HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 04, 2008 – Tsuneishi Holdings Corporation Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Company has standardized on the Intergraph® SmartMarineTM Enterprise suite of 3D engineering design and data management solutions to optimize design efficiency and increase productivity.
Tsuneishi Holdings Corporation is a maritime affair enterprise composed of a leading Japan-based shipbuilding group and shipping business. Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Company is continuing to deliver high-quality ships at an economical price to customers around the world.
In committing to the entire SmartMarine Enterprise suite, Tsuneishi will now have a comprehensive set of integrated solutions to manage its shipbuilding operations - from early stage design technologies to next generation 3D design and manufacturing capabilities in addition to efficiency-boosting materials management and production programs.
After a lengthy and competitive bid process, Tsuneishi chose SmartMarine Enterprise based on the technological benefits delivered with the product as well as Intergraph's ability to provide customer support and service in the Asia Pacific region. Intergraph recently announced the opening of its Marine Services Center in Korea and Marine business units based in Fukuoka Japan; Seoul, Korea; Shanghai, China; Singapore; and Melbourne, Australia to support its growing Asia Pacific customer base.
"We are pleased to partner with Intergraph and to have the best solutions available for ship design and production," said Katsushige Kambara, president of Tsuneishi. "We chose SmartMarine Enterprise to standardize on a solutions suite that offers proven efficiency and design optimization to enable us to reduce the costs and time of building ships."
Gerhard Sallinger, president, Intergraph Process, Power and Marine, said, "Tsuneishi's decision to standardize on the entire SmartMarine Enterprise suite of solutions is yet another testimonial to the inherent value it provides our growing list of customers."
SmartMarine Enterprise streamlines marine outfitting and structure design processes and provides all the functionality needed to design and build many different types of marine facilities, including commercial and navy ships, offshore platforms and floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessels.
SmartMarine Enterprise provides automated, configurable engineering rules built within to ensure design-to-production accuracy and consistency, enabling better decision support to facilitate global design, construction, and life cycle optimization.
The Shipbuilding Section of Tsuneishi Holdings Corporation offers construction of new ships and repair work at its four shipyards: the Tsuneishi Factory and Tadotsu Factory of Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Company, Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu), Inc. in the Philippines, and Tsuneishi Group (Zhoushan) Shipbuilding Inc. on Xiushan Island, China. We develop and build various kinds of ships that meet the needs of the market, and deliver them to our customers all over the world. Our range includes bulk carriers, tankers, car carriers, wood chip carriers, and container carriers. www.tsuneishi.co.jp
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