Recently we established a partnership with CorPower Ocean to supply detail design engineering and production information services for a Floating Hub Facility an integrating part of a Wave Energy Converter (WEC) concept.
This concept developed by CorPower Ocean, brings to market, a new class of high efficiency Wave Energy Converters (WECs) enabling robust and cost-effective harvesting of electricity from ocean waves.
More information about the Concept here.
During our recent presence at Europort 2019, we had the opportunity to visit the Holland Shipyards Group and establish a new partnership for the provision of shipbuilding engineering services.
Holland Shipyards specialises in a wide variety of products and services, varying from offshore support vessels, such as anchor handlers, crew tenders and tugs, to offshore accommodation vessels and modules…
More information about Holland Shipyards Group
Shipbuilding is constantly evolving. Connecting with other leaders in the industry is one of the best ways to see how common problems are being solved across shipbuilding.
This October, we gathered dozens of shipbuilding experts from across the industry for the SSI Conference 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. We asked them to share their insights and experiences on the challenges affecting shipbuilders most today.
If you missed our conference, don’t worry, we’ve turned all that shipbuilding knowledge into a virtual conference, available to you free of charge.
You can expect insights from shipbuilding leaders on:
- Solving tough shipbuilding challenges.
- The realities of the shipbuilding industry.
- Day-to-day technical hurdles.
- The future of shipbuilding.
- Everything in between.
With 40+ bite-sized, easy to implement, actionable presentations and over 500 minutes of content, there is something for every shipbuilder.
From 5-8 November, 2019, VERA NAVIS, will be exhibiting at Europort 2019, in Rotterdam Ahoy.
Europort, organised in the world port city of Rotterdam, will be the leading exhibition for special purpose vessels. Europort is the business hub for the maritime sector, as the event focuses on specialised ships and the smart solutions which drive success. With 27,000 professional visitors and 1,100 exhibiting companies Europort belongs to the world’s leading maritime meeting places.
If you need to register for free for the exhibition you can follow this link: REGISTER
Find us at Booth 6012 in Hall 6.
More info: Europort Website
The wellboat, which has a length of 69.96 meters and a width of 17.80 meters, is the ship’s new build number 199 and is built according to the yard’s own design type AAS 2502 ST.
“Ronja Explorer” was built based on a completely new design, specially adapted for the transport of smolt and post-smolt to areas that can be difficult to access.
Vera Navis is proud to be a trusted supplier for Aas Mek. Verksted As and had the opportunity to develop the Structural Detail Design and Systems Detail Design for this live fish boat, using ShipConstructor.
Thursday, Oct 10th 2019 – Local: Casa da Cultura – Teatro Stephens – Marinha Grande, Portugal.
Vera Navis will be present at TERADAY 2019 to listen and learn about Innovation and Digital Transformation across different industries in Portugal and Spain. Moreover, Eng. Tiago Fernandes will have the opportunity to present some of the work Vera Navis is currently developing in Advanced Engineering Simulation for Shipbuilding Industry.
Tiago Fernandes studied Aerospace Engineer and guided his professional experience to computational tools and expertise within multidisciplinary engineer projects. With participation in projects for individual or complex assembly structural assessment, computational fluid dynamics to evaluate pressure, temperature and other relevant variables and projects in data analysis and machine learning techniques, the accumulated expertise allows a broad point of view in each day-to-day engineering problem.
After four years working as a consultant for multiple industries like automotive, aerospace, naval and heavy industries, arose the opportunity to embrace a naval engineering career making use of all previous expertise and complement it by learning the necessary set of skills and knowledge to address both project and construction of a vessel. He is currently working as a Project Manager at Vera Navis, ensuring that all production information comply with client tight schedule and ongoing improvements/decisions as well as the constant technological challenges.
This year we renew with holding a plenary Conference on European soil, open as always to all who bear interest in the world of ShipConstructor and related fields. Alternating with the biannual SSI Conference held in North America, hosting a Conference in Europe allows extending the program’s scope to include the somewhat different requirements and cater to the specificities of all our prospects and customers, worldwide. Geographical and cultural differences exist and, while the SSI product range effortlessly bridges them, dedicated presentations and discussions are in order. In fact, to attend both Conferences provides the comprehensive overview so useful in breaking off from legacy and exploiting the SSI product range optimally.
