Key figures

  • Duration: 36 months (01/2021-12/2023)
  • Total budget: 7.252 K€ (IRT JV Budget: 341 K€)
  • Partners: 13 partners from 6 EU countries (project coordinator: Centre Internacional de Metodes Numerics en Enginyeria (ES))

The FIBRE4YARDS consortium during the kick off meeting on 26th & 27, 2021

Innovative Fibre-Reinforced Plastic technologies to foster European shipyards competitiveness

FIBRE4YARDS’ objective is to match end-users’ needs with Fibre-Reinforced Plastic (FRP) manufacturing technologies from other competitive industrial sectors (adaptive molds, ATP/AFP, 3D printing, curved pultrusion profiles, hot stamping, innovative composite connections), in order to improve shipyards’ production and maintenance.


In this new Shipyard 4.0 environment, the introduction of innovative FRP manufacturing technologies will enable the automation of production processes and improve environmental performance, making the shipyard sector more competitive and sustainable. FIBRE4YARDS will hence maintain European global leadership in shipbuilding and ship maintenance.


Real-scale demonstrators will be designed and manufactured to prove the feasibility of the technologies.


IRT Jules Verne actor in the development of innovative composite technologies

Within the frame of the FIBRE4YARDS project, IRT Jules Verne is involved in 2 Work Packages as Task Leader:

  • Accoustic damping: in order to reduce the vibrations of composite panels of FRP vessels and thus the environmental impact of maritime traffic, IRT Jules Verne will work with Naval Group and TSI on the design of Acoustic Black Holes (ABH) to introduce structural damping and therefore reduce sound radiation of composite panels.
  • Testing of composite demonstrators: IRT Jules Verne will carry out mechanical tests of composite panels that will be produced and supplied by Naval Group. in order to do so, IRT Jules Verne will use its unique multi-axial test facilty to assess the mechanical behavior of such demonstrators.



  • CIMNE (ES) – Coordinateur du projet
  • TSI (ES)
  • CW (NL)
  • INEGI (PT)
  • TUL (PL)
  • 10XL (NL)
  • L-UP (FR)
  • Ateknea (HU)
  • IRT Jules Verne (FR)


  This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°101006860.