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Monday, February 20, 2017

AVEVA releases AVEVA Design Reuse

AVEVA Design Reuse

Quickly and intelligently copy ship design data between projects for reuse on similar designs to reduce costs. AVEVA, a provider of engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries, has announced the release of AVEVA Design Reuse 12.1, a brand new product within the AVEVA Marine portfolio. AVEVA Design Reuse allows the quick and intelligent copying of ship design data to be reused on a similar ship, reducing cost and risks by allowing the standard design policy to be used on a new design.

GL Guidelines, Analysis of Alternative Ship Design

Germanischer Lloyd's new Guidelines for the Analysis of Alternative Ship Design and Arrangements (V-2-1) come into force in mid-July. Alternative ship design and arrangements are solutions which deviate from the prescriptive requirements of SOLAS regulations. Nevertheless they are suitable to satisfy the intent of the respective regulations. Alternative designs and arrangements include a wide range of measures, such as alternative shipboard structures and systems based on novel or unique designs, as well as traditional shipboard structures and systems that are installed in alternative arrangements or configurations. Alternative design and arrangements as specified in SOLAS can be focused on particular systems…

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Expands Design Department

Image: Chesapeake Shipbuilding

Chesapeake Shipbuilding of Salisbury, Md., is expanding its design department and is actively seeking two naval architects and one marine engineer to add to its design team.   The design office provides engineering and technical support for the company’s newbuild program and fleet operations. Chesapeake Shipbuilding’s design team undertakes design projects from conceptual design to detailed practical design and commissioning.

News: BV Backs Double-Hull Bulker Designs

Bureau Veritas has given preliminary approval to three designs for double-hull bulk carriers that are expected to meet future revisions to IACS and IMO regulations. The designs, two for Capesizes and one for a Panamax bulk carrier, will all withstand the flooding of each individual cargo hold and side space, and have increased longitudinal strength required to meet the anticipated revisions to IACS UR S17 (longitudinal strength), S18 (transverse bulkheads) and S20 (double-bottom). The three designs are a Capesize with longitudinal framing in the double side skin designed by Trieste-based Meccano Marine & Industrial Engineering, a Capesize…

AVEVA Releases AVEVA Space Management

AVEVA (LSE:AVV) released AVEVA Space Management 12.1, which is part of the AVEVA Marine portfolio. AVEVA Space Management automatically creates and manages layout drawings that document the subdivision of the ship into spaces with their  functional design properties. It reduces risk in the design of more complex ships such as cruise ships, naval surface vessels, submarines, ferries and offshore supply vessels. AVEVA Space Management generates a full ship wide, room-oriented functional definition of the ship design, which can be reused in other design disciplines.

Groot Ship Design Signs Contract with Sundong

On May 15, 2012 at Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) a unique contract was signed between Groot Ship Design from Leek (the Netherlands), Sundong shipyard (Korea) and owner PBHH/BH livestock Vessel SDN BHD (Malaysia) for the design and delivery of two types of livestock carriers. Of each type the Korean yard will build 5 vessels for PBHH/BH Livestock. Sungdong requested Groot Ship Design to deliver the design for each type because of the knowledge and experience in livestock carriers and the innovating bow design of the Groot Cross-Bow©. For Groot Ship Design this is the biggest design order so far since the company started at the end of 2005. The future owner of the ships, the Malaysian company PBHH (Pembangunan Buka Jijau Holdings Sdn.

Wärtsilä Debuts LNG Carrier Designs

The new series of LNG Carrier ship designs consists of four vessel designs.

The unmatched track record and expertise that Wärtsilä has in LNG fuel solutions for the marine industry is again emphasised with the company's launching of a new series of LNG Carrier ship designs. This series of designs is the latest addition to Wärtsilä's ship design portfolio and is an important part of the company's strategic programme under the theme "Taking Merchant Shipping into the Gas Age". The series comprises four  vessel designs, the WSD59 3K, WSD59 6.5K, WSD55 12K…

Kyushu Selects Intergraph SmartMarine 3D

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 15, 2011 – Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), one of Japan’s top science and research universities, has selected Intergraph® SmartMarine® 3D design and engineering software for use in its Department of Creative Informatics to use in shipbuilding design research. Kyutech researchers have been working with major shipbuilders in Japan to build knowledge models that can collect design and engineering expertise of experienced engineers. The combination of the Kyutech knowledge model with Intergraph SmartMarine 3D will help to advance shipbuilding design…

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

Photo: Aveva

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.

