The following depicts challenges of STX France Saint-Nazaire in the beginning of the NESTIX project.

STX France Saint-Nazaire wanted to improve its efficiency in hull production and to clearly increase its block production capacity with the same production system. At the same time the goal was to introduce principles of LEAN production at the yard.

The key challenges included:

  • Many data systems were in use in the hull production
  • Support of ship design to production needed improvement
  • Production planning required development
  • Material stock control
  • Logistics inside shipyard
  • Production follow-up