PLM system for advanced design projects

Norwegian vessel builder Kleven, with sales of approximately NOK 3 billion, is an industrial system integrator. The company works closely with subcontractors when constructing and building sophisticated special vessels. To enhance the efficiency of the production chain from purchasing to production and delivery, Kleven has initiated a cooperation with TechniaTranscat (previously Technia) concerning PLM systems.

“We want to automate our process for steel constructions. This means that we need tools for programming our robots using 3D models. In the past, we purchased drawing services. To cope with the technology leap, we now do everything ourselves,” says Tore Roppen, responsible for Kleven’s Supply Chain.

Every year, between seven and ten vessels leave the shipyard in Ulsteinvik and the yard in Myklebust is used for remodeling and service. Kleven has carefully analyzed the systems required by the company to fulfil requirements from the inspection agencies.

“Technia [TechniaTranscat] was best at fulfilling our requirements. We are still at the early stages of the process, but I look forward to the results,” Tore Roppen adds.