Construction of offshore platforms can often be costly and dangerous considering weather conditions and the possibility of drops into the cold ocean. For reliable and innovative vessels and equipment designs, the industry turns to Leenaars Marine & Offshore Design BV. With over 30 years of experience in the maritime industry, Leenaars BV has worked with international partners on notable research projects. To reach its design goals, the firm enlisted the help of SolidWorks.
Using SolidWorks Premium, Leenaars BV conducted in-depth analysis with SolidWorks Simulation. Switching to SolidWorks from an independent contractor allowed the company to shorten the design time by up to 50 percent and doubled the productivity of the engineers by opting for in-house design analysis. The product development time was optimized as a result of shorter communication cycles and the ability to test a large number of variations with the software. Leenaars BV reduced building costs by $450,000 and 10 lost ship days by reducing the amount of steel in the LNG module making it up to 20 percent lighter. By using SolidWorks, the firm not only improved its design process but also improved its use of design models for simulation and presentations.As a result, Leenaars BV maintains its industry leadership status with the help of SolidWorks. To learn more about how SolidWorks optimizes the firm’s offshore equipment and vessel design and production process, check out the case study.