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 Ships will use FWI as one of the key business transformation activities for the Type 26 program with the main objective of improving the built-in quality of the BoM by integrating CAD & PLM applications and processes.
As a result of this contract, 250 licenses of FWI have been installed. Other services delivered by SENER include training, customization and on-site technical assistance.
Rafael De Góngora, General Manager of Marine Business Unit of SENER, commented, “This is a significant win for SENER and recognizes our continued effort in improving integration of FORAN with PLM Systems, a strategic development for Naval Shipbuilding markets.”
Thomas McLaughlin, Engineering Manager (iPLM) of BAE Naval Ships stated, “One of the key factors for the success of the integration is the COTS software approach and the close collaboration between BAE, PTC and SENER. With this new capability, we will be able to significantly improve the alignment, control and quality of the BoM through our Foran and Windchill applications.”