sener type 26 programme

The Spanish company SENER, Ingeniería y Sistemas SA has closed a contract with UK-based BAE Systems for the integration between FORAN CAD / CAM system and PTC’s Windchill PLM System to be used in the design and manufacturing activities of Type 26 programme.

According to the contract, FORAN-Windchill Integration (FWI) will be implemented in BAE Systems Naval Ships in Scotstoun and Portsmouth.

FWI is being deployed following a phased approach. Key milestones include:

  • Publishing and synchronisation of Type 26 items and components: July 2015
  • Change Management: December 2015
  • Configuration Management: December 2016

BAE Systems Naval Ships will use FWI as one of the key business transformation activities for the Type 26 programme with the main objective of improving the built-in quality of the BoM by integrating CAD and PLM applications and processes.

As a result of this contract, 250 licences of FWI have been installed. Other services delivered by SENER include training, customisation and on-site technical assistance.

SENER general manager of marine business unit Rafael De Góngora said: "This is a significant win for SENER and recognises our continued effort in improving integration of FORAN with PLM Systems, a strategic development for Naval Shipbuilding markets."

BAE Naval Ships engineering manager (iPLM) Thomas McLaughlin said: "One of the key factors for the success of the integration is the COTS software approach and the close collaboration between BAE, PTC and SENER.

"With this new capability, we will be able to significantly improve the alignment, control and quality of the BoM through our Foran and Windchill applications."