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AVEVA World Magazine 2014 #1

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At the beginning of 2014, ICE's total employment level stood at approximately 400 people, including more than 300 professional engineers and naval architects. Nicu Crapcenco told us, 'Due to the tough price competition between the commercial shipyards and offshore yards worldwide, many yards, especially in Europe, have outsourced much of their engineering work and associated services to subcontractors. As a result, the shipyards are now much more flexible, with slimmer organisations, but much of the know-how has been transferred from these yards to external design and engineering companies. 'This means that ICE's role has changed from primarily providing basic design and detailed engineering to also performing feasibility studies, project studies, procurement, project management, yard planning and supervision work. Many of the offshore projects are complex and often executed globally with many parties involved. Following the first requirement from a client that a vessel should be designed with AVEVA Marine, ICE re-examined its working methods and the supporting software tools for its engineering work.' Evaluation of engineering tools The evaluation process in the search for new software focused on issues such as client needs, and support for concurrent engineering to allow engineers and designers in all design and production disciplines and on multiple sites to work concurrently on the same ship model database. It was also important that the new system should be in wide use and supported worldwide. Other key issues were that the hull and outfitting disciplines should be fully integrated, and that engineers should be easily able to adapt to the new software package. Nicu Crapcenco continued, 'The AVEVA Marine solution, combining hull and outfitting design modules with AVEVA Global, was selected after a thorough evaluation. Not only does this solution incorporate many of the valuable former Tribon features, especially for the hull design disciplines, it also supports efficient multi-site engineering and design processes. With this solution we can support early and basic design, through detailed hull and outfitting design, to the creation of manufacturing data and drawing documents.' Migrating to AVEVA Marine 'AVEVA Marine was implemented at ICE in the spring of 2012,' Nicu Crapcenco told us. 'The migration training started in the second week of March in the ICE offices, with a five-day project set-up and a basic administration course. Over the following month, a three-day AVEVA Hull™ upgrade course and a three-week course in AVEVA Outfitting™ were held. All the training courses were carried out by AVEVA consultants. 'It was particularly helpful that local AVEVA support consultants were located close to us. We had regular meetings with them to exchange information on the status of the project.' (continues) AVEVA World Magazine 2014 | Issue 1

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