufacturing methodology,
fire protection or certification.

Kockums AB DIAB International AB Thermal Ceramics Europe


SE-371 82 Karlskrona Box 201, SE-312 22 LAHOLM Tebay Road, Bromborough CH62 3PH
Sweden Sweden United Kingdom
E-mail: csc@kockums.se E-mail: csc@se.diabgroup.com E-mail: csc@thermalceramics.com
www.kockums.se www.diabgroup.com www.thermalceramics.com
Composite
Superstructure
CSC - The Philosophy
Concept

CSC - Application Areas


It has been well documented that reducing the su- Although developed for superstructures, the con-
perstructure weight of displacement ships can result EFFICIENT ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY cept can be readily employed for a wide variety of
in major improvements in operational efficiency. shipboard applications where a lightweight, corro-
sion-free solution is required.
The Composite Superstructure Concept (CSC) has Superstructures (full or part)
been developed to enable operators of passenger/ CSC - What It Is CSC - Key Benefits
Deck houses (full or part)
freight vessels to take advantage of the many bene- The Composite Superstructure Concept is a high With its multiple benefits the Composite Super-
Balconies
fits offered by using lightweight sandwich compos- strength, lightweight, sandwich composite construc- structure Concept is the efficient, economic and
ite materials for the superstructure of vessels built tion system that comprises a structural core to which environment-friendly approach. Its benefits include: Architectural features
to rule 17 of SOLAS Chapter II. glass or carbon fibre skins are securely bonded using Funnels
an industrialized and proven resin infusion process. Significant weight savings
Shelters/covers
The Concept can not only result in many major op- Increased payloads
Cargo hatches
erational benefits but also has a much lower envi- The final stage is the application of a fire insulation Built in thermal insulation
Masts
ronmental impact. In addition to new builds, it is layer to the laminate surface to provide the required
Reduced fuel consumption Pools
equally suitable for retro-fits. level of fire protection.
Increased stability
The Operational Advantages of Using The Lower Environmental Impact of the Concept
By varying the core and skin thicknesses, a Will not rust, rot or corrode
Lightweight Composite Materials Weight Reduction
fully integrated superstructure (decks and internal/
Construction in Lower through-life cost Increased Reduced
Composites external bulkheads) can be designed and engi- Payload Capacity Power Needs

neered that exactly meets the global and local load- Less environmental impact
Lower
Reduction of ing conditions. Compound curves can be readily achieved Fuel Consumption
Structural Weight
Increased
Stability Margin Reduced CO2 Reduction of
Emissions/Payload Unit CO2 Emissions
Reduced
Displacement As can be seen here, the Composite Superstructure Concept has been sub-
Cruise ships and passenger liners are another ideal application for the Com-
Increased LESS IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
posite Superstructure Concept. jected to stringent fire testing including the room corner test.
Payload
Reduced Need for The Weight Saving Advantages
Power to Keep Speed of the Composite Superstructure Concept
Higher 100 100
Cruising Speed
Reduction of
Propulsion Units
Increased 64
Range 50
Reduced Fuel
Consumption

Reduced Size Alum CSC Steel CSC


of Fuel Tanks High Speed Cat Superstructure RoPax Superstructure
Composite Composite
Superstructure Superstructure
Concept

Concept

www.composite-superstructure.com

EFFICIENT ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT - FRIENDLY

A Joint Venture
The Composite Superstructure Concept is a joint venture between
the shipyard Kockums AB (a member of ThyssenKrupp Marine
Systems with more than 35 years experience of design and con-
struction of composite ships), DIAB (a world leader in composite
core materials and technology) and Thermal Ceramics (a division
of Morgan Crucible that is a significant force in the world of fire
protection and insulation systems).

All three companies have been heavily involved in the multi-fac-


eted, government-sponsored LASS project, the aim of which is to
improve the efficiency of marine transportation through the usage
of lightweight structures. The group can guide and advise on any
aspect of the structure - engineering, manufacturing methodology,
fire protection or certification.

Kockums AB DIAB International AB Thermal Ceramics Europe


SE-371 82 Karlskrona Box 201, SE-312 22 LAHOLM Tebay Road, Bromborough CH62 3PH
Sweden Sweden United Kingdom
E-mail: csc@kockums.se E-mail: csc@se.diabgroup.com E-mail: csc@thermalceramics.com
www.kockums.se www.diabgroup.com www.thermalceramics.com