Huangpu Shipyard Standardizes on PTC Shipbuilding Solution

Guangzhou-based shipbuilder looks to improve overall design capabilities, accelerate modernization

Guangzhou-based shipbuilder looks to improve overall design capabilities, accelerate modernization

Needham, MA — November 30, 2005 — China's CSSC Guangzhou Huangpu Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. has expanded its use of a solution from product lifecycle management specialist PTC, standardizing on the solution as its manufacturing design platform as part of an effort to accelerate its transformation into a modern international shipbuilding enterprise.

Guangzhou-based Huangpu Shipbuilding is increasing its use of the PTC Shipbuilding Solution, which includes CADDS 5i, to improve its overall design capabilities.

As one of the most technologically advanced companies in China's highly competitive shipbuilding industry, Huangpu Shipbuilding's relationship with PTC dates back to 1999. At that time, Huangpu Shipbuilding became the first shipyard in southern China's Guangdong province to purchase PTC CADDS 5i. Huangpu Shipbuilding has relied on PTC CADDS 5i since that time to facilitate its ongoing expansion and modernization.

Innovation Is Key

With its new deployment of CADDS 5i Huangpu Shipbuilding is expected to bring additional changes in digitization at its shipyard. CADDS 5i will now be used by 80 additional engineers at Huangpu Shipbuilding.

PTC said that the suite of CADDS 5i solutions enables users to reference each other's evolving designs and facilitate concurrent engineering in a fully digitized ship design and 3D modeling environment. This enterprise application for shipbuilding can help shorten product design lead-time and accelerate time-to-market, according to the solution provider.

As in any industrial sector, innovation is key to realizing opportunities and market growth. However, the shipbuilding sector is often marked by lengthy product development cycles, due largely to archaic manual design processes that are still in place. Huangpu Shipbuilding led the industry in adopting CADDS 5i, which offers 3D hybrid modeling and 2D drafting capabilities across a broad application range, easing engineers' workload and freeing up their time to develop more innovative products, PTC said.

"The implementation of CADDS 5i will significantly enhance our R&D capabilities," said Guo Yabin, deputy general manager at Huangpu Shipbuilding. "We are extremely pleased to have PTC as a long-term strategic partner and believe this relationship will help us become a model enterprise in the shipyard industry."

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