Page 28| AVEVA PIPELINE | 2010 Issue 2 Chen Qiang, Chairman President of RSHI, explains, ' RSHI implemented AVEVA's Tribon system just after the shipyard completed its construction in 2005. It was a natural choice for us because of its proven success in the Chinese shipbuilding industry, used as it was by all major shipyards, such as Jiangnan Shipbuilding Group and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard. ' Our plan is now to migrate to AVEVA Marine. We find the 3D technology further enhanced in AVEVA Marine, with a better balance between the different structural and outfitting disciplines, as the integration between them is further improved in AVEVA Marine. ' We started the implementation of AVEVA NET in June 2009, to make all design, production and management information accessible for all engineers at the shipyard in order to save time spent searching for information. ' Ongoing projects are currently twelve 400,000 VLOCs ordered by the Brazilian iron ore miner, Vale do Rio Doce, in August 2008 and four 400,000 dwt VLOCs, to be built for the Oman Shipping Company. All vessels are of the same design, and each vessel will be 360 metres long, 65 metres wide and 23 metres deep, with SDARI responsible for the design. Delivery will commence at the beginning of 2012. Visit www. rshi. cnfor more information. Rongsheng Heavy Industries ( RSHI), located in Nantong, Jiangsu province, is China's fastest growing private shipbuilder today. The construction of the shipyard started in October 2005 and the first vessel was launched in February 2008. The shipyard has great ambitions and, with development plans through to 2020, the yard is expected to become one of the world's top three shipbuilders. Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries aims to become one of the world's top three shipbuildersMagnus Feldt Industry Marketing Manager, AVEVA Chen Qiang, Chairman President of RSHI. Chen Qiang was formerly Vice President of Jiangnan Shipbuilding Group and President of Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard. Both shipyards are experienced and advanced users of AVEVA marine solutions. RSHI builds various types of products including Panamax and Capesize bulk carriers, VLOCs ( Very Large Ore Carriers), Suezmax and Aframax oil tankers, and containerships. RSHI is expanding its offshore business to build high value products such as FPSOs, FSOs, deep- water pipelay crane vessels, drillships and drilling rigs. RSHI has built three large dry docks, each equipped with a 900- tonne gantry crane, and is currently building a fourth dry dock, which will be equipped with a 1,600- tonne gantry crane. RSHI now has an annual shipbuilding capacity of eight million dwt. RSHI is equipped with six production lines, with over 40 plasma steel cutting machines and flame steel cutting machines. The shipyard has a total annual steel processing capacity of over one million tonnes. RSHI has also built a large pipe- processing centre with the most complete functions, which covers an area of about 40,000 square metres and processes more than 60,000 pipes of various types per month. RSHI today employs 20,000 people and, in 2011, the expanded shipyard will be employing 30- 35,000 people. Photograph courtesy of Rongsheng Heavy Industries.
AVEVA PIPELINE | 2010 Issue 2 | Page 29 Not even the best tools in the world are of any value without the skills and knowledge to use them effectively and, whatever else engineering might be, it is supremely skill- intensive. That's why AVEVA's Academic Initiative programme has been established to support engineering education and training initiatives around the world. At the last count, AVEVA was actively supporting nearly 90 academic and training institutions in 26 countries and the number rises every month. One of the most significant recent extensions to the AVEVA Academic Initiative is with SENAI, a Brazilian organisation which is the largest network for professional education in Latin America. Brazil is at the forefront of Latin America's rapid economic growth, taking advantage of its considerable oil & gas reserves and building up extensive engineering expertise and capacity. This growth could easily be stifled by skill shortages in critical areas - PDMS piping designers are already in high demand - so SENAI's role is critical, both to industrial success and to wider economic prosperity. Organised and run by industrial entrepreneurs, SENAI was created in 1942 to meet growing demand for qualified workers for Brazilian industry. Since then, 41.7 million students have passed through SENAI's extensive, high- quality facilities, which today include 250 Professional Education Centres, 39 Technology Centres, 118 Training Centres, as well as 306 Mobile Units and 310 Mobile Action programme kits. Supported by AVEVA, SENAI has now expanded its PDMS training facilities from two original centres in Sao Paulo and Salvador to 20 locations right across Brazil. SENAI's General Director, Mr. José Manuel de Aguiar Martins, said, ' Our new partnership with AVEVA will provide engineering students with a valuable competitive advantage. Having more skilled PDMS engineers who can support 3D projects will benefit, not only their employers, but also the country.' Santiago Peña, AVEVA's Vice- President for Latin America, said, ' There is a real demand for PDMS- trained engineers in Brazil. A shortage could be on the horizon as the global economy improves. Our partnership with SENAI aims to address that potential problem and provide industry with the trained workers it needs to continue the economic and industrial expansion.' For further information on SENAI visit www. senai. br. ' Our new partnership with AVEVA will provide engineering students with a valuable competitive advantage. Having more skilled PDMS engineers who can support 3D projects will benefit, not only their employers, but also the country...' Planting the seeds of economic growth