Zamil Offshore Services has entered into an agreement with Spanish company Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas SA for the permanent licence to use the Foran CAD/CAM system in their shipbuilding activities. With the move Zamil Offshore Services has taken steps towards establishing a ship design centre at its shipyard in Damman, Saudi Arabia.

The agreement includes the implementation of the complete Foran system, which includes forms generation and naval architecture, hull structure, outfitting, electrical and advanced design and drafting. Zamil personnel received on-site training in all aspects of the Foran system during the last part of 2008. Zamil is now in a position to cover the total process of design for ships and the design centre will soon be fully operative.

Zamil shipbuilding will use the Foran system as a strategic business application for support and further improvement of the ship design, construction and integration activities at its shipbuilding site in Saudi Arabia.

With this new licence agreement, Sener has continued towards making Foran a major player in the field of ship design and production software in the Middle East.