Damen teams up with 3D expert firm

March 13, 2017 Murielle Gonzalez

Dutch shipyard has selected Dassault Systèmes' 3DExperience platform and its marine and offshore industry solution experiences to digitally transform its operations.


Dassault Systèmes, a French company specialist in 3D software, has announced that Dutch shipyard Damen has selected the company’s 3DExperience platform and its marine and offshore industry solution experiences to digitally transform its operations.

The French company says its industry solutions “Designed for Sea,” “Winning Bid for Sea,” “Optimized Production for Sea,” and “On Time to Sea” integrate sales, marketing, design, engineering, manufacturing and services.

With the use of new software, the Dutch boatbuilder, which operates 32 shipyards and 9,000 employees, aims to improve collaboration, optimise its existing products, processes and services, and accelerate the delivery of innovative and configurable products.

“Following a thorough analysis of marketplace solutions, we selected Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience platform to execute our digital strategy and add value to our business,” says Aart Rupert, CIO, Damen Shipyards.

“Dassault Systèmes’ portfolio of M&O improves and supports collaboration and operational performance across Damen, to better serve Damen’s customers worldwide.”

3D solutions

The French 3D experts says its 3DExperience platform provides Damen Shipyards with a single digital environment that connects requirements, regulations and project planning with full traceability.

Teams can capture and reuse existing data across all business units, handle design changes with high reactivity, plan manufacturing early in the design process, and collaborate with suppliers to deliver ships on time and on cost.

Damen Shipyards can more efficiently manage programs and product portfolios to support after-sales services and the launch of new products, the company claims.

“Competitive shipbuilders must explore new ways to leverage the advanced technologies that are defining a new era in shipbuilding and gain an edge in the industry,” says Alain Houard, VP Marine & Offshore Industry at Dassault Systèmes.

“The 3DExperience platform and our industry solution experiences transform shipbuilding practices to support strategic objectives. The digital management of complex projects, collaboration across multisite ecosystems, efficient production planning, and virtually exploring alternative design scenarios all impact the delivery of high-quality vessels that meet – or better yet – exceed their customers’ expectations,” he concludes.

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