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Spain's Seaplace Adds FORAN V70 Seats for Marine Design

MADRID, Spain, Nov 03, 2011 - The Spanish engineering company Seaplace has recently acquired new licenses of the CAD/CAM FORAN System, to be used in its marine projects. The scope of the new agreement includes the packages of Forms, Naval Architecture and Advanced Design and Drawing of the version V70 of FORAN. These licenses are added to the ones Seaplace already had.

“FORAN System efficiency allows us to be very competitive in concept and basic design projects and in particular in the projects of specific vessels for offshore operations” said José María Berbiela after the signature of the new agreement.

Seaplace is currently using the Naval Architecture modules of FORAN V70 for the design of an Offshore Crane Vessel with a lifting capacity of 2,500 ST and length overall of 172,5 m. It is a highly sophisticated vessel that complies with the following regulations: CRANE SHIP, DP3 (Dynamic Positioning type 3), FiFi 2 (Equipment against fire class 2), PMC 2 (Mooring in close proximity to other installations) and SPS 2008 Code. The estimated workload by Seaplace for the design contracted is around 10.000 engineering hours.

The engineers of Seaplace have a deep understanding of FORAN, that is why it is used successfully as the only shipbuilding CAD/CAM system in the company for the development of naval architecture calculations and for the basic and detail engineering of structure and outfitting of any kind of ship or offshore unit. Seaplace has been using FORAN in projects about offshore units, oceanographic and research vessels, patrol vessels, fishing vessels and others.

The close collaboration between SENER and Seaplace started in 1998, when they signed an agreement for the FORAN installation in Seaplace, in particular the following disciplines: Forms, Naval Architecture, Structure, Outfitting and Advanced Design and Drafting. Since then, Seaplace has been using FORAN continuously. “With the extension of licenses of the latest version of FORAN V70, launched by SENER in November 2010, Seaplace takes a big step forward in its technology upgrade to continue offering high value-added services to the industry” said Luis García, General Manager, SENER Marine Business Unit.

About Seaplace

Seaplace was established in 1980 as an engineering consultancy to offer its service to the shipbuilding and offshore industry. Since then, we have worked in numerous national and international successful projects for both the civil and naval industries which outstand for their innovative solutions of high added value.

We are proud of our highly qualified personnel, whose expertise in project management, design knowledge and unique experience, together with a close collaboration with I+D+i, all add up to make us the best in our field. This is the optimum combination to face new challenges and it allows us to achieve success.

For further information, visit http://www.seaplace.es/?lang=en.


SENER is a private engineering and technology group founded in Bilbao in 1956 which offers its clients cutting-edge technological solutions and which enjoys international recognition by virtue of its commitment to innovation, quality and its independence. SENER has a workforce of more than 5,000 professionals and a turnover of 1,066 million Euros.

SENER engages in the specific activities of engineering, and also has industrial holdings in companies involved in Energy and Environment, as well as Aerospace. The Engineering Division, SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas, S.A. is an engineering, construction and systems integration company which has become one of the leading Spanish engineering firms, with a turnover of more than 624 million Euros, around 2,200 employees and offices in Abu Dhabi, Algiers, Barcelona, Bilbao, Buenos Aires, Lisbon, Madrid, Mexico City, Okayama, San Francisco, Seville, Valencia and Warsaw. For further information, visit http://www.sener.es/home/en.


FORAN is a totally integrated computer system specifically developed for the design, production and engineering of ships. It comprises several main packages (hull forms definition, naval architecture, hull structure, outfitting, electrical), a number of common modules (build strategy, drafting, walk-through design review, collaborative engineering), links with production equipment (cutting machines, bending machines, robotic systems, etc.), interfaces to management systems and its own integrated development environment.

Running on Windows workstations connected through LAN or WAN, FORAN permits a fully interactive and concurrent definition of the ship 3D product model. The most recent design information is available in Oracle database(s) for designers of a wide range of complementary disciplines. When designing each ship part or each sub-assembly, their production processes are defined too, thus enabling the generation of custom-made, accurate and well-organized information for workshops (drawings, material lists and direct input to production systems), with the highest level of automation.

The current user base of the FORAN System consists of over 150 shipyards and design offices located in 30 countries. For further information, visit http://www.foran.es/NAVAL/home/en.


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