Comprehensive naval design and engineering services
Icepronav Engineering SRL, part of British private equity group International Contract Engineering (ICE) Group, possesses more than 40 years of experience in ship design and 300 shipbuilding specialists.
Its storied history includes once playing the unique role of design house for the entire Romanian shipbuilding industry. ICE is one of the most renowned naval design and engineering companies in Europe, featuring a broad base of customers principally coming from three sectors: defense, commercial ship building, and oil and gas exploitation.
The group provides naval design and engineering services for the construction of ships and offshore structures. Its services include strategy, preliminary concept design, technical design and classification, evaluation, spatial relationship and collision analyses, project execution, bill of materials (BOM) management, compliance administration, production data management, documentation and reporting.
Icepronav Engineering provides design and engineering services involved in the creation of technical documentation needed for the construction of ships and offshore structures. To address the demanding requirements of this industry, the company uses Femap™ with NX™ Nastran® software.
This product lifecycle management (PLM) technology for early design/analysis has been especially beneficial across diverse project needs, including undertaking complex design work on Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) units, drilling ships and coastguard boats, as well as developing solutions for the transport and installation of wind turbines.
Foundation for innovative shipbuilding concepts and industry compliance
In advancing its objectives, the company found that the tight integration of Siemens PLM Software’s NX Nastran and Femap significantly help accelerate its project design and analysis process, creating the foundation for introducing Icepronav Engineering’s concepts to the marine and offshore industry.
These include activities such as design by analysis, total strength assessment, dynamic loading approach, fatigue assessment, and integrated analysis by overlapping global and local induced stresses used for developing the concept design for a generic FPSO hull of 1.6 million barrel capacity.
According to Icepronav Engineering’s management, Siemens PLM Software partner ADA Company recommended the software that has been essential for reliable performance across a wide range of its simulation processes. “The flexibility and robustness of Femap with NX Nastran assured support for safe, optimized models within the shortest design cycle, consistent and easily accessible results to all users across our enterprise,” says Alina Florea, managing director at Icepronav Engineering.
At Icepronav Engineering, Femap with NX Nastran is used across a wide array of industrial projects and is especially advantageous in helping handle regulatory compliance for naval applications. Over the last few years, ICE has been involved in the design of about 25 FPSO projects. This includes new construction, conversions and various studies.
“The capacity of Femap to combine different elements and techniques is a key factor in providing the speed and precision needed for the analyses that we do,” says Florea.
She notes that Icepronav Engineering’s design process is extremely well developed and extraordinary reliable as a result of using the integrated digital analysis and simulation capabilities of Femap with NX Nastran.
Increased design speed, reduced operations costs
ICE management notes that the use of Femap with NX Nastran has significantly accelerated the iterative process of design, resulting in greater product innovation and reduced operations costs, while adhering to the strictest of industry standards.
Florea explains, “Our engineers’ needs to be creative, develop the most innovative solutions and, at the same time, meet strict industry standards are well supported by using Femap with NX Nastran.”
Using Femap with NX Nastran, Icepronav Engineering is delivering high value in helping clients with the most demanding requirements to advance structural integrity.