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Australian Naval Shipbuilding in VR

Step into Virtual Reality to see the Future of Australian Naval Shipbuilding

Visit our stand at PACIFIC 2017 to experience our VR simulation of the Australian Naval Shipbuilding Plan. Produced for the Australian Department of Defence, the simulation captures key details from the 115-page Naval Shipbuilding Plan and provides an overview of the future shipbuilding at the Henderson and Osborne shipyards from 2017 to 2055.  

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Produced for the Australian Department of Defence. Using Discrete Event Simulation, BMT could capture key details from the Naval Shipbuilding Plan and produce a concise, easy to understand, 5-minute visualisation. 


What is Discrete Event Simulation?

Discrete Event Simulation (DES) is a form of simulation that considers a system as a discrete collection of events, with each event having some defined effect on the rest of the system.

In effect, the simulation model is more than just engaging visualisations, it can be used as the basis for essential advice in support of defensible decisions on strategy, policy and investment.

This technique is also highly effective for stakeholder and community engagement, to communicate complex plans, processes, designs and problems. The visualisations are driven by process logic that simulate the block building methodology that is utilised by Australian shipbuilders today.



  • Options analysis: Trial various infrastructure/personnel/resource changes without the need for costly physical trials.
  • Throughput analysis: Generate utilization metrics to identify the bottlenecks within the system.
  • Planning: Use model of proposed system to develop understanding of resource requirements and timeline.
  • Optimisation: Optimise system performance against selected KPI’s.


Supports all stages of the Asset Lifecycle