SENER and Guangdong Yuexin Ocean Engineering (formerly Yuexin Shipbuilding) have signed an agreement for the implementation of SENER's FORAN CAD/CAM System at the Chinese shipyard.
Located in southern China, in the Guangzhou area, GYOE has agreed to implement the FORAN system after a three month pilot test.
A complete FORAN package has been installed, including Initial Design, Hull Structure, Machinery & Outfitting, and Drafting & Mechanical CAD. Engineering personnel were provided with training on the different modules by United Force Corporation (UFC), a local support partner.
The computer design system is now being used for ongoing design projects, such as Tidewater supply vessel, with azimuth Diesel-electric propulsion.
"This is the first supply vessel of Yuexin that uses electrical propulsion and it is the first vessel of Yuexin to be designed with FORAN system," commented GYOE technical director, Changgeng Li.
"FORAN system is being used in all disciplines. The vessel has a high loading efficiency and very good comfort with capacity of carrying 60 crews. The vessel is planned to be delivered in July 2013."
Source: The Digital Ship