Upgrade to VisionMaster FT Bridge Software
Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine has released a major upgrade to its VisionMaster FT bridge software. VMFT11 includes several key updates that support safety of navigation, including enhanced bridge alert management, an improved user interface and secure data exchange onboard ship and between ship and shore.A key driver behind the VMFT11 software update is to decrease the mariner’s workload in alert management, by reducing the number of high priority radar and ECDIS alerts, so that…
FORAN System of Designing, Building Twin Vessels Presented at SNAME
The engineering and technology group SENER has once again participated in “SMC 2016”, the annual maritime convention organized by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) that brings together the main players in the US marine industry. This time the conference was held in Bellevue, Washington, on November 1-4. At the convention, SENER’s FORAN Area Manager for the United States and Canada, Verónica Alonso de los Ríos, presented the solution offered by the FORAN system for designing and building twin vessels…
FORAN Expands User Base in Korea
These are difficult times for the shipbuilding industry, in particular that of Korea, which faces its worst-ever order drought. Big, medium-sized and small shipbuilders are undergoing deep restructuring as a consequence of the workload downturn. However, despite the crisis Korea is still the global leader in newbuilding deliveries, and its shipyards continue to demand, and now more than ever appreciate, improvements in all areas of management, design and production. At a time of difficulty…
SENER, ESI Group to Integrate Solutions
The global company ESI Group, a virtual prototyping and testing software developer, has joined efforts with SENER, a company in marine engineering and the development of CAD/CAM system for the shipbuilding industry, with the aim of marketing and integrating their respective solutions, IC.IDO and FORAN. Nowadays shipbuilding is dominated by vessels with highly complex and sophisticated designs. There is also a growing trend of distributing the engineering tasks between multiple remote agents, and a need to produce integrated designs for effective ships with no margin of error.
SENER to Exhibit FORAN V80 Version at 1st Baltic FORAN Day
The SENER engineering and technology group organizes the 1st Baltic FORAN Day, which will take place in the Hilton Gdansk Hotel, Targ Rybny 1, Gdansk, 80-838, Poland, on the 28th of April. This Baltic FORAN Day is focused to Baltic Region countries, like Poland, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Deutschland, Norway, Sweden and Germany. The aim of this open and free event, organized by SENER, is to present the advantages of its FORAN CAD/CAM System to fulfil the shipbuilding challenges and to share experiences between professionals, from ship design offices, shipyards and universities.
Hin Lee Shipyard Selects FORAN System
The SENER engineering and technology Group has signed a contract with the company Hin Lee Shipyard Co., Ltd. in Zhuhai, China, for the implementation of the shipbuilding CAD/CAM System FORAN, developed by SENER. After the evaluation of different ship design CAD/CAM systems, the shipyard has finally selected FORAN because its excellent functionalities, which cover all design stages from conceptual design to production design. The scope of the contract includes the installation of the FORAN System…
Chinese Shipyard DSIC Acquires FORAN
The SENER engineering and technology Group has signed a contract with the Chinese shipyard Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd. (DSIC) for the implementation of the shipbuilding CAD/CAM System FORAN, developed by SENER. DSIC is operated under the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), which is a public company that has been listed on the stock market. The license contract has been signed between SENER, DSIC and SENER´s partner in China, United Force Corporation. The scope of the contract includes the installation of permanent licenses of the FORAN System in different disciplines including hull forms and naval architecture, hull structure, machinery and outfitting, electrical design and drafting.
SENER Signs a Contract with ASC for FORAN
The SENER engineering and technology Group has signed a contract with Australian shipbuilder ASC for the implementation of the shipbuilding CAD/CAM System FORAN, developed by SENER, to be used as the software tool in the stability calculations supporting the construction of the Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD) conducted by the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance. The execution of this contract began with an initial training in the Naval Architecture Module of FORAN, which took place at the Maritime Skills Centre at Techport Australia.
