Kongsberg Maritime Engineering AS (KME), a 100% subsidiary of Norwegian technology enterprise Kongsberg Maritime AS, has opted for AUCOTEC AG‘s solution for the engineering and design of its maritime automation systems. As a standardized CAE system to be used globally, the software platform Engineering Base (EB) is to replace previous isolated solutions at KME.
Global data availability
The company requires absolutely reliable global availability of engineering data for international interdisciplinary project editing. „The database-driven nature of EB creates this availability beyond pure engineering from sales to commissioning,“ said Cato Strandin, Department Manager, Engineering & Studies at KME when the cooperation was announced. „We expect a signi-ficant improvement in the data quality as a result,“ he explained.
Distributed engineering via central database
The numerous discussions, multiple entries and corrections that were required due to the use of different engineering tools in globally distributed engineering departments would now be a thing of the past according to Strandin. All those involved will work in future with the same database. In this context, EB allows constant control of data quality and project progress via special data tracking. KME also regards the particularly efficient and clear configuring based on standardized templates as a major advantage.
Future of engineering
"We are proud to be able to support Kongsberg Maritime en route to the future of engineering. EB can fully exhibit its special flexibility in such an innovative and versatile technology enterprise. The more complex the task, the more our customers benefit from the platform," explained Markus Bochynek, Executive Officer for Sales at AUCOTEC at the time of the Kongsberg decision.
After a pilot phase during which KME engineers developed the initial live projects with EB and prepared the productive environment, full commissioning of the software took place at the end of 2016. "The experiences confirm our assessment of EB's potential," reported Strandin. "From the integration into our IT environment via the connection to ERP or other project tools up to the adaptation to customer or KME requirements, the system proves to be very flexible and open. This is of interest to the whole group."