Ship Engineering & Research Centre (a FINCANTIERI company)

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The Italian Ship Research Centre

CETENA S.p.A – a research centre in maritime field – which was established in 1962, is a Fincantieri company with its headquarters in Genoa. CETENA provides support for its customers with a wide range of activities in the maritime field in both civil and naval sectors.


• Universities, National and International Research Centers
• National & Technological Districts
• Naval & Maritime European Associations

Engineering Consultancy

• Fluid dynamics
• Structures & materials
• Noise & vibration
• Ship survivability
• Ergonomics & human factors
• Virtual prototyping
• Manoeuvring
• Mooring analysis
• Safety at sea
• Environment

Experimental Activities

• On board and environmental trials
• Testing Laboratory
• Calibration Laboratory


• Simulation Systems
• Structural Monitoring System
• Performance Monitoring System
• ASSIST – Ship operator smart assistant


• Transfer of Technology
• Academy

CETENA manages each of these activities with its team of experts with professional competences, knowledge and experience.
To maintain a direct link with shipyard activities (engineering and production), CETENA has different offices and test laboratories in strategic positions all over Italy (Trieste – Riva Trigoso – Castellammare – Palermo).
CETENA also collaborates with different research centres in Italy and Europe and it is involved in many
research projects with Universities, various Ministries and industrial companies.

Contact us / +39 010 5995460