FORAN Used in Ship of the Year-Nominated Acergy Havila Project

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, which is a FORAN solution developed by SENER for visualization and checking purposes.

The Acergy Havila Project will be the state-of-the art DSV specifically designed for efficient diving operations in the harshest environments. The vessel will have a length of 120m, 23m of beam and will be fitted with a 250t crane. Classified by DNV (Det Norske Veritas), the Acergy Havila will have high transit speed, an ice-class hull, class-3 dynamic positioning and be in compliance with the most demanding maritime and environmental regulations worldwide. The ship has been nominated for the Ship of the Year Award in Norway 2010.

HAVYARD Steelcad has been the company that has developed the 3D engineering of the Acergy Havila Project, using FORAN. The company has a great experience in the use of FORAN, which was implemented in 1997. Other companies have now acquired the FCM module of FORAN for this Project: HAVYARD Design, which managed the ship design, the shipyard Havyard Leirvik, the operator and owner Acergy, the subcontractor for diving aspects Draeger Safety and the subcontractor Richter Rhorleitungsbau.

The FORAN FCM module is a tool for reading and querying 3D scenes or models defined in FORAN. Reading operation can be carried out either via online access to the database or through other specific files. The module also allows to import and export in different formats and, among others, can perform the following tasks: commands to obtain points coordinates and distances, access to all points of the 3D model, functions to query the model, Calculation of coordinates, weight and center of gravity, easy visualization options by using clipping planes, options to apply transparencies to the objects in the scene.

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