SENER has entered into a co-operation agreement with the Harbin Engineering University (HEU) in China, to provide FORAN licenses to the Digital Shipbuilding Laboratory of the University, for educational and research purpose. Thanks to the agreement, a FORAN Technical Support Centre has been set up at this Laboratory at the Beijing facility of HEU. The company United Force Corporation (UFC), has also participated in the agreement, as a partner of SENER for the distribution and technical support of FORAN in the Chinese market.
A complete FORAN package has been installed in HEU, with licensees of Hull forms, Naval architecture, Structure, Machinery & Outfitting, Electrical design, Build strategy, Virtual reality, Advanced design and drafting and Design change and access control. UFC has provided the necessary training in FORAN to the personnel of the University.
According to the co-operation agreement, the Technical Support Centre will help introducing FORAN into Chinese Shipbuilding Industry and assist SENER/UFC in FORAN localization and customization.