AVEVA’s £102,000 of Support for TS Queen Mary

AVEVA, a global leader in engineering software, has donated £102,000 worth of 3D visualisation shipbuilding technology, to support the restoration of TS Queen Mary.

AVEVA has supplied its purpose-built platform – which offers integrated tools for 1D, 2D and 3D design – to support the detailed design phase of the project.

Friends of TS Queen Mary and Brookes Bell chose AVEVA’s platform because it is the only one that can capture the complex geometric shapes of the ship.

Moreover, the previous software that was being used was not parametric, so the model (and associated drawings) required manual input. Not only was this proving cost prohibitive, but it increased the risk of potential inaccuracies and errors arising.

AVEVA’s advanced software has allowed the team at Brookes Bell to 3D model TS Queen Mary’s structure accurately and in detail. The model also cleverly links to construction and production drawings, so that shipyard production information for the vessel’s upcoming steel renewals can be produced more efficiently than by any other means.

Once the detailed design phase is completed, AVEVA will utilise the data harvested from TS Queen Mary – in partnership with Friends of TS Queen Mary – for internal training and future product testing. It is fitting that TS Queen Mary will play a role in supporting the development of vessels for decades to come.

Craig Hayman, CEO of AVEVA, says:

“AVEVA is incredibly proud to be supporting the Friends of TS Queen Mary in their task to restore this historic vessel. TS Queen Mary is a shining example of the UK’s history of innovation and design and this is a fantastic opportunity to support its restoration and preservation with our state-of-the-art software. This will not only help us learn more about the ship itself but will also provide insight and know-how for the future development and restoration of similar vessels.”

Andy McGibbon, Senior Naval Architect, Brookes Bell, says:

“This is a very exciting project, and with AVEVA’s software, we’re able to completely transform the design and restoration process – driving huge improvements in design efficiency, quality, ensuring that the design is fault free and that the vessel is sympathetically restored for the benefit of future generations.”

Iain Sim, Chairman of Friends of TS Queen Mary, says:

“Having a fully functional 3D model is a key part of our conservation plan for TS Queen Mary. With AVEVA’s support, we can improve the accuracy and efficiency of the detailed design and steel renewal phases.

The commitment to TS Queen Mary from the British marine sector is overwhelming. This latest donation takes the total being invested in detailed design to almost £600,000; we are truly grateful to the whole AVEVA team.”

You can see a selection of images taken from the 3D model by visiting our gallery.

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