As the demand for high value-added vessels increases, so does the need to control the risks associated with more complex design and manufacturing processes so projects are delivered on time and on budget. To remain competitive, organisations in the marine industry must deliver those vessels on time, on budget, and on quality.
Organisations in the marine industry aim to increase shipyard productivity and improve vessel performance to meet sustainability and growth targets. With traditional design, planning and manufacturing processes falling short of delivering sustainable vessels with lower total cost of ownership and shorter time to market, more and more shipyards are turning towards digital solutions.
To remain competitive in today’s uncertain shipbuilding market, shipyards must deliver bids that are both attractive and accurate. As the demand for high value-added vessels increases, so does the need to control the risks associated with more complex design and manufacturing processes so projects are delivered on time and on budget.
Advanced solutions for the design, production and sustainment of modern fleets. Today’s naval shipyards need to be able to control large programs, agilely manage change and efficiently handle modularity, while providing greater vessel performance and affordability. Naval ship developers in the marine industry are searching for effective software solutions to design and build the vessel on time and to budget. Increasing requirements from stakeholders and growing complexity of modern ships means developers are searching for a system that enhances collaboration and maintains communication throughout the product lifecycle.
Today in the marine industry, shipbuilders are faced with unprecedented pressure to increase ship efficiency and reduce emissions in order to comply with more and more stringent environmental regulations. In addition, the slowdown of the global economy is having a direct impact on the demand for maritime transportation, with a rippled effect in the newbuild market. As a consequence, increased competition is forcing shipbuilders to reduce delivery times and lower ship lifecycle costs. Finally, as the demand for more versatile and high-tech vessels increases across all segments of the marine industry, shipyards are having a rough time managing and mitigating the risks associated with increasing levels of design complexity.
The design and engineering phases typically represent 5 to 10% of the overall production cost of a vessel, and yet has an impact on about 85% of the construction costs. It is also during this phase that ~90% of the vessel performance is determined. Getting things right from the start of the project is critical to ensure success.
In today’s uncertain marine market, a shipyard’s ability to secure new business depends on bid accuracy and completeness. However, staying in control of shipbuilding projects becomes harder as new technologies, processes, and materials are introduced and the complexity in design and build increases. Innovation and complexity introduces new risks that need to be identified early and managed carefully as the project progresses.
To overcome these risks, organisations in the marine industry must take advantage of technological advances to better manage processes and day-to-day activities. An increasing number of shipyards are using solutions that offer efficient planning and execution capabilities in a unified system coupled with better risk, requirements and change management in order to stay ahead of the competition.
Sunseeker optimises yacht design, parts procurement and build with Siemens Solutions. As a result, Sunseeker have:
• Eliminated two stages of the design cycle
• Quicker customer decision making and approval
• Accelerated development of new models through re-use of parts
• More than twice as much design detail captured in drawings
• 100% increase in production rate, from two models per year to an average of four per year
Through innovative design and engineering, Shuttleworth Yacht Designs are carefully crafted for comfort, safety and performance. Shuttleworth Design is a multi-award winning design consultancy that has been working with an international client base at the forefront of yacht design, engineering and naval architecture for more than 35 years.
Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) was launched on June 10th 2014 in the presence of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge. The team was conceived by four times Olympic gold medalist and 34th America’s Cup winner, Sir Ben Ainslie, with the long-term aim of challenging for Britain and bringing the America’s Cup back home to where it all began in 1851. Ben has developed and will lead a British entry capable of winning the prestigious trophy, something Britain has so far never managed to achieve.
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