HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 2, 2009 – Shin Kurushima Dockyard (SKDY), recognized as one of the most productive shipyards worldwide, has standardized on Intergraph® SmartMarine® 3D design and engineering software after an intensive two-year benchmark study.
Based on the productivity experienced in the benchmark study, Japan-based SKDY expects further improvements in productivity and production planning using the automated structure detailing within SmartMarine 3D, the first new 3D technology for the marine market offered in 20 years. SKDY also expects improvements in labor costs by using a global workshare connection to offices in Indonesia.
The SmartMarine 3D implementation will encompass the entire SKDY enterprise, including its yards in Onishi, Hashihama, Ujina, and Toyohashi, Japan, and offices in Indonesia, with specific focus on worksharing capabilities across Southeast Asia. Ship modeling will be managed in a central location, and SmartMarine 3D worksharing capabilities will permit design reviews and changes to be seamlessly shared from various locations throughout the entire ship design process, from initial design through the manufacturing phase. The ability to workshare will save valuable time and labor costs while increasing productivity for SKDY.
SmartMarine 3D is the modeling and visualization component of Intergraph’s multidiscipline SmartMarine Enterprise portfolio which provides all the capabilities needed to design and build offshore structures or ships from design to fabrication to operations and maintenance – all in a single, integrated environment. It is a data-centric, rule-driven solution for streamlining design processes while preserving existing data and making it more useable/re-useable over the operation, maintenance and modification life cycle of the device.
“We are pleased with the results of our benchmark that led to our selection of SmartMarine 3D and the best next-generation solutions available for ship design and production,” said Isshin Fujii, general manager, Ship Design Department of SKDY. “We chose to standardize on SmartMarine 3D because it offers proven efficiency and design automation to enable us to reduce the costs and time of building ships.”
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power and Marine president, said, “As one of the most productive yards in the world, we are excited to have SKDY join our growing roster of marine and offshore customers. The productivity results that SmartMarine 3D have delivered in this very competitive process are an indication as to why SmartMarine 3D has become the premier ship design and engineering software in the industry.”
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph the No. 1 overall engineering design 3D software and process engineering tools (PET) provider worldwide according to its PET Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast through 2013.
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Shin Kurushima Dockyard Group is a group of companies specializing in shipbuilding. The group consists of Shin Kurushima Dockyard, Toyohashi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd, Shin Kochi Juko Co., Ltd, and Kanax Corporation. Since each of these companies specializes in building its own specific types of ships, the group emphasizes their ability to meet the diversified needs of its customers.
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph’s industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph’s software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defense and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities, and communications industries. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
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