Ship Building


The internal design office has the skills to conduct all the studies necessary for the construction of a ship, from the first draft to the full production files. Specialized engineers and technicians control the ship building fabrication process and the tools (CAD & calculation software) in compliance with latest applicable rules and regulations.


According to the project, the design office is able to make naval architecture studies such as Stability Calculations, Hull resistance estimation and hull structural scantling calculation.


Engineers are also involved in the detailed drawings design including details arrangement drawings, fluid diagrams and piping coordination, outfitting integration and interfaces drawings.

Engineers are able to make fabrication booklet including cutting files, welding booklet, production files as installation and assembly drawings in the respect of the highest Quality Level.


In addition, SOCARENAM design office usually collaborate with external design office and naval architects to propose the largest range of product to the Customer.


Studies are made in close collaboration with the end users to benefit from sea proven experience in order to deliver a product fully compliant with Owner expectations.

Research and development

Research and development

The company has a research and development proactive approach. Many projects have been conducted by the R&D department in different sub-fields of Naval industry and especially concerning:


  • Hybrid, Electric or Gas propulsion technologies,
  • Energy Saving Management System,
  • Hull Shape Optimization & Sea Keeping improvements.


The R&D department collaborates with industrial partners specialised in motorization, propulsion, electricity, automation, etc…

Project management

Lots of people and companies are involved in the fabrication of a vessel. In order to ensure the compliance of the product to owner requirements, SOCARENAM assign a project manager for each new project.

The Project Manager is the main point of contact (POC) of the owner. The project manager organizes and manage the link between the design office, suppliers, subcontractors, production staff and Quality Office.


Each project is therefore conducted from beginning to the end by the same POC who has the required experience and knowledge to create trust relationships and confidents with Customer.


The production is managed by experienced Production Manager who are leaders in the field of Shipbuilding. They manage specialized and certified workers on next practices:


– Boiler making works,
– Welding works,
– Mechanical Works,
– Piping works,
– Hydraulics works.


The project team also coordinates the intervention of subcontractor teams for the outfitting works of the vessel in various field as electricity, electronics, ventilation / air conditioning, fire and thermal insulation and paint protection.

Modern Industrial means are available to facilitate the fabrication process including a plasma oxy-cutting bench, hydraulic rollers, presses and bending machines, lathes, boring machines, saws and MIG / MAG / TIG and Inner shield welding stations.


SOCARENAM is able to manufacture steel, aluminum or combination of both materials according to the project.


Production process is constantly monitored by inspection and certification bodies to ensure that the vessel complies with applicable regulations, in close collaboration with the Quality Office


In order to ensure the fabrication of ships, SOCARENAM owns 5 complementary building sites equipped with:


  • A 55 meters length covered and heated drydock,
  • A 110 meters length recoverable dry dock,
  • 1800 tons Slipway and 350 tons Elevator,
  • Covered and heated workshops,
  • Handling & lifting equipment up to 100 tons,
  • Outfitting Dock.