As a result of the increased pressure to reduce cost and delivery times of modern ships and submarines, many shipyards are revising their processes and toolsets to optimise the management of sister ships.
FORAN has been devised and developed for the design, engineering and production of all types of ships and other floating units and comprises the disciplines of forms definition, naval architecture, steel structure, machinery and outfitting, electrical, accommodation, from conceptual design to detail engineering.
FORAN is developed and maintained by SENER Ingeniera y Sistemas SA, the largest private and independent engineering company in Spain, with more than 45 years of experience in ship design, which ensures that the final product is truly an effective tool with a single objective: to design and build ships faster, better and cheaper.
FORAN – SHIP DESIGN, ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION SOFTWARE
FORAN is a fundamental tool to reduce costs and to improve the productivity in the design and construction of vessels. The system is applicable to all types of ship, regardless of their size, and can be fully customised to the particular requirements of each user.
OVERALL PRODUCTIVITY IS SUBSTANTIALLY IMPROVED BY FORAN
With better information and controls, production benefits significantly from less rework, reduction of scrap and margins, fewer instances of material shortages and added costs of delays and disruptions. The production quality improves significantly, while the construction hours and the material costs decrease.
INCREASE ENGINEERING CAPACITY AND DELIVER HIGH QUALITY INFORMATION FOR WORKSHOPS
The technical department attains increased engineering capacity and delivers high quality information for workshops thanks to: The application of concurrent engineering practices The overlapping of class and detail designs The automatic generation of customised production information The availability to perform and control design modifications.
REDUCE DESIGN CYCLE TIME FOR THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF CONCURRENT ENGINEERING
One of the most important advantages of FORAN is the integration of the entire range of design disciplines in a common product model database. This, combined with the seamless continuity between the basic and the detail stages of the design and the homogeneous development of all its packages, makes possible the highest level of concurrent engineering.
FLEXIBLE AND PROGRESSIVE IMPLEMENTATION
FORAN offers maximum adaptability, providing shipyards of any size and organisation with customised solutions for the design and production of all types of ship. In addition, its modular structure permits a flexible and progressive implementation.
EASIER TO LEARN, IMPLEMENT AND OPERATE
With a friendly 3D graphical user environment, FORAN is very easy to learn, implement and operate. The users concentrate their effort on the design, not on computer issues, which maximises the efficiency of the designers.
REDUCING BOTH THE TIME AND THE COST OF BUILDING SHIPS
As a consequence of its open database structure, FORAN greatly facilitates the transfer of information between technical and corporate information systems, ensuring the highest connectivity of the system with the management areas of the shipyard.
EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY
FORAN has a very competitive pricing tier, offering good value and flexible licensing levels.
FULL ENGINEERING AND DESIGN SUPPORT
With vast experience of more than 40 years in the design of a wide variety of ships, either new buildings or conversions, SENER renders engineering services to shipyards, shipowners, and national and local administrations.
Engineering and technology group SENER has appointed Jorge Sendagorta Cudós to be the head of Engineering and Construction.
SENER is putting the components of the Noor Ouarzazate III solar thermal power plant into operation on a multi-phase basis.
Jorge Unda has been selected as CEO for SENER, replacing Jorge Sendagorta, who previously combined the positions of president and CEO.
SENER has announced that two container vessels designed by the Chinese company CIMC ORIC that are part of a series designed with SENER’s FORAN System are already in operation.
SENER is due to introduce its latest ship projects at the 2018 Asia Pacific Maritime Exhibition in Singapore between 14-16 March.
SENER is exhibiting at Satellite 2018, which is due to take place in Washington, US, between 12-15 March.
SENER and ACCIONA Industrial have connected the 100MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant to the 132kV ESKOM Distribution line on 23 February.
SENER has appointed Mercedes Sierra as its CEO in the US.
Beckman Coulter Diagnostics and NTE-SENER have revealed that they will be launching the DxM 6100 Autoplak Advanced System in Europe. The fully contained automation solution boosts laboratory productivity, workflow flexibility and testing quality.
SENER and the Port of Seville have begun working on digitalising the navigable waterway, which will allow the implementation of the European RIS Standard for an IT-based optimisation of navigation on the Guadalquivir.
SENER carried out two technical seminars discussing the FORAN system between 29 January and 1 February at the Croatian universities of Split and Rijeka.
