• Design
        • The most significant opportunities to impact the cost of building and operating a ship are found in the design and engineering phase.

          Initial Design  |  Basic Design  |  Detailed Design

        • Build
        • Even a smaller shipbuilding project is immense in scope and scale. Manage the challenges that are unique to ship construction.

          Prepare  |  Fabricate  |  Assemble

        • Maintain
        • With the majority of a ship’s life taking place after it’s been built, it’s crucial to ensure that the organization has a clear picture of the vessel at all times.

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          Lighthouse Waveform  |  Crow’s Nest

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        • EnterprisePlatform
        • Every process in a shipyard requires data. Seamlessly sharing that data across tools in the correct format needed allows for meaningful, actionable information to be consumed throughout the organization. Providing the freedom to choose the tailored tools required for a shipbuilding project.

        • DigitalHub
        • Shipbuilding requires careful coordination among many departments, but far too often the information for decisions is siloed in numerous legacy software systems and spreadsheets. Opening up those silos is what allows every department to access the information they need, when they need it.

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September 1, 2009
Client News
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Lamprell LT-116E Jackup Rig

Only 13 months after initiating training for new 3D CAD/CAM software, Lamprell Energy launched the LT-116E Jackup Rig. The entire project was completed in only 18 months.

Other shipyards have achieved large gains in productivity as well. This is noteworthy in the current economic climate with the constant pressure to reduce costs.

In a paper delivered at the International Conference on Computer Applications in Shipbuilding (ICCAS) held in Shanghai, Dr. Oskar Lee explains how these shipyards have managed to achieve such impressive results.

According to his analysis, the most successful shipyards link the geometry and associated material data from 3D models to databases such as ERP systems so that information can accurately be shared and utilized by various departments to plan efficient production. In this manner, critical path issues are identified and resources effectively deployed.

His research also indicates that effective change management is important due to frequent modifications requested by owners and classification societies. To accommodate these changes, Dr. Lee observed that the most successful yards in his study utilize complete models consisting of geometric and attribute information. Each model was not merely a drawing or a series of drawings. Rather, the model was contained within a database from which drawings, machine cutting code and other information could automatically be derived and shared amongst various departments. This dramatically simplified the ability to accurately make changes, thus increasing productivity.

All of the shipyards in Dr. Lee’s study used ShipConstructor software during the detail design process. Because ShipConstructor uses a data-rich 3D model capable of linking to other databases, the use of ShipConstructor was a key reason for the shipyards’ productivity in oil rig fabrication.

More detail can be found in the white paper, Automation of Oil Rig Fabrication.

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