Loosely stated, the SSI Conference 2019 theme is to enhance productivity and increase ROI, topics dear to all. And, perhaps just as unclear to many, to achieve these goals is far easier than most will surmise. After 35+ years in this industry and in this business we continue to witness on a daily basis a litany of missed opportunities. The culprit, more often than not, is the under-use of existing tools brought about by the don’t’ have time to improve syndrome, easily rephrased as i am so busy putting out fires that i cannot take the time to stop starting new ones. Hence the theme of the Conference.
Moreover, we are all witness to and sometimes self-imposed victims of change but, even more so, too often spectators of technological evolution. Then, a competitor who progresses even in just one area will easily take the lead.
SSI coined the Synchronised Shipyard label and first presented it at ICCAS 2015, on which occasion the definition-based model was also introduced. LEAN and AGILE were already part of SSI’s DNA by then, following the birth of the EnterprisePlatform in 2011. All in all, the industry was presented with a disruptive shift in the explanatory paradigm which, perhaps unfortunately for the industry, remains such to this day. It is thanks to those firsts that today the ShipConstructor world is so easily connected to the other cogs and wheels in the ship design and building mechanisms, regardless of their complexity and scope. Several fellow major players in the industry have synchronised with SSI and, as always, some have elected to sponsor and to present at this year’s Conference.
Back to ShipConstructor, a number of sessions are dedicated to making better and more use of what is there already, a tongue-in-cheek reference to the presentation that will have been delivered at ICCAS 2019 on September 25th, when Nick Danese (Founder and CEO at NDAR) will speak about Denis Morais (co-CEO at SSI) paper on the Platform of Platforms concept applied to Digital Twins. In Lisbon, special attention will be paid to the EnterprisePlatform and its several remarkable applications to Business intelligence, Deliverable Archives, integration with ERP and PLM, etc.
Last but not least, SSI’s pioneering work and a symbiotic partnership with ARAS, Canada, have spawned the SSI Shipbuilding PLM, the only out-of-the-box, shipbuilding specific PLM system available today for our industry.
So, there will be a lot to say overall, and a crisp 20 minute rhythm will let us clip along the way to discover tons of ideas on how to enhance productivity and increase ROI – of course, all very nicely supported by outstanding Portuguese hospitality and culinary excellence!
We look forward to sharing an intense yet magic three days of Shipbuilding Excellence with you all!
Mainstay Marine Solutions (UK) has delivered a 26m ALU Monohull Fisheries Protection Vessel (FPV) to Welsh Fisheries. This was part of an order for two FPVs, which also included 19m catamaran.
Built after a concept by Camarc Design (UK), the 26m FPV, named ‘Rhodri Morgan’, will serve the South Fisheries zone and is equipped with a hydraulic Launch and Recovery System (LARS) for a 6.5m RIB, lifting equipment for fishery operations, and a gyro stabilizer to enhance comfort during slow-speed loitering operations.
Vera Navis is proud to be a trusted supplier for both Camarc Design and Mainstay Marine Solutions and had the opportunity to develop the Structural Detail Design for this iconic boat, using ShipConstructor.
“A New Perspective on Energy” is going to be the theme for the 6th edition of the Galp Petroleum Engineering Open Days.
The event hosted by Galp will take place in Centro de Congressos do Estoril for two days (2nd and 3rd of July) and will have approximately 400 participants from 15 countries with 55 presentations.
The aim of this event is to promote the opportunity to discuss, collaborate and learn from one another about the central issue of this 6th edition.
Vera Navis will be present at this event which as already turn into a classic and Luís Batista, Co-founder and managing partner of Vera Navis, will make a presentation about:
Design methodology, assumptions, and results for a Semi-Submersible Platform to operate in the South-China Sea.
Luís Baptista Co-founder and managing partner of Vera Navis, since 2009.
Holds a degree in Engineering and Naval Architecture from the University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior Técnico. After completing his degree, he worked at the German Shipyard BLOHM + VOSS in Hamburg as an assistant manager of construction projects.
Served as Superior Naval Technician in the Navy between 2005 and 2007 in Directorate of Ships – Lisbon Naval Base in the Department of Maintenance – Division of Technical Sectors Structures and Platform.
Between 2007 and 2009 he has developed construction supervision team leadership roles for several Norwegian Clients building in Portugal, Turkey, Romania, Latvia, Serbia.