The Shipbuilders and Shiprepairers Association (SSA) represents UK companies engaged in building ships of all sizes, converting them for other uses, repairing & maintaining them and ultimately in disposing of them. The membership also includes key industrial suppliers, essential elements of the maritime supply chain, consultants, sub-contractors and academics providing and representing a rich diversity of interests. We represent our members to UK Government departments, the European Community, Regional Development agencies and those developing and setting standards/international legislation.
In order to deliver this the Association has well established relationships with UK Government Departments and agencies which include Department of Business Enterprise Regulation & Reform (BERR), Marine Industries Leadership Council (MILC), Sea Europe, Department Innovation University & Skills (DIUS), Technology Strategy Board (TSB), Defence Equipment and Support [DE&S], the Health & Safety Executive [HSE], Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [DEFRA], UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and Regional Development Agencies (RDA's) across the UK, as well as Maritime UK.
Through our representation within Sea Europe, members have access to business interest groups, technical, defence and R&D networks across Europe. Further to this SSA plays an active role in the Research & Development Group, securing EU research funding via Horizon 2020).