AVEVA acquires LFM Software

Monday, October 03, 2011

AVEVA expands laser scanning software offering for brownfield project execution and asset operations.


AVEVA announced the acquisition of Z+F UK Limited. The strategic acquisition includes only the division of Z+F which produces the LFM software suite. This follows a long and successful partnership with Z+F UK Limited and allows AVEVA to secure an industry leading software technology that significantly expands its offering in the 3D data capture market, while remaining fully independent from laser scanner hardware vendors. As a result of the acquisition, AVEVA will establish a new global 3D data capture Centre of Excellence in Manchester, UK from where it will continue to pioneer the market for 3D data capture, management and automated design software.


The acquisition of the software division of Z+F UK Limited enhances AVEVA’s design automation solutions. One of the immediate benefits will be tighter integration between laser data and AVEVA Laser Modeller, allowing even more dramatic reductions in the time required to create intelligent 3D models. Together with the LFM software suite, the expanded portfolio provides AVEVA with an unrivalled set of design, engineering and information management solutions for the brownfield market.
 

Dave Wheeldon, CTO of AVEVA, said, “Z+F UK’s strategic direction has been to create innovative software which adds value to laser data captured from any hardware vendor. This is a natural fit for AVEVA and will continue to be the focus for our new laser technology offering. Building on the LFM software suite, our combined solutions will redefine the fundamental rules by dramatically increasing the efficiency of laser data integration for the design and asset management of brownfield projects and operations”.
 

The acquisition brings the LFM suite of products to AVEVA, including the market leading software, LFM Server, which is a hardware- and format-neutral platform that provides an interface for all laser data to the industry’s leading CAD solutions. This platform will underpin AVEVA’s existing suite of solutions which includes AVEVA Laser Model Interface, IntelliLaser and Laser Modeller.
 

Gary Farrow, Director of Z+F UK, said, “We have worked with AVEVA for many years, so this acquisition is a logical next step in our evolution and growth of the software business. We have a shared vision with AVEVA and will be working to capitalise on the increasingly important role of laser scanning technology to the safe, efficient and profitable operation of existing plant assets.  Together we will continue to position the LFM portfolio at the heart of a revolution that increases the productivity of creating intelligent 3D models from as-built facilities”.
 

Commenting on the acquisition, Richard Longdon, CEO of AVEVA said, "There is no let-up in the need to extend the life of ageing assets and ensure the highest levels of operational information integrity. Our customers are looking at different data capture techniques to quickly digitise their assets for revamp projects and to introduce 3D models as an intuitive interface to their asset management strategies. Acquiring the software division of Z+F UK will allow us to continue to drive innovation and provide our customers and competitors customers with a set of products that will offer substantial efficiencies and cost savings over currently available technologies”.
 

Maritime Reporter August 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Hapag-Lloyd Adds 6,000 Reefer Containers

In order to profit from the growing reefer markets in South America and Asia, Hapag-Lloyd has ordered 6,000 cutting-edge reefer containers – more than ever before in the company’s history.

ICTSI Manila Starts Container Booking System

The Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) in the Port of Manila has started implementing a vehicle appointment system called Terminal Appointment Booking

Rosneft, Gazprom to Receive Four Arctic Fields

Ministry of the Environment sent to the government documents on the transfer of "Rosneft" and "Gazprom" licenses for the development of four more fields on the Arctic shelf,

Offshore

3Si Group Launches Offshore Division

3Si Group, whose global portfolio of marine safety products and services covers commercial, leisure and military markets, has announced the formation of 3Si Offshore,

Rosneft, Gazprom to Receive Four Arctic Fields

Ministry of the Environment sent to the government documents on the transfer of "Rosneft" and "Gazprom" licenses for the development of four more fields on the Arctic shelf,

Edelweiss Now Controls Bharati Shipyard

Edelweiss Asset Reconstruction Company has taken over management control of Bharati Shipyard, says a report in ET.   Edelweiss now controls 70% of the Indian yard’s debts.

Energy

AET Names DP Shuttle for Statoil Charter

Petroleum tanker owner and operator AET today named its newest vessel, a 120,000 DWT DP2 shuttle tanker, Eagle Bergen.    Eagle Bergen is the second of two vessels

US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs as Crude Prices Collapse

U.S. energy firms cut a surprisingly sharp 13 oil rigs this week, the first drop in seven weeks, as a renewed slump in prices this summer forced drillers to make a second round of cut-backs.

Asia Tankers-VLCC Rates Will See More Volatility

VLCC market to be "hot" in Q4 -VLCC broker. Freight rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs) face a roller-coaster ride on uncertain cargo volumes and vessel

Software Solutions

‘Chapplaincy’ for Better Seafarers' Welfare Support

Smartphone App created with support from Augustea Group and MarineTraffic will help charity deliver improved service and better measure impact of its work Sailors’ Society,

Belfast Harbour Goes Live With KleinPort

Saab has commissioned its first Port Management Information System in the UK. As of September 1st, 2015, Belfast Harbour Commission commenced live operations with its KleinPort system.

SHIPFLOW Version 6 Released

SHIPFLOW 6 comes with a new module for computing ship motions in waves and the SHIPFLOW RANS solver is up to 10 times faster than its predecessor.   SHIPFLOW

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Navigation Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2362 sec (4 req/sec)