Meyer Werft deploys Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform for industry 4.0
On the way in a new digital era: Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, and Meyer Werft, one of the world’s leading cruise ship builders, today announced that Meyer Werft is deploying Dassault Systèmes’ “On Time to Sea” and “Designed for Sea” industry solution experiences to more efficiently design and build its ocean-going cruise ships, enhance its innovation skills and expand its market leadership.
This deployment reinforces the long-standing cooperation between the two companies. Specifically, it supports Meyer Werft’s new Technology and Development Center in Papenburg, announced in November 2015, which will pool most of the design and development work from its 500 designers and engineers who are shaping the new features and developments of its future cruise ships. It will also support additional teams in Papenburg and at sites in Rostock, Germany and in Finland that are involved in building ocean-going cruise ships, river cruise ships, ferries and other vessels.
Building cruise ships is a particularly complex task compared to other industries. One cruise ship is made of more than 10 million individual parts and assemblies, compared to about one million parts for today’s largest passenger airplanes and about 10,000 parts for a car. The complexity, diversity and large volume of data involved require efficient solutions to design and build ships that stand out from those of competitors.
With “On Time to Sea” and “Designed for Sea,” based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, Meyer Werft’s design and development teams can now rely on a unified digital environment to monitor the entire lifecycle of a ship, from its construction and operation to its decommissioning decades later. Virtual design, engineering and project management applications help seamlessly address complex needs in product development and process requirements.
About Meyer Werft
Founded in 1795, Papenburg-based MEYER WERFT has meanwhile been owned by the seventh generation of the Meyer family. This well-established company has some 3,300 employees. MEYER WERFT’s extensive production program covers a wide range of ship types, from cruise ships, gas tankers and passenger ferries. In order to stay successful in worldwide competition, production technology has been continuously extended. Today, MEYER WERFT has the most modern production premises in the shipbuilding industry.