Working focus


Production organisation and logistics

  • Automation in shipbuilding production
  • Digital Twin for simulating shipyard processes
  • Standardisation of production
  • Investment planning and shipyard development

Contact:  Mr Dipl.-Ing. Michael Hübler

Lightweight structures and new materials


  • Dimensioning, calculation, design
  • Fire protection
  • Qualification of materials and connections
  • Standardised lightweight construction systems & suitable manufacturing processes
  • Sustainability analyses
  • Rules, norms and standards



Mr Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Krause

To strengthen lightweight construction in the maritime sector, the Center of Maritime Technologies gGmbH has been implementing the MariLightCluster project funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection since July 2021. MariLightCluster aims to expand the existing lightweight construction network MariLight with a focus on technology development and transfer and the development of innovation concepts for maritime lightweight construction and is funded as part of the Technology Transfer Programme for Lightweight Construction.

More information on MariLight.

Ship concepts and life cycle performance


  • Novel ship types & propulsion concepts (sea / inland)
  • Modular ship types / Design for Retrofit
  • Production-oriented design & reverse engineering
  • Digital Twin of the ship
  • Sensors / Health Monitoring
  • Life Cycle Performance Assessment


Dr. Carola Dörrie

Energy efficiency and alternative energy sources


  • Design of novel propulsion and energy-saving systems
  • Adaptive systems for ship operation
  • Retrofit / integration of alternative energy sources
  • e-Mobility concepts


Mr Dipl.-Ing. oec. Jörg Mehldau