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Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard implements AVEVA's Integrated Shipbuilding solution for improved project management Located on the Neva River near St Petersburg, Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard, a medium-sized shipyard employing around 1,100 people, is one of the most efficient shipbuilders in Russia. The shipyard builds naval and commercial vessels, including missile boats, mine hunters, patrol ships, passenger vessels and work vessels up to 100 metres long and 800 tons in weight. Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard is regarded as a technological pacesetter in the Russian shipbuilding industry, continuously applying new shipbuilding technologies and utilising new construction materials. When electric welding was introduced to shipbuilding in the 1930s, the shipyard was one of the first in the world to make use of this technology; in the 1960s, it was among the world's first to build fibreglass (glass-reinforced plastic, GRP) minesweepers. The shipyard was founded in 1912 and has built more than 500 naval and commercial ships and vessels in 43 different designs for the Russian Navy and foreign clients. When we visited the shipyard in March this year, they were building a composite passenger catamaran designed with AVEVA Marine™. The company had recently announced their latest order, the construction of six pusher-tugs for the Moscow-based company, P. Transco, to be delivered in April/May 2014. These tugs will be built with the use of AVEVA Marine. We met Mr V. Seredokho, the Director General, who explained the changes the shipyard is carrying out to further increase productivity to meet the new challenges they are facing. He told us, 'Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard has unique knowledge in how to build ships in different materials such as aluminium, fibreglass, composite, ordinary and low-magnetic steel. The company also provides engineering services for the plant industry. Our engineering department has recently completed the design and fabrication of the steel structures for a huge fluid gas terminal plant for the gas processing and petrochemicals company, SIBUR.' He continued, 'The AVEVA Marine solution was implemented in 2008, when the shipyard carried out an extensive investment programme in order to further increase our production capacity and boost productivity by implementing the latest technologies in shipbuilding. We undertook a comprehensive reconstruction of the main workshop facilities for machining, chemical and galvanic processes, outfitting and GRP. Our fabrication process is now an up-to-date, workstation-oriented, workshop production line with modern panel-line and assembly-line equipment. 'I, and many of the engineers in our organisation, have had a long and positive experience with the Tribon shipbuilding system when we were with other shipbuilding companies. The decision to select AVEVA Marine as the engineering solution at our shipyard was an obvious choice as this solution fully supported the design and production processes in the shipyard for the complete structural steel and outfitting disciplines. 'We found AVEVA's acquisition of Tribon Solutions very positive,' he continued. 'We regard the AVEVA Marine solution as an important long-term commitment from AVEVA to the further development of shipbuilding technology, with input from other important industries such as offshore, oil & gas and energy, leading to an improved outfitting solution for shipbuilding. 'Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard is part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, USC, with 60 leading marine engineering offices. Several of the engineering offices also use the AVEVA Marine solution, and we receive many 3D ship designs in AVEVA Marine from them. With AVEVA Marine we can now easily improve these designs to satisfy our shipyard's fabrication standards. Cooperation with the engineering offices in USC has become much easier since we now have a "common language." 'We have extended the use of the 3D model to the fabrication area. The model is made available for review by the fabrication engineers and workers. This gives us a prompt understanding of how the pipes and equipment are placed.'

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