Brazil’s largest shipyard, Estaleiro Atlântico Sul (EAS), has started project-detailing on five Promef-related Aframax tankers with the help of ShipConstructor CAD/CAM Software.
3D CAD model of EAS Suezmax blended with a photo of the vessel
In May, EAS launched the Suezmax tanker, João Cândido, the first vessel in the massive Promef shipbuilding expansion program for Brazil’s state-sponsored oil company, Petrobras.
Arial shot of Estalerio Atlântico Sul (EAS)
Following its success with ShipConstructor on the first vessel, EAS is now using ShipConstructor to design and detail three separate Promef-related projects simultaneously: the 5 Aframax Tankers, 10 Suezmax tankers, plus a P-55 offshore semi-submersible hull.
A variety of other Brazilian shipyards and engineering offices have also been utilizing ShipConstructor to address the rapidly expanding demand for vessels to service Brazil’s offshore industry. Consunav, Kromav Engenharia, Estaleiro Inace and ETP Engenharia are all part of the growing Brazilian ShipConstructor client-base.
“ShipConstructor is currently the most widely used CAD/CAM tool in Brazilian shipbuilding,” said Bruno França, of SINCRONIA, ShipConstructor’s representative in the country.
To address the growing demand for workers trained to use the ShipConstructor AutoCAD based shipbuilding CAD/CAM application, França noted that EAS donated 40 ShipConstructor licenses to the technical college IFPE (Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de Pernambuco) in order to help train new workers.
“Promef is one of the most significant shipbuilding programs in the world right now,” said França. “Because ShipConstructor is far easier to learn than competing software, Brazilian companies have realized ShipConstructor is the ideal marine construction application to use in order to capitalize on the current opportunities in this country.”
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