Dassault Systèmes, specialising in 3-D design software and product lifecycle management, is supplying On Time to Sea and Designed for Sea solutions to support 500 designers and engineers in Papenburg as well as at sites in Rostock and Finland that are building ocean-going cruise ships, river cruise ships, ferries and other vessels.
One cruise ship is made of more than 10m individual parts and assemblies, compared to about 1m parts for today's largest passenger airplanes and about 10,000 parts for a car.
With On Time to Sea and Designed for Sea, based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, Meyer Werft’s design and development teams can now rely on a unified digital environment to monitor the full lifecycle of a ship, from construction and operation to decommissioning decades later, said Alain Houard, vp Marine & Offshore Industry, Dassault Systèmes.
'Since the 1980s, we’ve continually optimized cruise ship design with state-of-the-art technologies and, now, a new age is beginning,' said Philip Gennotte, technical director, Meyer Werft. 'Today’s shipbuilding is a highly modern industry that requires a combination of ideas, knowledge and technology in order to introduce sophisticated, future-oriented touristic concepts. Thanks to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, we can foster collaborative creativity that fulfills the highest technical demands of customers worldwide from hull shape, hydrodynamics and fuel consumption, to capacity and onboard comfort and entertainment.'
Meyer Werft has been a long-term customer and partner of Dassault Systèmes.