Wärtsilä Designed AHTS Delivered to COSL

Another two Wärtsilä designed AHTS vessels are to be delivered to COSL this year. Photo Wärtsilä

Two new Wärtsilä designed Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels were delivered from the Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group yard in China during the second week of September. The ships have been built for China Oilfield Services Ltd (COSL), the largest fleet owner of offshore service vessels in China. The delivery of these two ships follows the success of the Wärtsilä designs for four AHTS and two Platform Supply Vessels (PSV) delivered in 2015 to the same customer, and which are now in regular operation.

Four Passenger Cargo Vessels Ordered in India

500 Pax cum 150t Cargo Vessel (Concept) (Photo: KEH)

KNUD E. HANSEN (KEH) and Smart Engineering & Design Solutions (India) (SEDS) have recently teamed up to deliver two new vessel designs, each with two vessels to be built, for the Andaman & Nicobar Administration of India. The larger of the two designs will provide a link between the Indian mainland and the Andaman & Nicobar Island Group to the east of the subcontinent with a passenger capacity of 1,200 and carrying up to 1,000t of mixed cargo. The smaller vessels will be employed in the Northern/Southern group of the Islands…

Sailing Yacht Winners at 2012 ShowBoats Design Awards

Yacht 'Vertigo' Photo credit Alloy Yachts

Alloy Yachts’ 67.2m sailing yacht Vertigo was declared the evening’s big winner, with designers Philippe Briand and Christian Liaigre taking home three Neptunes for Exterior Design & Styling, Interior Layout and Best Recreational Space for Guest Use (for her novel midships lazarettes on the lower deck). Also picking up multiple awards were Peder Eidsgaard and the design team behind Feadship’s 77.7m Tango, who received two awards for Motor Yacht Exterior Design & Styling and for the design of the Tender to Tango…

Steel Cut for CIMC ORIC's First FORAN Project

Photo: SENER

The steel cutting ceremony of the first project designed with the FORAN system by CIMC Ocean Engineering Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd. (CIM ORIC) was held in the Chinese shipyard Zhoushan Changhong International Shipyard Co., Ltd. on September 23. CIMC ORIC is a subsidiary company of the Group CIMC which is dedicated to research on ship design and marine equipment. CIMC ORIC implemented the FORAN system in December 2015. After receiving FORAN training from SENER (Shanghai) Systems Co., Ltd., CIMC ORIC started to use FORAN to design a 1004 TEU container vessel.

Better CFD Process with Rapid Design Space Optimization

control managed by Excel. A Design-Of-Experiments optimization for 27 variants is illustrated. The resistance prediction was by HydroComp’s “Prismatic Wave Drag” distributed volume wave-theory method. Total calculation time was less than three minutes, including development of the variant geometry in Excel, calculation via NavCad Premium, and reporting and graphing of results back in Excel.

HydroComp, Inc. of Durham, N.H. Rapid Design Space Optimization (RDSO) with HydroComp NavCad Premium allows a naval architect to focus CFD resources on high-value computations and avoid irrelevant time and expense. HydroComp NavCad provides resistance and propulsion prediction for naval architects. With the recent introduction of the Premium Edition, NavCad is now able to provide integrated support for design optimization. To ensure that process efficiency and cost-effectiveness of resource-intensive CFD calculations are as high as possible…

Ulstein Design to be Built by Merwede

Solstad Offshore ASA signed a Letter of Intent with Dutch Merwede Shipyard to build an Ulstein P105 platform supply vessel, which signed a contract with reservations with Ulstein Design AS regarding the delivery of a design and equipment package worth a total of more than NOK 70 million. "This is Ulstein Design's first contract outside the Ulstein Group and is very important for us," says Ulstein Design's President, Tore Ulstein. The first Ulstein P105 platform supply vessel was built in 2003, and earlier this year contracts were signed for two new construction projects and one option.

A model approach from the swedes

Ever-greater pressures on shipbuilders in terms of time and resource availability, accentuated by increased project complexity in many spheres of newbuild activity, emphasize the need for well functioning design tools. Efficient data management to support the creation, distribution and handling of design and production information has become a vital factor influencing competitive performance. The latest initiative by the Swedish company Kockums Computer Systems (KCS), in extending its proven Tribon concept to the basic design phase, offers the industry an opportunity to rationalize and integrate the whole design, engineering and manufacturing task from an earlier starting point in the cycle.

