The paper will provide background on the concept of Knowledge Provisioning and explain how it can provide shipyards, ship owners, and the design/engineering community a competitive advantage in efforts to reduce the cost of ship design, building and repair. The key principles of Knowledge Provisioning will be discussed along with key technologies for implementing Knowledge Provisioning, including connecting to 3D Product Models, and the use of Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality. The paper will describe the Knowledge Provisioning roadmap taken thus far and current and future implementation efforts. The paper will also discuss several case studies with their supporting business cases to provide a framework for others in the marine industry to understand the cost benefits of using Knowledge Provisioning.

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