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New FORAN contract with NODOSA Shipyard

NODOSA shipyard in Galicia (Spain).

NODOSA shipyard in Galicia (Spain).

SENER has signed a new contract with NODOSA Shipyard to install its FORAN system to design and develop the shipyard’s new projects.

This work covers installing permanent FORAN system licenses in all design disciplines: Hull Forms and Naval Architecture, Hull Structure, Machinery & Outfitting and Electrical. As part of this agreement, SENER will provide engineering services in addition to necessary technical support and training. The system has been installed successfully in the shipyard’s Marin factory (Pontevedra, Spain), and the corresponding training sessions have been held. NODOSA is now working on its first FORAN project, designing a trawler. It also bears mentioning that the company’s specialists connect to the project remotely from their modern cutting center in Bueu (Pontevedra, Spain), where they can add the ship’s metal sheets and profiles using FORAN. This 63.7 m long ship will be used for fishing squid in the Southwest Atlantic fishing ground near the Falkland Islands.

With over four decades working in the sector, the company now focuses on building, repairing, transforming and maintaining various types of vessels: fishing vessels (trawlers, longliners, purse seiners and tuna ships); tugs and salvage and rescue boats; dredgers and port work vessels; auxiliary aquaculture and trapping vessels; passenger vessels (launches, ferries, RoPax ferries, roll-on/roll-off ships, etc.) and recreational boats (yachts, mega-yachts and special sailboats); offshore platforms; oceanographic vessels; specific or general cargo merchant vessels, and submersibles.

SENER’s FORAN System, a CAD/CAM/CAE software for designing and building all kinds of ships and units, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015. It is the longest-standing product of its kind on the market. FORAN has been used intensely in Spain since its creation, and its innovation-based development strategy has led it to be installed in 40 countries in some of the world’s leading marine programs.

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