SSI, the company that provides Autodesk based solutions for the shipbuilding and offshore industry, took part in the construction of Petrobras’ P-55 Semi-Submersible Floating Production Unit (FPU) hull.
The company’s ShipConstructor AutoCAD based CAD/CAM software was used to build the hull of Petrobras’ P-55.
This offshore oil rig is the largest and first of its kind to be entirely constructed in Brazil and is an impressive engineering feat that was made possible by Autodesk software.
The hull was built by SSI client Estaleiro Atlântico Sul using ShipConsructor itself, the main production modules were fabricated and commissioned by QUIP at Estaleiro Rio Grande and other contractors were also involved.
Project coordination and collaboration was done using Autodesk Navisworks. Navisworks easily accommodated the fact that the structure of the hull was modeled in ShipConstructor while Intergraph PDS Pipe was used for pipe modeling.
SSI, November 25, 2013