Shin Kurushima Dockyard Company Limited Uses Intergraph® SmartMarine® 3D in Ship Production

 

Leading Japanese shipyard standardizes on industry-leading solution and moves into full production, including fabrication

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 4, 2013 – Shin Kurushima Dockyard Company Limited (SKDY), one of the world’s most productive shipyards, has achieved another landmark milestone with Intergraph® SmartMarine® 3D, moving into the production phase for its ship projects, including fabrication planning.

SKDY had chosen to standardize on SmartMarine 3D and successfully demonstrated its use of the industry-leading solution with a steel-cutting ceremony. With Intergraph’s continuous enhancement of SmartMarine 3D, the solution has out-of-the-box content and functionality to support ship production. Today, SKDY has successfully incorporated its specific requirements into SmartMarine 3D, which are fully automated across its production processes. With support from Intergraph, SKDY is the first shipyard in Japan to implement SmartMarine 3D for the production stage, using its own built-in, automated rules. The company will use SmartMarine3D for all ship production, starting with its flagship shipyard, Onishi, and then expanding to all its other shipyards: HashiHama, Kochi, Toyohashi and HigashiHiroshima.

“SmartMarine 3D’s rule-based, automated technology fits with our sophisticated design,” said Isshin Fuji, managing officer general manager of the ship design department at SKDY. “As we continue to customize SmartMarine 3D and build our technical strength, the Intergraph solution’s advanced capabilities and workshare feature enable us to share our technical expertise and know-how with the newer generation of engineers. This ensures that we maintain our leading position in a highly competitive global shipbuilding market.”

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “SKDY is one of the world’s most productive shipyards and is a pioneer in the Japanese shipbuilding industry. SKDY is yet again a leader with its latest technological advances through the use of Intergraph SmartMarine 3D. We are honored to support SKDY in the implementation of SmartMarine 3D for production of real ship projects. SmartMarine 3D will deliver enhanced safety, quality and productivity for SKDY’s global ship projects.”

SmartMarine 3D is the world’s most advanced shipbuilding and offshore design solution, providing companies with the capabilities they need to gain and maintain an edge in a highly competitive industry. SmartMarine 3D is breakthrough engineering technology that is data-centric, knowledge- and rule-driven, streamlining marine asset design processes and improving delivery schedules, with increased detail and manufacturing design productivity of up to 30 percent. SmartMarine 3D is endorsed and used by leading offshore and marine companies globally, including the most productive shipyard, the top offshore owner operator, the top fabrication yard and the top classification society in the world.

The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering design solutions for industry according to its “Engineering Design Tools for Industry and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2016.

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About SKDY
Shin Kurushima Dockyard Group is a group of companies specializing in shipbuilding. The group comprises Shin Kurushima Dockyard, Toyohashi Shipbuilding Company Limited, Shin Kochi Juko Company Limited and Kanax Corporation. Since each of these companies specializes in building its own specific type of ships, the group emphasizes its ability to meet the diversified needs of its customers. Shin Kurushima Dockyard’s main products are value-added vessels, such as car carriers, chemical tankers and product tankers, and the company has accomplished 40 shipbuilding projects each year. www.skdy.co.jp

About Intergraph
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 to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company’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, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions, including ERDAS technologies, to the public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intergraph Corporation responsible for the SG&I U.S. federal business.

Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.

For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.

Eileen Tan
Senior Communications Specialist, Asia-Pacific
+61 3 9856 1936
Eileen.Tan@intergraph.com

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