SENER has contributed to the optimisation of the noise abatement measures for the Irizar i8 bus model of the bus and coach manufacturer Irizar.
SENER and China-based Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (QNLM) have signed a contract involving the implementation of SENER’s state-of-the-art smart shipbuilding system, FORAN.
SENER recently signed a deal to install its FORAN marine design and construction system at the Servicios Industriales de la Marina (SIMA) in Callao, Peru.
The engineering and technology group SENER has organised the ninth edition of FGROUP, which brings together the main users of SENER’s shipbuilding and design system, FORAN.
ENCE Energía y Celulosa has signed a contract with engineering and technology group SENER to build a new low-emission biomass electricity generation plant in its energy complex in Huelva, Spain.
US-based Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) will use SENER’s FORAN shipbuilding CAD/CAM/CAE system to build the new class of US Coast Guard ships.
SENER has upgraded its FORAN system with its Shipyard 4.0 Digitalization Strategy. The upgraded system was launched in October.
Engineering and technology group, SENER, has participated in the Kormarine International Marine Exhibition, which took place in Busan, South Korea, from 24-27 October.
SENER engineering and technology group and its subsidiaries in South Korea and China are exhibiting at the 18th International Conference on Computer Applications in Shipbuilding (ICCAS).
SENER has been awarded 'The European' reward for the best infrastructure and transport company.
Joint venture partners (JV), SENER and Babcock, have presented the fourth upgraded Agusta Bell 212 (AB212) to the Spanish Ministry of Defense.
SENER's engineering and technology group has been presented with the Innovation Award for its project on the Management of Ship and Submarine Series using the FORAN system.
SENER (Shanghai) Systems Co Ltd has taken part in the 5th China Fishery Ship Equipment Technology and Purchase Summit, which was held in Guangzhou, China, on 7 July.
Leading naval company SENER has taken part in Nor-Shipping 2017, between 30 May and 2 June in Oslo, Norway.
The SENER engineering and technology group is participating in the Euclid mission run by the European Space Agency (ESA) to study the expansion of the universe.
The SENER (Shanghai) Systems Co office has signed an agreement to authorise the use of its FORAN system by the Register of Fishing Vessels of Hebei Province (RFVHB), in China.
SENER is taking part in the 8th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC) for the first time.
The SENER engineering and technology group has signed a partnership agreement with the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Rijeka, Croatia, and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Naval Architecture at the University of Split, Croatia, for the use of the FORAN system at their facilities.
SENER has signed a contract with Brazillian shipyard Bertolini Construção Naval da Amazônia Ltda (BECONAL), providing it with a licence to use its marine design and construction system, FORAN, a CAD/CAM/CAE software programme for the design and production of all kinds of ships and vessels.
SENER with an Innovative Modularisation concept at the CRAFERIC 2017 Cruises and Ferries International Conference
SENER, the engineering and technology group, will take part in the Cruises and Ferries International Conference (CRAFERIC 2017), from 22 to 24 February in Madrid.
SENER main projects will be showcased at the forthcoming edition of the Middle East Rail trade fair, which SENER will be attending for the fourth time.
The SENER engineering and technology group is taking part in the e.Deorbit mission, part of the ESA's (European Space Agency) 'Clean Space' initiative, aimed at capturing space debris.
The SENER engineering and technology group took active part in the Hydrogen and Industry conference, in the assembly hall of the Official Association of Industrial Engineers of Biscay (COIIB by its Spanish initials) in Bilbao, on February 16. SENER has shown a presentation based on its experience in the design of bunkering vessels for liquefied gases.
NOORo II Installs the Final SENERtrough®-2 Collector to Complete the Construction of its Solar Field
The SENER engineering and technology group is part of a consortium delivering the turnkey construction of three thermosolar facilities: NOORo I (already in commercial operation), NOORo II and NOORo III
The SENER engineering and technology group will be at the LNG Bunkering Summit 2017 to present its revolutionary design for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel.
SENER engineering and technology group has received the 11th Masterinstal Award in the Energy Efficiency and Energy Management category, for a power cogeneration project developed jointly with GTEL and Siemens for the Brazilian industry.
An ENGIE-led consortium with partners, SENER and ACCIONA, held a ground-breaking ceremony for their Kathu Solar Park in the town of Kathu, Northern Cape Province, brought together local officials, guests and the project's South African partners.
