Dassault Systèmes helps Meyer Werft improve ship design process

Rebecca Gibson
Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson on 15 December 2015
Dassault Systèmes helps Meyer Werft improve ship design process

German shipbuilder Meyer Werft is to deploy 3DEXPERIENCE platform from Dassault Systèmes to more efficiently design and build ocean cruise ships, enhance innovation and expand its market leadership.

Dassault Systèmes’ ‘On Time to Sea’ and ‘Designed for Sea’ industry solution experiences will help Meyer Werft’s design and development teams to monitor the entire lifecycle of a ship, from its construction and operation to its decommissioning decades later. Virtual design, engineering and project management applications help seamlessly address complex needs in product development and process requirements.

“Meyer Werft has been a long-term customer and partner of Dassault Systèmes and, by adopting the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and industry solution experiences, can differentiate itself in the marketplace,” said Alain Houard, vice president of Marine and Offshore Industry at Dassault Systèmes. “Each cruise ship is a highly complex, large-scale project that must satisfy customer requirements as well as meet stringent safety regulations. Meyer Werft can efficiently manage this complexity while ensuring high quality standards that, ultimately, help its cruise line customers offer a best-in-class passenger experience.”

Both solutions will be used by teams building ocean cruise ships, river cruise ships, ferries and other vessels at shipyards in Papenburg, Finland and Rostock in Germany. They will also be used at Meyer Werft’s new Technology and Development Center in Papenburg, Germany. The facility will pool most of the design and development work from Meyer Werft’s 500 designers and engineers.

“Since the 1980s, we’ve continually optimised cruise ship design with state-of-the-art technologies and, now, a new age is beginning,” said Philip Gennotte, technical director at 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 fulfils the highest technical demands of customers worldwide from hull shape, hydrodynamics and fuel consumption, to capacity and onboard comfort and entertainment.”

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