Feb 1, 2011

STX OSV AS Selects AVEVA's Integrated Hull and Outfitting Solutions

Nine STX shipyards around the world deploy AVEVA Marine for the design of offshore and specialised vessels.

Oslo, Norway: AVEVA one of the world's leading providers of engineering design and information management solutions to the plant, power and marine industries, today announced that STX OSV AS has signed an agreement to purchase the full AVEVA Marine solution suite. This deployment will provide STX OSV AS with a powerful system for integrated Hull and Outfitting design.

STX OSV AS, together with its subsidiaries, is one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialised vessels used in the offshore oil and gas exploration and production and oil services industries.

Headquartered in Norway and with approximately 9,000 employees, STX OSV operates nine strategically located shipbuilding facilities, including five in Norway, two in Romania, one in Brazil and one in Vietnam. STX identified an important need for distributed engineering and a tighter integration between the separate disciplines of Hull and Outfitting design and selected AVEVA Marine because it was the only solution that could address such demanding requirements.

The long-term agreement covers the full AVEVA Marine solution, supporting efficient engineering and design processes from early / basic design, through detailed Hull and Outfitting design, to the creation of manufacturing data and documents. The system will be used by up to 300 concurrent users across all of the group's nine shipyards.

Mr Stig Sandanger Riise, Senior Vice President Technology & Engineering of STX OSV AS said "We required a suite of products that provided seamless integration between disciplines, particularly Hull and Outfitting in the whole value chain. We selected AVEVA Marine to provide this integration and they also offer us an advanced database capability allowing STX to accommodate ship buyer's requests at short notice and enabling changes very close to production start. Equally important, AVEVA Global supports concurrent engineering across all of our nine yards in Norway, Romania, Brazil and Vietnam."

"We have a significant technology advantage in the integration between shipbuilding disciplines," explained Nigel Sams, Vice President North EMEA, AVEVA. "STX OSV has a strong reputation for its flexibility and its ability to meet customer requests quickly. AVEVA Marine will provide STX OSV with a set of business-enabling applications, to minimise the impact of late design changes and support the efficient delivery of global, multi-site projects. Our recommendations provide STX OSV with new and more efficient capabilities, enabling it to further strengthen its competitive advantage."

STX has already begun the first project using AVEVA Marine with the design of a Platform Supply Vessel and two sister ships.