SENER-INAER Temporary Joint Venture Attains Technical Certification from INTA for Spanish Navy’s AB-212 Programme
The temporary joint venture formed by companies SENER and INAER has received technical certificate no. 003/16 from the INTA (the Spanish National Institute for Aerospace Technology) as part of the project for extending the lifespan of AB-212 helicopters for the Spanish Navy.
Sener engineering and technology group announced at the UK Farnborough International Airshow the recent award by the European Space Agency (ESA) for the development of the medium-gain antenna for the JUICE mission.
The regasification plant in Dunkirk, France, a turnkey project carried out by TS LNG, a consortium comprising Techint Engineering & Construction and Sener engineering and technology group, received its first LNG carrier in the morning of 8 July, initiating the installation's commissioning phase.
The SENER engineering and technology group is the Data & Diagnostics Subsystem (DDS), including the data management unit (DMU) of the European payload, for the LISA Pathfinder mission.
The Sener engineering and technology group has launched a new website, under the domain www.engineeringandconstruction.sener, which provides information on the group's main activities, news and projects in the engineering and construction area.
The SENER engineering and technology group is present in Copernicus, the European Earth observation programme led by the European Commission in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA). In particular, SENER provides technology in the Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2, Sentinel-3 and Sentinel-5 programmes.
The consortium formed by the engineering and technology group Sener and Acciona, and led by global infrastructure and renewable energy leader Acciona, has started the turnkey construction of the Kathu Solar Park Complex, after signing the contract with the consortium that owns the project, led by ENGIE, for more than €500m.
The SENER Engineering and Technology group has appointed José Olaso, previously General Manager of procurement and construction, as its new General Manager of power, oil and gas.
The SENER engineering and technology group is participating in ExoMars, a European Space Agency (ESA) programme that includes two missions: ExoMars 2016, consisting of an orbiter and a descent module that will land on Mars, and ExoMars 2018, which will put an exploration rover on the Red Planet's surface.
The engineering and technology group SENER has appointed Manuel Jiménez as Financial and Administrative Director of SENER's engineering and construction division, replacing José Luis Anzola, who has held the position of Corporate Chief Financial Officer of the SENER Group since 2015.
SENER Signs Contracts to Develop New Mechanism for Phase C and Phase D of Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3
The SENER engineering and technology group has signed new contracts for the Phase C and Phase D of the Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 satellites.
The SENER engineering and technology group was again a participant at the annual congress organised by the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE).
One of the primary objectives for the Sentinel-3 mission, part of the Copernicus European Earth observation programme, an initiative led by the European Commission in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), is to determine land-surface temperature with high-end accuracy and reliability.
The engineering and technology group SENER led the construction consortium on a turnkey project for YPFB, and participated in the inauguration ceremony, presided over by Evo Morales, president of the plurinational state of Bolivia.
On 4 February, the inauguration of the thermosolar plant NOORo I took place in Ouarzazate, within the NOORo solar complex, which, once completed, will be the largest on the planet.
Sener technology and engineering group, a world reference in the marine field, organised its first Foran Day in Singapore with a great welcome of actors of shipbuilding industry in the region.
Sener engineering and technology group took an active part in the World Maritime Technology Conference 2015, the annual congress organised by the US association of naval architects (SNAME), which groups most areas within the maritime industry.
Based in Panama City, Florida, Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) launches the Harvey Sub-Sea on 6 November.
SENER has participated in INMEX SMM India, which concluded recently. INMEX SMM INDIA is South Asia's largest maritime event held in September 2015 from 23 to 25 in Mumbai, India.
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.
SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas SA has recently launched the new version of its marine CAD / CAM system, the FORAN V80, which incorporates new capabilities to cope with the most stringent demands from the marine shipbuilding, civil, offshore, and naval industries.
FORAN has been chosen by state-owned company PERTAMINA to review the design of their future oil product carrier ships, under construction in a shipyard with the FORAN System.
The engineering and technology group SENER ended 2014 with a turnover of 1,315.7 billion Euros; an increase of 8.02% over the previous year.
The 'FORAN new modules, new functions and FEM-Link (Hypermesh) Seminar' was held on 23 April in Wuhan.
The engineering and technology group SENER has celebrated the inauguration of its facilities in Manchester, the Group's base for its engineering and construction area in the United Kingdom, which have been fully operational since 2014.
The current most important FORAN user in China, Wuhan Ship Development and Design Institute (WSDDI), has extended the FORAN contract with SENER.
For the third consecutive year, SENER has participated in the 2015 edition of the ASNE Day, the yearly Congress and Exhibition.
