Navgathi has joined a list of leading ship designers and shipyards using the much acclaimed ship design software package from SENER – Foran V70. Henceforth basic design (hull form design and naval architecture calculations) would be performed in this software.
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.
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.