Aveva: New Paper on Integrated Steelwork and 3D Plant Design

Press Release
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Photo: Aveva

Paper highlights how integrating structural steelwork and plant layout design can reduce project cost, risk and delivery time

Aveva released ‘Bolting it all together,’ the latest in its series of business papers, which discusses how integrating structural steelwork and plant layout design can reduce project cost, risk and delivery time. The paper explores the considerable business advantage that EPCs and Shipbuilders, working on plant/offshore projects, can gain by using a specialized steelwork application that can be used efficiently within a plant design solution to support close, collaborative working through an entire design and construction project.

“Steelwork often accounts for a disproportionate level of project risk, rework, and overruns in cost and delivery,” said Bruce Douglas, Senior Vice-President, EDS Strategy and Marketing, Aveva.  “It is common industry practice to subcontract steel detailing and fabrication to specialized companies, with most plant design solutions not extending to the steelwork design/fabricate/construct workflow. Communication links are therefore stretched in a process that demands close collaboration, resulting in general project inefficiency that can lead to costly rework and program overruns.”

The business paper demonstrates the need for EPCs and Shipbuilders to consider solutions that enable the development of steelwork design concurrently with the rest of the layout, in a common 3D model. Efficient parallel development enables the overall design to meet essential requirements such as ease of construction, accessibility, space constraints and operational safety.

Mr. Douglas added, “This capability overcomes one of the biggest risks in plant project execution. With such integration, EPCs and Shipbuilders working with plant and offshore projects, gain extensive productivity, capability and design coordination benefits, eliminating the risk of steelwork design diverging from the plant layout design. They achieve maximum design consistency and can create the high-quality deliverables necessary for accurate, right-first-time steel fabrication and construction.”

The business paper follows AVEVA’s acquisition in May 2012 of bocad, the structural steel detailing software.

Aveva Bocad Steel is a software solution for structural design and fabrication, serving EPC, Shipbuilders and steelwork fabrication companies with specialised solutions for both onshore and offshore construction. Together with Aveva PDMS and Aveva Outfitting Aveva’s 3D design software, it provides a collaborative working environment for the entire plant and ship design and construction project.

The business paper is available to download from www.aveva.com/boltingtogether.

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

People & Company News

USCG Warns Mariners of Shoaling in Merrimack River

The Coast Guard is urging mariners to use extreme caution while transiting the Merrimack River entrance due to significant shifting and shoaling between the #2 red and #3 green buoys.

Diana Shipping Signs Loan Facility with Danish Ship Finance

Diana Shipping Inc. a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has completed a drawdown of US$30 million,

Volvo Penta Offers Extended Warranty

Volvo Penta has doubled the warranty on Genuine Volvo Penta Parts and Accessories that are purchased and installed at a Volvo Penta dealer — creating even better protection for customers.

Shipbuilding

BP Shipping Turns 100

BP Shipping celebrated its 100-year anniversary yesterday, making it the longest continually operating company in the group.   Formed on April 30, 1915 as the British Tanker Company,

Canada to Scale Back Plan for Navy Ships, Go Over Budget

Canadian officials said on Friday a C$26.2 billion ($21.5 billion) program to build 15 naval ships could end up below target and over budget, the latest challenge

US Navy is Buying the Wrong Ship, Costing Taxpayers Billions

The United States will spend $585 billion on its armed forces in 2015 — the biggest military budget in the world by far. That’s just the Defense Department budget

Logistics

Hapag-Lloyd to Offer Direct All Water Feeder Service

Hapag-Lloyd will offer a direct all water feeder service between Cartagena, Colombia and Manzanillo, Panama every 10 days to La Guaira and Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.

Maritime Innovation Award for Subsea Industries

The 2014 Maritime Innovation Award, given jointly by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and QinetiQ, has been presented to Subsea Industries for the product Ecolock.

APSEZ Ports Cargo Handled Up 28%

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (“APSEZ”), India’s largest port developer and part of Adani Group, today announced the financial results for the

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators 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: 0.2171 sec (5 req/sec)