FORAN has been used by the naval architecture firm Robert Allan Ltd in the review of the production design of 6,000 HP shallow draft pushboats, to be built in Erin Shipyard in Manaus, Brazil.
SENER once again took part in the annual Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) convention in the US.
FORAN has been the shipbuilding CAD/CAM system in the design and production of the Stril Luna vessel, built by Astilleros Gondán and delivered to the Norwegian shipowner Simon Møkster Shipping.
Busan-based Unique Design and Intellectual Networks Engineering (UDIN) has recently entered into agreement with SENER Korea Engineering and Systems (SKES) for the permanent license of the FORAN System and related technical assistance.
The engineering and technology group SENER has opened an engineering and construction division in Manchester to reinforce its presence in the UK.
HMS Queen Elizabeth has been floated out of the Babcock dock in Rosyth, UK.
The 2014 SMM exhibtion took place from 9 to 12 September in Hamburg, Austria.
The keel of the 1,200 passenger vessel designed by the engineering and technology group SENER was recently laid in Factory No. 2 of POSCO PLANTEC, in Ulsan, South Korea.
SENER has released the new FORAN V70R3.0 software.
The eighth FORAN Users Meeting (FORUM 2014) took place from 11 - 13 June 2014 in the Parador de la Granja, Segovia.
Alekseev Hydrofoil Central Design Bureau (Alekseev HCDB) has signed an agreement with SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas (SENER) for the license to use the FORAN CAD/CAM System, developed by SENER.
SENER participated in the annual COMPIT event this year from 12 - 14 May 2014 in Redworth, UK.
The shipyard Armón Vigo has delivered an oceanographic and fishing ship SENER supervised engineering works on to the Mexico National Fisheries Institute (INAPESCA).
SENER participated in ASNE Day, the annual congress and exhibition held by the American Society of Naval Engineers, which took place from 19 to 21 February 2014 in Arlington, Virginia.
SENER has announced the eighth edition of the FORUM (FORAN Users Meeting), that will take place from 11 to 13 of June 2014 at 'Parador de la Granja de San Ildefonso' located in Segovia, Spain.
Aliança Shipyard has acquired FORAN 3D Viewers for project control, construction and maintenance tasks.
On 4 December, during the Marintec 2013 international exhibition held at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre, the Academic License Agreement between SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas SA (SIS) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) was signed.
Engineering and technology group SENER has received the 2013 Technology and Innovation Award from the Spanish marine engineering trade association Clúster Marítimo Español.
FORAN in the oceanographic and fisheries research vessel “Cabo de Hornos”, built by Chilean Shipyard ASMAR
FORAN's CAD/CAM system has been used by the Chilean shipyard ASMAR in the development of an Oceanographic and Fisheries Research Vessel, a state-of-the-art design built for worldwide oceanographic and fishing service and geological research.
SENER attended the last SNAME (Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in the US) annual meeting from 6 - 8 November 2013. This time Bellevue was the city for the venue, situated close to Seattle in Washington.
SENER and POSCO PLANTEC (part of the South Korean group POSCO Family) have signed a contract for the design of a 1,200 passenger vessel in Madrid on 13 June 2013.
The eighth edition of the FGROUP (FORAN Reference Group) meeting took place in SENER offices in Tres Cantos, on the 17 - 18 October 2013.
Stasiun Teknik, a maritime engineering company based in a newly created design office from Batam (Riau, Indonesia), has selected FORAN as their main design tool for marine consultancy.
Héctor Martínez has been appointed commercial director of SENER's Marine Strategic Business Unit in Mexico, in addition to his responsibility as commercial director of the Aerospace Strategic Business Unit in the same division.
With ten delegates, from its marine business unit and its subsidiaries in South Korea, Japan and China, six papers about the FORAN System, an open stand in the exhibition area and an audiovisual presentation, SENER has been one of the most active companies in the 16th International Conference on Computer Applications in Shipbuilding (ICCAS) from 24 to 26 of September in Busan.
The naval architecture and marine engineering consultant STX Canada Marine (STXM), has signed a contract with Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas, S.A. (SENER) for the license to use the FORAN CAD/CAM System.
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, (Eastern) has entered into an agreement with the Spanish company SENER for the license to use the FORAN CAD / CAM System, developed by SENER, in their shipbuilding activities. With this, Eastern has taken the steps to enlarge a ship design office at its shipyards in Panama City, Florida, US.
