Vuyk Engineering, a provider of one-off vessel and equipment designs and operational engineering, will adopt SSI’s ShipConstructor software across its operations. The transition from its previous design tools to ShipConstructor enables the company to leverage the digital twin and product model more effectively in current and future projects.

Using ShipConstructor, Vuyk will achieve a more integrated design approach, encompassing digitalisation in General Arrangement plans, ship weight determination, and advanced 3D visualisation.

The ship design company is currently working on several innovative projects, including the design of offshore wind vessels and the construction of multiple trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHD), all of which are said to benefit from the enhanced capabilities provided by ShipConstructor.

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3D design and visualisation

The software’s advanced functionalities will allow Vuyk to integrate mechanical equipment design into vessel design, streamline the handover of basic design information, and push the boundaries of 3D design and visualisation, including the exploration of virtual reality (VR) for more immersive design reviews and 3D vessel classification.

SSI and its local partner NDAR have been instrumental in facilitating Vuyk Engineering’s transition to ShipConstructor, offering comprehensive training and support.

‘The adoption of ShipConstructor marks a significant milestone in our journey towards our digital transformation,’ says Sander Bot, department manager vessel design at Vuyk Engineering. ‘This transition not only enhances our design and operational capabilities but also aligns with our goal to always look for innovative solutions that meet our clients’ unique needs. We are excited about the possibilities this partnership with SSI and NDAR opens up for us.’

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