1989- 2009 A few words from the first customer: Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd ( DSIC): ' In April 1990, DSIC subscribed to AVEVA's solutions and became the first marine customer in China to do so. That year marked the beginning of a long- term relationship between both companies,' said Mr Guo Cheng Xin, Vice President of DSIC. ' We have grown together with AVEVA in China, and this can be seen from our design department's improvement and increased capabilities. I would like to thank Josephine and her team for their assistance throughout these 20 years. With the AVEVA team at our side, we have set up a complete three-dimensional design system based on AVEVA solutions, enabling us to design all types of ships and offshore structures efficiently, and also improving DSIC's production and production management systems,' Mr Guo continued. Mr Guo speaking at the 27th AVEVA Marine Users' Meeting in Shanghai, China on the 20- year collaboration between DSIC and AVEVA. 20 years of building partnerships with Chinese customers. Josephine Zhou, Vice President, AVEVA China Marine, proposing a toast to customers. AVEVA PIPELINE | 2010 Issue 2 | Page 25
Page 26| AVEVA PIPELINE | 2010 Issue 2 DSIC is part of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation ( CSIC), one of the two state- owned shipbuilding enterprises in China. Since the establishment of The People's Republic of China, it has designed and built over 2,700 vessels, including China's first ship for export, and the country's first super- large crude oil tankers. DSIC has spearheaded the development of China's shipbuilding industry. In April 1990, DSIC's Dalian Shipyard was the first customer in China to subscribe to AVEVA marine solutions. Today, DSIC has successfully designed and constructed many large- scale vessels, such as 300,000 dwt VLCCs and 110,000 dwt product oil tankers, using AVEVA marine solutions. Ma Yande, Director of the Design and Research Institute, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry, has this to say about why DSIC implemented AVEVA marine solutions as early as 1990: ' DSIC has always been in the front line of China's shipbuilding industry. We require the most efficient shipbuilding tools for our advanced and automated production. DSIC realised early on that, to increase design efficiency and improve production information quality, we needed a specialised 3D shipbuilding system with integrated hull and outfitting applications. ' AVEVA's solutions are today used in all disciplines for the design and production of all our commercial vessels and offshore products. The two most important benefits are the very accurate production information derived from the 3D ship model and the automatic clash checks. Previously, we faced many problems on site, very late in the production phase. These problems are now detected much earlier, thus reducing cost. This has led to considerably reduced lead times for the design and building period of each ship.' Ma Yande concluded, ' To further increase productivity, we plan to migrate soon to AVEVA Marine. Key technical staff have already been trained in the application, and we are now producing a migration plan.' Visit www. dsic. com. cnfor more information. Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd., ( DSIC), located in Dalian, Liaoning, China, has enjoyed a history of more than 100 years. It is now the largest shipbuilding company in China, employing over 15,000 employees and with a product line- up comprising VLCCs, chemical tankers, container ships, ro- ro vessels, floating production storage tankers, semi- submersible drilling platforms, jack- up drilling platforms and many other types of high- tech, high value- added ships and marine engineering products. Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd., AVEVA's first marine customer in China Magnus Feldt Industry Marketing Manager, AVEVA Left: Ma Yande, Vice Chief Engineer / Director of the Design and Research Institute, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry. Below: The 300,000 dwt dry dock in No. 1 production yard. Photographs courtesy of DSIC.