The engineering and technology group SENER will showcase their products at the DSEI exhibit, the world's largest defense and security event, which is held from 10-13 September 2013 at the ExCeL convention centre in London.
The engineering and technology group SENER will present at DSEI 3013 new developments and projects in the naval sector and the defense sector.
SENER was the winning bidder for the 'turnkey' project for the second Virtual Design Center (VDC) for Navantia, this time for its factory in Ferrol.
Rafael Martínez-Abarca has been appointed operations manager of the Marine Strategic Business Unit (MaSBU) of SENER, an engineering and technology group that has a workforce of about 5,500 professionals and offices in four continents.
SENER has taken part, once again, in COMPIT, the international conference on computer applications and information technology in the maritime industries, which takes place every year in Europe. This edition took place on 14-17 April in Cortona, Tuscany, in Italy.
Rafael de Góngora Escrivá de Romaní has been appointed head of SENER's marine engineering strategic business unit (MaSBU) and director of the company's department of engineering and marine systems.
SENER is pleased to announce it participated in the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Day 2013, on 20-22 February in Washington, DC, in the US.
Following a strong strategy for innovation, last 30th of November SENER launched its newest V70R2.0 FORAN release.
Navgathi Marine Design and Constructions has signed a contract with SENER for the use of FORAN in their design and shipbuilding activities in the town of Kochi, India.
SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas, S.A. has undertaken new structural calculations on the helideck of the Alba Floating Storage Unit (FSU), located in the Alba field, some 130 nautical miles northeast from Aberdeen.
Once again, SENER took active part in SMM Hamburg, the most important exhibition in the marine field that takes place every two years in September.
With a strategy focused in innovation, SENER is going ahead in the Virtual Reality (VR) applications for shipbuilding.
SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas and Guangzhou Marine Engineering Corporation (GUMECO) have recently signed a contract for the right to use the FORAN system in GUMECO's facilities.
Oakwell Shipyard Co, part of the Oakwell Group Company, has recently started operations in its shipyard facilities at Sattahip, Thailand.
SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas, and Guangdong Yuexin Ocean Engineering (GYOE) - formerly Yuexin Shipbuilding - have signed an agreement for the implementation of the FORAN CAD/CAM System in the Chinese shipyard.
With the memories of the 7th FORAN Users Meeting (FORUM) still vivid in our mind, the chronicle of the event evolves from a mere technical session to a warm and friendly meeting of people that share the benefits of running the same CAD/CAM technology.
The SENER Group's economic performance in 2011 has translated into operating revenue that increased by 8.8%, from €1.066bn in 2010 to €1.160bn in 2011.
Sener has released a magazine, highlighting its 25 years in the space, astronomy and healthcare industries.
Just three months from its establishment, SENER Korea Engineering and Systems (SKES) has won its first contract, a license agreement with KR Engineering (KRE) for the use of FORAN, SENER's 3D-model based software for ship design and production.
FORAN has been the CAD/CAM software selected for the entire design of the vessel Spring Aeolian, an 83,000DWT bulkcarrier considered the largest deadweight and cargo hold capacity Panamax bulkcarrier in the world.
SENER was the winning bidder of the new turn-key project, the virtual reality (VR) room for the Navantia Factory in Cartagena.
FORAN was the CAD/CAM programme used by Drydocks World, Dubai, in the development of the engineering of the new jack-up barge crane, SEP - SAMRAT.
The contract for the joint design of a pelagic and bottom stern trawler was signed between SENER, China Ship Development and Design Center (CSDDC) and China Shipbuilding and Offshore International (CSOC) in Shanghai on 1 December 2011.
The workshop, held on 15 November in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, was part of the Hispanic-Norwegian maritime technology and renewable energy offshore seminar and meetings between Norwegian and Spanish companies.
SENER has been hired by Murueta Shipyard to create a global finite elements model of two sectional dredgers that are 1,500m³ and 2,600m³.
The Spanish engineering company Seaplace has recently acquired new licenses of the CAD/CAM FORAN System, to be used in its marine projects.
SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas is one of the companies participating in the CENIT-E OCEAN LIDER Project, led by Iberdrola.
