Eastern Enhances Its Shipbuilding Activities with FORAN (USA)
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (Eastern) has entered into an agreement with the Spanish company Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A. (SENER) for the license to use the FORAN CAD/CAM System in their shipbuilding activities. With this, Eastern has taken the steps to enlarge a ship design office at its shipyards in Panama City, Florida, USA.
The agreement includes the implementation of the complete FORAN System comprising: Forms Generation, General Arrangement & Naval Architecture, Hull Structure, Machinery & Outfitting, Electrical Design and Advanced Design &Drafting. Engineers and designers from Eastern are receiving on-site training in all the disciplines of the FORAN System during the summer. After that, Eastern will start a new project in FORAN, a multipurpose supply vessel of 340 feet, being the first of two units, with the first objective of improving the quality of the design and to avoid very costly errors during production.
Eastern is a company devoted to the shipbuilding activity since 1976. Starting with the construction of fishing vessels and now more focused in offshore supply vessels, the company offers a great expertise and capability of complying with the most exigent customer demands. FORAN will be a strategic business application for support and further improvement of the ship design, construction and integration activities at their two shipbuilding sites, both in Florida.
SENER is very pleased to see the expansion of FORAN in USA as it aligns with SENER’s strategic plans.
Eastern Shipbuilding, September 19, 2013