Analysis of SME Ship Repair Yard Capacity in Building New Ships
The objective of this work is to analyse the existing capacities of a small sized ship repair yard in building new ships, accounting for the existing constraints raised from the implemented ship repair technology, facilities, equipment and human resources. The output of the study is to identify if the already implemented technology and infrastructure in one specific SME ship repair yard can build new ships and what the limitations are. Two optional solutions for building new ships are proposed, including some measures in the enhancement of the equipment and shipyard technological processes. The main conclusion is that the analysed SME shipyard has sufficient workshop space and floating dock capacity that may be employed in building new ships of different type with a dead weight up to 7,000 tons.