The Chilean shipyard Astilleros y Maestranzas de la Armada (ASMAR) and SENER have signed an agreement for the reactivation of the licenses of FORAN that were deactivated after the earthquake and tsunami of February 2010, with devastating consequences in the shipyard in Talcahuano. The
SENER has set up a new office in Busan to provide improved sales and technical support to its FORAN customer base in South Korea and neighbouring countries. Located at the Centum IS Tower, a landmark building in Busan's prosperous beachside Haeundae district, the new SENER office is staffed by an
SENER and China Ship Development and Design Center (CSDDC) have signed a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the shipbuilding CAD/CAM FORAN system in CSDDC and for a collaboration in ship design and engineering activities, and other marine related works. The agreement
As a world reference in the shipbuilding industry, SENER took active part in the recent edition of Norshipping 2011 in Oslo, from 24-27 May, with a stand in the Spanish pavilion. The new revolutionary version of the CAD/CAM FORAN V70, launched by SENER in November last year, was presented during
After more than 13 years of successful and intensive use of FORAN, Severnoye Design Bureau has reached an agreement with Sener for the extension and reconfiguration of the number of permanent licenses in order to fit their new project demands. Severnoye Design Bureau, a leading company
SENER, a world reference company in renewable energies, takes part in the ICOE 2010 on 6-8 October 2010 at the BEC! Bilbao Exhibition Centre, in Bilbao, Spain, with some of the company’s main projects. Ocean energy projects such as BIMEP, EMERGE and OCEAN LIDER will be shown at the even
FORAN has been the CAD/CAM system used for the engineering of the Acergy Havila Project, a new diving support vessel (DSV) built after the agreement between Acergy and Havila Shipping. As there were many companies involved in the project, different subcontractors have acquired the new FCM module,
SENER is developing an engineering project for the contract awarded by Union Naval Valencia (UNV) for a new series of tugs for the Antwerp Port, after the contract was put out to tender. Union Naval Valencia is a member or Boluda Shipyards, from Boluda Corporacion Maritima. SENER took an active p
SENER has entered into a co-operation agreement with the Harbin Engineering University (HEU) in China, to provide FORAN licenses to the Digital Shipbuilding Laboratory of the University, for educational and research purpose. Thanks to the agreement, a FORAN Technical Support Centre has been set u
From May 12th to 14th 2010, some users experience in FORAN and innovations and future developments of the System were shown in Seville, during the VI FORAN Users Meeting. Over 100 delegates from 15 countries had the opportunity to exchange impressions about the software in the unique atmosphere o
Spanish ship design and engineering consultant SENER is participating in the management of the OpenHCM (Hull Condition Monitoring) Consortium, an initiative to increase ship safety through the transparent electronic processing of condition assessment data for the in-service operation of ships and
SENER Awarded Engineering Contract to Repair and Modernise the Argentinian Navy’s Icebreaker “Almirante Irizar”
In October 2009 the contract came into effect for SENER to carry out the engineering work and provide technical assistance in repairing and modernising the icebreaker Almirante Irizar (RHAI) following the fire it suffered in April 2007. The scope of the contract includes engineering the stripping
SENER, following a strategy of technological innovation and with the desire to strengthen the communication with its clients, announces that the next FORAN users meeting will take place in May 2010, from the 12th to the 14th. The VI FORUM ("FORAN Users Meeting") will be held at Hotel “Hacienda La
Needham, MA, US and Madrid, Spain — The Product Development Company® (PTC; Nasdaq: PMTC), and Sener today announced plans to strengthen their alliance to deliver an integration between Sener's FORAN system and PTC's Windchil
The Spanish company Iberdrola Renovables and SENER, Ingenieria y Sistemas, have signed an agreement for the active participation of SENER in the R&D concerning floating wind turbine supports, moored over deep waters -more than 50m depth. The project, named as Proyecto Emerge, has been promote
The Italian engineering company GP Service S.R.L. has entered into an agreement with the Spanish Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A. for the license to use the FORAN CAD/CAM System in their ship design activities in Italy. The agreement includes the implementation of the complete FORA
SENER has developed the detail engineering of hull structure and outfitting for the escort tug that will be built at Union Naval Valencia (UNV) Shipyard. The tug belongs to a series of four, two for the ship-owner Moran Towing Corporation and the other two for Costa Azul. The scope of the project
SENER Ingenieria y Sistemas SA has opened a new office in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. This new office is located in the Gulf Business Centre district of downtown Abu Dhabi and will be SENER's local headquarters to develop projects in the power and process sector, the civil engineering
The EU-funded condition assessment system (CAS) project, led by Bureau Veritas (BV) and in which Sener was a major player, had the purpose of cutting the time and costs to process thickness studies of the structure of a ship in operation, taking advantage of the ship 3D model previously created i
From 10-12 May, SENER participated in the eighth edition of the international conference on computer applications and information technology in the maritime industries (COMPIT), one of the main annual international events for the shipbuilding industry. Budapest was the venue for the 2009 edition.
