Production Engineering

Develop and validate process plans and 3D work instructions to support the manufacturing of the marine and offshore product

As today’s ships and platforms are becoming larger and more sophisticated, the process to build them needs to adapt and evolve to ensure they are produced as efficiently as possible. A process plan is a critical component of a ship or platform’s manufacturing lifecycle. It defines the sequence of how products are built, the operations that are involved, the human and machine resources that are used to perform the operations and the instructions that are needed to build the ship or platform. The challenge is to be able to validate the process plan before execution starts.

Production Engineering enables engineers to validate each step of the process plan, simulate the execution as well as ergonomic situations to identify bottlenecks and issues. It also helps process engineers to adjust the process plan and optimize it to ensure an efficient and effective production execution. With Production Engineering, planners use manufacturing data to develop the process plan that details the jobs and operations to be performed, the time required for each and the resources that are needed. Planners can also automatically generate interactive 3D work instructions from the process plan to support the manufacturing assembly.