Friede & Goldman selects AVEVA Marine

Friede & Goldman has selected AVEVA Marine to create intelligent 3D models of mobile offshore drilling and production units with the goal of shortening design cycle time and improving information handover and communication with clients.

Offshore staff

Houston, Texas -- Friede & Goldman has selected AVEVA Marine to create intelligent 3D models of mobile offshore drilling and production units with the goal of shortening design cycle time and improving information handover and communication with clients.

"F&G's commitment to the tradition of independent offshore vessel design is what sets us apart from other design companies," says Geoff Murphy, marketing and business development manager for Friede & Goldman. "Our design theories incorporate the needs and requirements of everyone involved from owners and operators to builders and crews. For this reason, we felt it was important to migrate our design process from a task-oriented, 2D approach to a comprehensive 3D modeling solution that would improve the quantity and quality of information available to our design team, contractors, and clients.

"We see AVEVA Marine as a tool that will not only make our design cycles shorter and more efficient, but also as a means of providing better information, and therefore support, to our shipyard clients. We are able to handover all of the information they need to continue into the detailed design and fabrication phase without interruption. This is a huge marketing advantage for us."

Rob Glasier, executive vice president for AVEVA and head of the Americas division says, "Companies like Friede & Goldman are turning to AVEVA Marine because projects can be carried out in a truly global, collaborative environment in which all participants have access to the same up-to-date accurate information."

9/13/2007

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