Setenave Shipyard Acquires Rights To Use Kockums System
Setenave, the state-owned Portuguese shipyard, has acquired the right to use STEERBEAR HULL, the computer-based system developed by Kockums. Now in use at several other large international shipyards, the system is intended as a reinforcement of the Portuguese yard's resources in the design and production fields. Kockums and Setenave have been cooperating for the last several years in a number of areas.
STEERBEAR HULL can be used for design of hull surfaces and components, f o r presentation of production information such as working drawings, and to generate punched tapes for numerical control of cutting machines. In brief, the system provides information, instructions and drawings ranging from the design work to detailed production data for a ship's hull For Kockums Shipyard, where the system was developed, the use of STEERBEAR HULL has generated extensive economic benefits. The increased precision provided by the systems has been an important factor in the shipyard's high productivity.
A two-day conference recently held at the Kockums Yard in Malmo, Sweden, was attended by more than 40 representatives from shipyards throughout the world that are now using STEERBEAR. The primary aims of the conference were to exchange experience, present new projects, and discuss future development in the field of shipbuilding.