Damen Shipyard Group, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding companies, has implemented Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform for its Yachting division. From September 2020, Damen Yachting will be applying the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to certain designs within its Amels Limited Editions range of superyachts for basic engineering, detailed engineering and manufacturing preparation.
Damen Yachting has built more than 100 Amels superyachts, SeaXplorer luxury expedition yachts and Yacht Support vessels. With a view to increasing its innovative design capacity as well as the performance and quality of these highly complex ships, Damen Yachting has opted to implement the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, replacing its legacy design, engineering and simulation software. As part of the implementation, Damen Yachting will use the “Designed For Sea,” “On Time To Sea” and “Optimized Production For Sea” industry solution experiences based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. In doing so, Damen Yachting will benefit from being able to optimize its business processes, facilitate collaboration between all employees and partners, and reduce development time and costs thanks to modularity and reuse.
Damen Yachting is going to create one integrated model for each new ship, which will provide the ‘single source of truth’ for all stakeholders. This enables the company to realise complex projects in a shorter period, due to a better integration of CAD and PLM, easy reuse of standards and proven designs, and improved subcontractor involvement. As the vessel models are developed on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, the company can extend its collaboration with suppliers and customers, while the data integrity and IP-protection are guaranteed.
Damen Shipyard Group became a new customer of Dassault Systèmes in 2016. Since then, it has extended its usage of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform for design and engineering, information management and collaboration as part of its focus on design optimization as well as more sustainable production methods and ways of working. The Naval division is set to become the following division within the Damen Shipyard Group to implement the 3DEXPERIENCE platform whilst the Group investigates future rollouts to other business units as part of its business transformation.
For more information on Dassault Systèmes’ industry solution experiences for Marine & Offshore: https://www.3ds.com/industries/marine-offshore