SENER Tallies FORAN Contract with Khulna Shipyard
The SENER engineering and technology Group has signed a contract with the company Khulna Shipyards Ltd. in Bangladesh for the implementation of the shipbuilding CAD/CAM System FORAN, developed by SENER, to be used in the design and production of new projects. Khulna Shipyard (KSY) belongs to the Ministry of Defense of the Bangladesh Govern, and it is operated by its Army. The scope of the contract includes the installation of the FORAN System permanent licenses in all design disciplines (hull forms…
SENER Presents FBASIC at SNAME WMTC 2015
SENER Marine north America manager, Verónica Alonso, presents a paper that was written in collaboration with Rodrigo Pérez, SENER South Europe manager. SENER engineering and technology group took active part in the World Maritime Technology Conference 2015, the annual congress organized by the US association of naval architects (SNAME), which groups most part of the maritime industry. This time the event was hold in Providence, Rhode Island, in November from 3rd to 7th. During the congress SENER Marine North America manager…
ESG to Launch First Ship Designed with FORAN
Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG), a shipbuilder based in Panama City, Fla., is due to launch the HARVEY SUB-SEA in November 6, marking the launch of the shipyard’s first vessel designed with the FORAN CAD/CAM System developed by the engineering and technology group SENER. The newly built multipurpose support vessel (MPSV) is the first of a series of two with a length of 103.7 meters, beam of 22.3 meters and depth of 8.92 meters. It is regulated by ABS/USCG/SOLAS DP2 DE Z-Drive MPSV and will operate in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for HARVEY Gulf International Marine.
Eastern Shipbuilding Launches FORAN Designed Vessel
Based in Panama City, Florida, Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) launches the HARVEY SUB-SEA in November the 6th, the first vessel successfully detailed designed in the shipyard with the FORAN CAD/CAM System, developed by the engineering and technology group SENER. The Multi-Purpose Support Vessel (MPSV), the first of a series of two, has a length of 103.7 m, beam of 22.3 m and depth of 8.92 m. It is regulated by ABS/USCG/SOLAS DP2 DE Z-Drive MPSV and will operate in the US Gulf of Mexico for HARVEY Gulf International Marine.
New FORAN Update from SENER
SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas SA launched a new version of its marine CAD/CAM system, the FORAN V80. The new version is fully compatible with the previous ones and includes improvements in all of its modules. The main upgrades come from the initial and basic project stages, where the calculations and results can be reused in further steps. Regarding the hull structure and outfitting modules, they add extra functionality such as the new advanced welding managing, or enhancements in the P&ID – 3D piping link, now with a more flexible and complete data locking system. The update bolsters total integration between FORAN and other PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) tools…
BAE Systems Awards Software Contract to SENER
The Spanish company SENER, Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A has closed a contract with U.K.-based BAE Systems PLC for the integration between FORAN CAD/CAM System and PTC’s Windchill PLM System to be used in the design and manufacturing activities of Type 26 Program. According to the contract, FORAN-Windchill Integration (FWI) will be implemented in BAE Systems Naval Ships in Scotstoun and Portsmouth. FWI is being deployed following a phased approach. Key milestones include publishing and synchronization of Type 26 items and components (July 2015), change management (December 2015) and configuration management (December 2016). BAE Systems Naval…
New FORAN Update from SENER
SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas SA informs it has launched a new version of its marine CAD/CAM system, the FORAN V80, which incorporates new capabilities to cope with demands from the marine shipbuilding, civil, offshore and naval sectors. The new version is fully compatible with the previous ones and includes improvements in all of its modules, SENER said in launching the update. The main upgrades come from the initial and basic project stages, where the calculations and results can be reused in further steps. Regarding the hull structure and outfitting modules, they add extra functionality such as the new advanced welding managing, or enhancements in the P&ID – 3D piping link, now with a more flexible and complete data locking system.
