WHO: Rolf Gibbels, Director, Energy Industry Solutions, Dassault Systèmes
WHAT: “Streamlining Offshore System Development and Lifecycle Management”
WHEN: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 9:30am Central Daylight Time
WHERE: 2009 Offshore Technology Conference
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WHY: Yantai Raffles Shipyard (YRS) Ltd. specializes in the construction of marine and offshore projects that include jack-up drilling rigs, semi-submersible drilling rigs, pipe lay vessels, floating production, storage and offloading vessels (FPSO) and other prototype vessels, as well as luxury yachts. As the largest rig builder in China, YRS’s 2,000 employees build vessels for customers around the globe, and the company boasts state-of-the-art building facilities including Taisun, the world’s largest crane.
Hear how YRS applies a “virtual” approach to product development and lifecycle management of next-generation FPSO units, highly complex structures designed primarily for deep to ultra-deep offshore petroleum applications. In recent years, YRS has completely re-engineered its product development process by adopting technology that allows it to collaborate with engineering partners. It does so using a single 3D definition throughout the product lifecycle – from design concept to fabrication to on-going operation and maintenance. In an industry where approximately 80% of all projects experience tremendous cost overruns and schedule delays, YRS is able to gain control of critical development processes, improve its business performance, and expand its business focus from product to a full range of solutions.
MORE INFORMATION: Derek Lane
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