At the beginning of January, Sener signed a contract to develop the detail engineering for outfitting of the first large aluminium yacht built in the new Vulkan Shipyard, which is focused on large aluminium or steel luxury yachts. The scope of the project includes the development of the detail en
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 centr
SENER has strengthened its presence in Brazil and Chile, increasing FORAN system licences and signing new agreements with different organisations. The Brazilian Navy has contracted an increase in FORAN licences in the structure, outfitting, electrical, build strategy and drafting disci
The Spanish company SENER has recently launched the new CAD/CAM marine system FORAN release V60R3.0, with new developments in all disciplines that considerably improve performance during the ship design process. Asynchronous replication The V60R3.0 release allows the
The fifth FORAN Users Meeting (V FORUM) which recently took place in Oviedo from the 11th to 13th June, was a great success both from the organisational side and from the enthusiastic reception by the attendees from all parts of the world. This success was backed up by the high level of attendanc
Severnoye Design Bureau Federal State Unitary Enterprise Has Extended the number of FORAN permanent licenses.
After more than10 years of successfully and intensive use of FORAN, SEVERNOYE DESIGN BUREAU has reached an agreement with SENER for the extension and reconfiguration of the number of permanent licenses in order to fit their new project demands. The Severnoye Design Bureau, a leading co
Shanghai – AKRON (China) Group has decided to use FORAN as their main ship design system after a careful selection process that has lasted more than two years. AKRON is the first commercial FORAN user in China. "FORAN is a technical leading shipbuilding software system, and
AKRON (China) Group has decided to use FORAN as their main ship design system after a careful selection process that has lasted more than two years. AKRON is the first commercial FORAN user in China. "FORAN is a technical leading shipbuilding software system, and is widely accepted by
SENER, together with Navantia and others partners, were present at the presentation of the Intership Project results to the European Commission (EC) and the medium and small companies of the marine industry. The sessions took place during the last December in Delft (Holland). In additio
The Spanish company Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas has closed a contract with UK-based BAE Systems PLC for the licence to use the FORAN CAD/CAM System in their shipbuilding activities. According to the contract, FORAN can be implemented in any BAE Systems Group company, any member of the Aircraft Ca
Drydocks World, a subsidiary of Dubai World is a leading and expanding international player in ship repair, conversion, new building and other marine related activities. Those in the Group at present include Drydocks World – Dubai, which is an amalgamation of Dubai Drydocks and Jadaf Dubai; Plati
Aker Yards has entered into a contract with the Spanish company Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas for the implementation of FORAN systems across the group's shipbuilding organisation. The contract was signed by Mr. Jørgen Berg (IT vice-president) on behalf of Aker Yards, and by Luis Ga
ABG Shipyard Enters Into Agreement with Sener Ingeniería Y Sistemas for a Permanent License for the FORAN CAD / CAM System
ABG Shipyard has entered into an agreement with the Spanish company Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas for a permanent license to use the FORAN CAD / CAM system. During the early part of 2006 ABG personnel received on-site training in the hull and piping disciplines of the FORAN system. This
The new FORAN release, V60R1.1, includes a complete HVAC 3D design application for the definition and management of HVAC 3D diagrams, featuring pressure-loss calculations, HVAC ducts for dimensioning and balancing, fan-dimensioning (pressure and flow), faster ducts, 3D-modelling from HVAC diagram
Acting on behalf of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance (ACA), UK-based BAE Systems Marine Limited, has closed a contract with the Spanish company Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A., for the licence to use the FORAN system in the development of the Stage 1 (system design) of the CVF project (UK Royal Nav
Japan's Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. has entered into an agreement with the Spanish company Sener Ingenieria y Sistemas S.A. for the permanent license to use the FORAN CAD/CAM System, a fundamental tool for the reduction of costs and the improvement of productivity in ship design and product
SENER will present an exclusive preview of 'FORAN Version 60' at NORSHIPPING. In brief some of the major breakthroughs of this version are: A revolutionary way to define internal hull structure New module with interactive 3D environment and innovative metho