World’s largest container ship built using 3D

25th April 2017
Posted By : Joe Bush
World’s largest container ship built using 3D

Built for Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL), the new containership is the result of a partnership between shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Intergraph Smart 3D from Hexagon PPM. With a length of 400m, breadth of 58.8m and draft of 32.8m, the vessel is classified as an Ultra Large Containership that can transport 20,150 containers. It was christened the MOL Triumph and delivered to the owner on 27th March. The MOL Triumph is the first of four 20,150 vessels SHI is building for MOL.

Smart 3D was used to execute the production design of the Triumph, as well as to produce installation and fabrication drawings, and Bills of Materials (BOM) for SHI’s procurement team. Smart 3D’s Top-down Planning & Estimation and Assembly Planning & Simulation modules were also employed on this project.

SHI has reaped the benefits of Smart 3D since 2004, recording schedule reductions of up to three months on major shipbuilding projects, thanks to the solution’s intelligent early design features.

“Successful construction of the MOL Triumph is further evidence of SHI’s technological excellence and our longstanding partnership with Intergraph PP&M,” said Mun-Keun Ha, Vice President at SHI. “Furthermore, we were able to complete construction on-time and with zero incidents, thanks to Smart 3D’s optimised design features.”

Mattias Stenberg, President of Intergraph PP&M, said: “SHI has been leading the market with optimised hull and outfitting design and record-breaking containership size. Intergraph is proud to be a technological partner in this journey.”

Smart 3D is a 3D design solution that lowers risk on today’s tight project schedules by offering high quality designs to support the fabrication, construction and operational phases. The built-in engineering rules enable project stakeholders to make critical design decisions early on, freeing up time for real engineering work by automating design functions, enforcing design consistency through the different disciplines and all related, automatically produced deliverables. Smart 3D also minimises costly rework by managing the changes that inevitably occur throughout design.

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