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AVEVA World Magazine 2014 #1

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More than 250 ICE engineers have been trained in AVEVA Marine, and an additional 25 in AVEVA PDMS™, which is used for stationary power generation, chemical plants and related industries. First project with AVEVA Marine – delivered on time ICE's first project using AVEVA Marine was for the design of a selfpropelled jack-up vessel (NG 2500X). The engineering contract was signed in August 2012 and finalised on June 19, 2013. The vessel (Seajacks Hydra) is currently under construction in one of offshore fabrication specialist, Lamprell Energy's yards in the United Arab Emirates, and will be delivered to its owner, Seajacks UK Ltd, in Q3 of 2014. Seajacks is a leading Owner Operator of purpose-built, self-propelled jack-up vessels. The Seajacks vessels are designed specifically for year-round operation in harsh environments and in full compliance with UK, Dutch and Danish operating regulations. Seajacks Hydra is a wind turbine installation vessel, capable of transporting offshore wind turbines and pylons to the wind-farm site from shore under its own power, then quickly jacking itself out of the water to provide a stable platform for installing the turbine structure with a huge on-board crane. These operations will be carried out without assistance from other vessels. The basic design was developed by Gusto MSC in the Netherlands and ICE has updated the package with information received from other vendors. AVEVA Marine was used for the complete detailed design, in line with the yard's construction philosophy, to a level of detail that allowed ICE to automatically extract production information for all disciplines down to NC cutting and pipe bending. It is interesting to note that Lamprell built another NG 2500 vessel a couple of years earlier, using less developed drawings and, based on that experience, Lamprell found it worthwhile to rework the 3D model for the entire vessel, using AVEVA Marine to save time in production and overall project costs. 'It was a challenge to shift from one software environment to the other and to be able to deliver the design on time,' said Nicu Crapcenco, 'but all deliveries were made on schedule.' Current projects There are currently two projects in progress in ICE's Romanian office where AVEVA Marine is used. Both projects are for the offshore market; the first is a large Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) project and the second is a drilling vessel for a Brazilian owner. Based on the engineering package developed by ICE, six of these sister vessels will be built by Estaleiro Enseada do Paraguaçu S.A. (EEP), which is going to be one of the largest shipyards in Brazil. These vessels are designed for worldwide operations and are able to perform drilling operations in water depths of up to 3,000 metres. (continues) AVEVA World Magazine 2014 | Issue 1

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