SENER Celebrates FORAN System’s 50th Anniversary
SENER has commemorated the 50th anniversary of FORAN, its CAD/CAM/CAE system for designing naval vessels and marine structures, created by SENER’s cofounder José Manuel de Sendagorta in the 1960s. Today it is the world leader in marine technology and, since its inception, it has served as the prime example of SENER’s ability to innovate and export. The event was held at Madrid’s Casino on the evening of Thursday, June 11, under the auspices of SENER’s founder and Honorary President…
SENER holds a FORAN seminar in Wuhan, China
The ‘FORAN new modules, new functions and FEM-Link (Hypermesh) Seminar’ was held on April 23rd in Wuhan. SENER is playing a big role in China, where it has been promoting the FORAN System for many years.Through the seminar, important new enhancements in its shipbuilding CAD/CAM System FORAN, SENER (Shanghai) hopes to bolster confidence of existing customers and arouse more interest among the potential customers for FORAN system. Xinlin Zhou presented the FORAN FGA/FBASIC modules, functions and hull capabilities of new release V70R3.0.
SENER Develops Multipurpose Subsea Support Vessel
Operators are demanding more efficient, less consuming and more capable vessels, while shipbuilders need to achieve it in a very competitive environment. As a ship design firm, SENER says it plays an important role offering value to all stakeholders, with innovative designs taking in consideration operators' and builders' requirements. SENER is currently developing a new multipurpose subsea support vessel specially designed for subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) light construction duties, for worldwide service.
SENER Debuts Latest FORAN Release
At Sinaval-Eurofishing in Bilbao, Spain, Sener will present enhancements in the shipbuilding CAD/CAM system FORAN, in all disciplines (forms, naval architecture and general arrangement, hull structure, machinery and outfitting, electrical design and drafting). The naval architecture modules have been renovated in a single tool called FBASIC that incorporates new capabilities and and interface working in conjunction with the general arrangement solution, to improve the tasks during the early design stage: forms generation, compartment generation and naval architecture calculations, Sener said. (As published in the April 2015 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeReporter)
SENER to Debut Latest FORAN Release at SINAVAL
SENER informs it will take active part in SINAVAL-EUROFISHING from April 21-23, a fair held every two years in Bilbao. During the exhibition, SENER will present the new enhancements in the shipbuilding CAD/CAM system FORAN, in all disciplines (forms, naval architecture and general arrangement, hull structure, machinery and outfitting, electrical design and drafting). The naval architecture modules have been renovated in a single tool called FBASIC that incorporates new capabilities and interface working in conjunction with the general arrangement solution…
GONDAN Delivers PSV Designed with FORAN
FORAN was the shipbuilding CAD/CAM System used in the design and production of the vessel Stril Luna, built by Astilleros Gondán and delivered to the Norwegian shipowner Simon Møkster Shipping. Stril Luna, an offshore platform supply vessel (PSV), will navigate in northern waters of the North Sea, charter operated by Statoil. With the basic design developed by Rolls Royce Marine, named as project UT 776 WP, the vessel has a length of 91.7 meters, a beam of 20 meters and it is prepared with the most innovative technology for navigating in extreme conditions.
SENER Announces the FORAN V70R3.0
SENER announces the new FORAN V70R3.0, available from July 31, 2014. With more than 45 years in the market, FORAN takes advantage of SENER´s innovative development effort as the key factor to give added value. The new version incorporates improvements for the users and on its own technology. Some remarkable new aspects are described below. FORAN offers a solution covering all design stages and disciplines. The process starts with the forms generation in FORAN or imported from a third-party solution.
Alekseev Chooses FORAN for the Ekranoplany Design
Alekseev Hydrofoil Central Design Bureau (Alekseev HCDB) has signed an agreement with SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas (SENER) for the license to use the FORAN CAD/CAM System, developed by SENER. The design of the mythical “Ekranoplany” highlights among the different activities that Aleekseev is developing with FORAN, a revolutionary design between a heavy aircraft and a light boat. FORAN will be the design tool in Alekseev with more than 100 hundred of users. The “Ekranoplany”, also known as “Caspian Sea Monster”…