Brazilian Navy Selects Paramarine

(MarineLink.com)
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Paramarine advanced marine design software, developed by QinetiQ GRC, has been selected by the Brazilian Navy for use in the design of a specialist offshore support vessel on behalf of Petrobras , the Brazilian national oil company.

 

The eventual fleet of boats will be used to service Petrobras’s extensive offshore oil fields.

 


The Brazilian Navy has the largest navy in Latin America, with over 100 vessels, including an aircraft carrier, with many more in construction including nuclear submarines. The Brazilian Navy has more than 60,000 personnel and significant in-house naval architecture capabilities, some of whom recently attended an intensive two week Paramarine training programme in the UK.


 “Following an extensive review of the market we believe that the Brazilian Navy has purchased in Paramarine the best tool available on the market today for the design of a high speed offshore support vessel to meet the needs of Petrobras. The extensive and sophisticated capabilities of Paramarine including its ease of use and fast manipulation and calculation of data make it ideal for the design and certification of vessels. The training we have received in support of our deployment has been first class, delivered by highly qualified and experienced naval architects at QinetiQ GRC. We would strongly recommend Paramarine to organisations looking for a powerful software tool to support the design and development of specialist vessels, “commented Lt. Cmdr. Rafael Castelo Branco Goulart, Centro de Projeto de Navios, Brazilian Navy.


Paramarine is based on over 20 years’ experience in commercial and defence marine design. Thousands of concept vessels have been modelled and their stability analysed using Paramarine. It is used by many of the world’s leading shipbuilders and ship designers, as well as some of the leading universities including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University College London. Paramarine is also used by 5 of the world’s top 10 submarine builders along with warship builders to design and analyse new build naval vessels. Its advanced design capabilities are built upon the Siemens PLM ParasolidTM solid modeller, which provides much of the geometric detail required to enable the accurate analytical capabilities, as well as providing excellent geometric exchange with other CAD systems such as NX and Foran.

 

“We are very pleased to be continuing to develop our relationship with the Brazilian Navy. The use of Paramarine to design a high speed offshore support vessel builds on top of their recent selection of our software to support design work on a fleet of new Brazilian submarines,” said Vittorio Vagliani, Managing Director, QinetiQ GRC

 

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Rolls-Royce Wins Heyerdahl Award

Rolls-Royce has been awarded the maritime Heyerdahl Award 2014. The award was presented by His Majesty King Harald at the Norwegian Shipowners’ Associations Annual Conference in Oslo March 31.

Imtech Extends VSAT Coverage Above Europe

Imtech Marine expanded its Global Ku-band VSAT network with additional coverage above Europe. Next to the Telstar 12 satellite and the Intelsat 21, the Eutelsat

Fincantieri Offshore Chooses AVEVA Software

One of the world’s largest shipbuilders uses AVEVA software to design next-generation drillship. Fincantieri Offshore has signed a contract with AVEVA to implement

Shipbuilding

Reps. Byrne and Palazzo Visit Ingalls Shipbuilding

Reps. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., and Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., visited Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division Wednesday. The congressmen,

Damen Opens JV Yard in Vietnam

On March 20, 2014, Vietnamese Minister of Transport Nguyen Hong Truong, cut the ribbon for the latest addition to Damen Shipyard Group’s portfolio. Damen Song Cam is a new yard,

HHI to Deploy 3DEXPERIENCE Design Platform

Hyundai Heavy Industries Selects Marine & Offshore Industry Solution Experiences for Design and Engineering of Offshore Structures Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company,

Offshore

Coast Guard groundbreaking ceremony recogizes new support facility

Representatives from the 14th Coast Guard District, Coast Guard Base Honolulu and Mortenson Federal Contracting Group participated in a groundbreaking ceremony

Diamond Offshore Shares on the Rise

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc, one of the world's top five offshore rig contractors, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it cut drilling costs and hiked prices,

Offshore O&G: Cuts, Delays in Norway as Costs Soar

More oil and gas projects in Norway could be put on hold because of rising costs, adding to a growing list of developments that have been delayed or called off,

Navy

OSI to Integrate Software for UK Royal Navy

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) announced the signing of a contract to integrate its flagship software, ECPINS-W Sub, into the U.K. Royal Navy’s T45 Destroyer Integrated Bridge System (IBS).

Today in U.S. Naval History: April 24

Today in U.S. Naval History - April 24 1778 - Continental Navy sloop Ranger captures HMS Drake 1862 - Battle of New Orleans; Union Navy under David Farragut

US Navy Completes Korea Ferry SAR Mission

With concurrence from South Korean commanders, the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is departing waters around Jindo, South Korea

Energy

U S closer to imposing more sanctions on Russia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry suggested on Thursday that the United States is drawing closer to imposing more sanctions onRussia by saying time was running

Gasoline Prices Up In Iran on Subsidies Cut

Gasoline prices in Iran leapt by up to 75 percent at midnight on Thursday, as state subsidies were cut, a risky move that President Hassan Rouhani hopes will

Diamond Offshore Shares on the Rise

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc, one of the world's top five offshore rig contractors, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it cut drilling costs and hiked prices,

Vessels

OSI to Integrate Software for UK Royal Navy

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) announced the signing of a contract to integrate its flagship software, ECPINS-W Sub, into the U.K. Royal Navy’s T45 Destroyer Integrated Bridge System (IBS).

Scafi Expands Fleet with Italian Damen Tug

Damen is to construct a new ASD 3212 tug for Scafi, the Italian shipping group that includes a number of international towing companies. The contract cements their

Knightsbridge, Frontline to Form US Capesize Company

Knightsbridge Tankers Limited and Frontline 2012 Ltd. have announced an agreement to combine Frontline 2012's remaining fleet of 25 fuel efficient vessels with Knightsbridge.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage 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: 0.1204 sec (8 req/sec)