On Tuesday June 23 the 2nd public workshop of the FIBRESHIP project took place in La Ciotat, France. In order to show the achievements of this project, a full-scale block of a Fishing Research Vessel was built as a demonstrator. Our customer iXBlue equipped structural parts of this demonstrator with our SAERTEX LEO.

The SAERTEX LEO system is our unique material system including glass fiber reinforcements, resin, foam and gel coat to achieve highest fire protection regulations.

FIBRESHIP is an innovation project with a budget of €11 million, of which €9 million are funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 program ( The project demonstrates the feasibility of using FRP materials in the three vessels categories: light merchant ships, passenger transport & leisure ships and special service vessels.

See how the demonstrator was constructed:

LEO Infusion Resin

LEO Protection Layer (Topcoat / Gelcoat)

Core Materials (Optional)

LEO Reinforcement Material
(Glass / Carbon / Aramid / Hybrid)