Hin Lee Shipyard Selects FORAN System

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 5, 2016

FORAN in Hin Lee Shipyard Photo Sener

FORAN in Hin Lee Shipyard Photo Sener

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, including the Hull Forms, General Arrangement & Naval Architecture, Hull Structure, Automatic Nesting, Machinery & Outfitting, Electrical Design, Build Strategy and Drafting.

Hin Lee’s Managing Board, Simon Lo, expects that the implementation of FORAN can benefit the shipyard by reducing the costs and by improving the product quality.

Hin Lee is one of the most modern and versatile shipyard in Southern China, strategically located on the Pearl River at Guangdong Province. It is one of the only yards in the world which has the ability to produce high quality vessels made of a combination of materials such as steel, fiberglass or aluminum.

 Hin Lee´s greatest strength lays in the shipyard outstanding capabilities in engineering, focusing on the essential ensures a long and trouble free existence.

 For its part, SENER’s FORAN System, a CAD/CAM/CAE software for design and production of all kind of ships and offshore structures, has celebrated its 50 years in 2015, half a century of continuous reinvention that makes it the longest available in the market. Today, FORAN is in the state-of-the-art of technology, installed in 40 countries and used in world-renowned programs.


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