Marine Propulsion – MAN Absorb Propellor Company

Propellor MAN Alpha Kappel

The board of MAN Diesel & Turbo has approved the company’s take-over of Kappel propeller - including designs, software, and intellectual property together with continued co-operation with Mr Jens Julius Kappel. New fuel-saving and energy-efficient propulsion opportunities are available from the MAN Alpha propeller programme, which now fully integrates the Kappel tip fin propeller blade designs for both controllable pitch propellers and fixed pitch propellers. Optimised propeller and propulsion efficiencies contribute to lowering the EEDI (Energy Efficiency Design Index) of ships…

Rolls-Royce Team to Focus on Naval Ship Design

Rolls-Royce broadened its capability in ship design with the establishment of a new team dedicated to the development of naval ship designs. Rolls-Royce broadened its capability in ship design with the establishment of a new team dedicated to the development of naval ship designs. The new team will aim to develop vessels for navies, coast guards and other maritime agencies, including variants of the  Environship merchant ship concept, will leverage technologies from commercial Rolls-Royce ship designs and products, adapted and integrated for the specific requirements of naval operations.

Superyacht 'Adastra' Wins WSA Design Commendation

Superyacht Adastra: Photo courtesy of John Shuttleworth

Shuttleworth Design's 'Adastra' wins  a 'Judges’ Commendation for Most Innovative Design' at the 2013 World Superyacht Awards. Shuttleworth Design was responsible for her exterior design, naval architecture and interior layout. Structural design was by Shuttleworth Design and ASTA, Jepsen Designs styled her interior, and she was built by McConaghy Boats. The imposing  42.5m Trimaran Adastra was launched in 2012 in China for Hong Kong clients Anto and Elaine Marden. According to the judges (as reported by Boat International Media) Adastra was very different.

Gas Carrier Concept Stems from Bulker Design

Intersection showing the cylindrical cargo tank in the Deltamarin and Brevik Technology multigas carrier design (copyright: Brevik Technology AS)

Deltamarin Ltd and Brevik Technology AS, a VARD affiliate, have joined forces to develop a novel multigas carrier design concept that combines the design of Deltamarin’s B.Delta and the new-generation patented cylindrical gas tanks by Brevik Technology. By combining the B.Delta design and separate cylindrical gas containment tanks, a cost-efficient and easy-to-build solution is now available to the gas carrier market, the developers explained. The design can be utilized for LNG, LPG, LEG and ethane carriers. “Up to now gas carriers have been complex and expensive to design and construct.

Wärtsilä Combines Ship Design Units

– In a move to solidify its course as a complete ship system supplier, Wärtsilä at Norshipping in announced that it will combine all its ship design units into a single entity, to be known as Wärtsilä Ship Design. The units involved in this reorganization include the recently acquired naval architect companies Vik-Sandvik of Norway, Conan Wu & Associates (CWA) of Singapore, and SCHIFFKO of Germany, as well as the company's conceptual ship design unit in Finland. "There will be close collaboration between our Ship Design unit, other parts of the Ship Power organization, and other Wärtsilä businesses. Our long term ambition is to create standard proven designs with predefined solutions, and to provide operational services with performance guarantees and fixed prices.

BV Backs Double-Hull Bulker Designs

expected to meet future revisions to IACS and IMO regulations. (double-bottom). says Bruno Dabouis, commercial manager of BV's marine division. strongly committed to common rules for bulk carriers. place within IMO and IACS towards a workable common position. Marine Engineering Services. structure, all of which are expected to become mandatory. also been examined against BV's latest comprehensive fatigue requirements. entering into force of the new SOLAS requirements," explains Dabouis.

News: Bay Shipbuilding Picks ATB Design

Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering Corp.'s new Atlantic III ATB ocean tugboat design was selected by Bay Shipbuilding Corp., a unit of Manitowoc Corp., for construction as the powered portion of a new articulated tug barge (ATB) the yard will build for Penn Maritime, of Stamford, Conn. The 140,000 bbl capacity heated ocean tank barge, will be handled by the latest tug design from Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering Corp., a long established firm whose focus is ATB design. The new tug, equipped with the Intercon connection system, measures 123 x 38-ft., and is powered by twin EMD 12-710G main engines, for a total of 6,000 bhp. The tug will also be built to fit the notches of Penn's other Intercon ATB barges. Robert P.

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