LOCALIZATION & CO-PRODUCTION

BUILD, OPERATE & TRANSFER

Clients may need to build ships in their own location for economic or political reasons. Swiftships identified these needs many years ago and became one of a very few U.S. based maritime companies specializing in local building programs at various degrees of involvement. We have extensive experience working with international clients and are very familiar with ITAR requirements on exporting shipbuilding technology, manufacturing equipment, and “know-how.”

Swiftships’ Capabilities in Build-Operate-Transfer and Manage (BOTM):

  Feasibility study and process development
  Shipyard design and process planning
  Design royalty/licensing and transfer of technology
  Production readiness detailed plan
  Transfer of specialty equipment and systems
  Transfer of knowledge and data packages
  Specialized training programs
  Integration of R&D and Innovation developments
  Agreement implementation under Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) or Foreign   Military Funds (FMF) contracts
  Access to Swiftships worldwide networks and continuous program management support

Governments Benefit From Local Build by Having Their Infrastructure and Shipyards Modernized and Workforce Employed

Swiftships works closely with the client during the localization program. We make sure that our partners reach their goals and that any possible problems or issues in local facility are quickly resolved. Other advantages of having Swiftships as a localization partner include:

  Access to over one hundred proprietary designs and hulls for military and commercial vessels
  Turnkey production readiness for all phases of construction for vessels of all sizes—small (20m to 45m), medium (OPVs to Corvettes), and large (MMSCs)
  Access to various suppliers and partners to address complex elements such as systems integration, design-engineering, training, and operation
  Personal assistance in obtaining approval under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) approval processes
  Opportunity to achieve optimal shipbuilding capacity and ship-operation lifecycle support (warranty and follow-on-technical support)
  Access to Swiftships’ R&D and knowledge and development of autonomous systems
  Continued training and technology updates

Case Study: Swiftships BOT Program Enhances Egyptian Industrial Base to Five Times the Size

History
Swiftships’ relationship with the Egyptian Navy started in the 90s with FMS contracts. Based on mutual trust and historical performance, the Egyptian Navy (EN) asked Swiftships to support its requirement that its vessels be built in-country.

Scope
Swiftships upgraded the EN’s military shipbuilding capability in two ways. It used Transfer of Technology (ToT) to co-produce vessels under the U.S. Navy program of record in Egypt for the EN. It also used Transfer of Production (ToP) to train the local naval-commercial shipyard.

Approach
Swiftships prepared full feasibility studies and executional plans. We licensed our 28m CPC designs and transferred technology using MLA approved by DDTC 2. We sold kits under our ToP program and provided subject matter experts (SMEs) to transfer knowledge to co-produce craft in Egypt. A number of Swiftships SMEs and Quality Assurance personnel reside in Egypt to maintain design, inventory, and quality control and to offer training in accordance with Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).

Shipyard and Capabilities
In 2009 Swiftships built and furnished over 5.5 acres of office space, five production bays, two syncrolifts, and a dry port. The Egyptian Shipyard can now build steel and aluminum vessels and repair ships of up to 70 meters. Among its features are a mechanical slipway, floating dock and crane, and advanced paint systems.

Results
Swiftships has co-produced 15 craft to date under the U.S. Navy’s High Speed Naval Craft (HSNC) rules at the Egyptian Ship Repair and Building Company (ESRBC) EN Yard. We trained 500 Egyptian workers there to construct and maintain vessels to meet the EN’s critical mission requirements.

Success
Swiftships’ Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) program offering has enhanced the Egyptian shipbuilding industry and increased localization by increasing the previous industrial base to five times the size.

Continuity
The Swiftships-EN relationship is further progressing and the EN has agreed on a number of expansion plans. Swiftships constantly supports the EN with its required training, technology updates, and innovation leadership.

Localization Process: Benefit From Our Integrated Solutions

Feasibility and
Financial Study
Complete analysis including revenue projections, investment evaluation, risk leverage solutions, and more.

Shipyard Design and Construction
Detailed planning of modern and digitized shipyards, construction management, implementation of safety standards, and environment impact studies.

Designs and Transfer of Technology
Access to over hundred naval and commercial vessels designs and test data with options to modification and adjustments.

Specialty Equipment and Systems
Quality management and process control systems, calibration and control standards, control, sampling, and testing programs.

Capability Development and Roll-Out
Transfer of special types of manufacturing and shipbuilding materials, supply chain management, and operations management.

Training and Day-to-Day Management
U.S. based shipbuilding and kit assembly training, with hands-on co-production support at the client’s location.

Discover More About Our Continuous Support Programs

Integrated Logistics Support (ILS)

ILS services include the implementation and management of the procurement process for production and consumables, ordering systems, warehouse setup and management, performance-based logistics, manpower analysis, and more. Swiftships’ supply chain management solutions are focused on cost reduction, minimizing risks, and overall efficiency.

Technical Support

Swiftships technical assistance is provided by highly skilled field experts and covers the ship’s entire life cycle, including preventative and emergency management, document control, dredging and syncrolift, and more. We closely collaborate with our worldwide supplier networks and make sure that any emergency issue is resolved efficiently and on time.

Kits, Spare Parts and Components

Over the years Swiftships has developed unique partnerships with hundreds of suppliers. Our optimized supply management system and ILS practices result in tremendous savings for our clients. We provide day-to-day support via RHIBs or spare parts supply contracts for the clients’ future requirements and continuous updates.