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Sedef Shipyard - demonstrating the competitive value of integrated shipbuilding technologyEstablished in 1982, Sedef Shipyard is today among Turkey's leading and most innovative shipyards. Situated on the Bay of Tuzla, near Istanbul, the yard has been continuously expanding in both working and production capacity. It has recently completed the production of a new dry dock and added a 500 ton portal crane. Sedef currently employs some 600 workers (roughly 400 in production and 200 in the offices) and nearly 1,400 subcontractors. The company is part of Turkon Holding, one of the largest enterprises in Turkey, which operates in several business areas including shipping, tourism and shipbuilding.Sedef is a diversified shipbuilder, building practically all types of ships for both naval and commercial clients. Although its largest customer is the Turkon Holding Group, Sedef also builds ships for export markets, principally Germany and The Netherlands.St├ęphane Neuveglise Product Strategy Manager, AVEVA MarineThe Sedef Shipyard is situated on the Bay of Tuzla, near Istanbul. Photograph courtesy of Sedef Shipyard.22AVEVA World Magazine 2011|Issue 1

Technological pioneersSedef has also invested in the area of engineering IT in the past decade and is regarded by many in the Turkish shipbuilding industry as a technological pacesetter. They have, for example, implemented AVEVA MARS, a specialist shipbuilding process management system, as well as the AVEVA Marine engineering and design solution. According to Sedef's Chief of IT Department, Serhat Yildirim, such investments are vital for survival in the global shipbuilding industry, where competition is becoming ever fiercer.Serhat Yildirim explained, 'We invested in the AVEVA Marine and AVEVA MARS systems back in 1995 and 2002, respectively. In the case of AVEVA MARS, we were among the very first shipyards in Turkey to invest in an IT solution for shipyard materials and production planning. This meant that we were taking quite a risk, as we could not make use of the experiences of other Turkish shipyards. However, we felt that this was a necessary step towards becoming a modern, innovative shipyard. The decision to select AVEVA MARS was straightforward, as the application is developed specifically to support shipbuilding processes. Furthermore, AVEVA MARS is developed by people with decades of shipbuilding know-how.'Leading solutions for the shipyard industryAVEVA MARS (developed by Logimatic but acquired by AVEVA Solutions Ltd in July 2010) is a shipbuilding process management system that optimises project control, logistics, materials management, resource and production planning. It has been designed specifically for the shipbuilding industry, to significantly reduce cost and construction time, thereby increasing a shipyard's profitability and competitive strength. AVEVA MARS consists of three integrated applications: z AVEVA MARS Material for material management z AVEVA MARS Planning for resource planning and controlz AVEVA MARS Production for production management.AVEVA MARS is developed in close cooperation with some of the world's leading shipyards, enabling it to incorporate a number of best-practice processes and providing natural support for processes which are vital for a modern shipyard. Today it is used at some 50 shipyards worldwide.AVEVA Marine consists of a number of integrated applications created specifically for the unique processes of ship and offshore engineering, design, design management and the generation of accurate production information.With this solution, engineers and designers in all disciplines and on multiple sites can work simultaneously, on a single model database, to create, develop, manage and exploit engineering and design data in the most productive and risk-free way.Milestones achieved using AVEVA solutionsSince Sedef Shipyard started using AVEVA solutions, it has used them to design and build more than 40 vessels of different types, purposes and tonnage.Serhat Yildirim continues, 'Sedef has expanded significantly in recent years, in terms of both capacity and know-how, and the AVEVA solutions have grown with us, which shows their strong scalability.''We chose AVEVA MARS Planning because we are able to integrate it seamlessly with AVEVA MARS Material and AVEVA Marine. This is a vital functionality for a shipyard, as the integrated IT environment has strengthened our work processes...'Cumhur Kuter, General Manager Sedef Shipyard. Photograph courtesy of Sedef Shipyard.Serhat Yildirim, Chief of IT Department, Sedef Shipyard. Photograph courtesy of Sedef Shipyard.AVEVA World Magazine 2011|Issue 123