DNV Software Secures Major Contract with Keppel

Keppel Offshore & Marine has chosen SESAM GeniE software to aid their calculations on offshore-related projects. The software will be implemented by yards under the group, as well as the Engineering offices located in Bulgaria, China and India.

The primary focus area of GeniE is aimed at engineering of frame structures employing concept modelling techniques. It is closely interacting with all relevant modules in SESAM, which is the market leading software for design of floating offshore installations. GeniE has been recently updated to include modelling of complex curved structures like semi-submersible and ships.

"Keppel chose the SESAM GeniE software for its user friendliness, technical reliability as well as cost-effectiveness," said Paul Liang, section manager for the engineering division at Keppel O&M. "It is especially useful in offshore structures analysis since the model generated form GeniE can be integrated with SESAM and imported/exported to their structural programs."

With GeniE, DNV Software is aiming to secure a solid market position in the jacket and topside segment. "We believe that the market has trust in DNV Software as a provider of quality software and an excellent standard of technical support," said Tore Selso, DNV Software's area sales manager. "The fact that DNV Software is part of DNV is also of importance; the DNV brand has a very high standing. This agreement has a significant role for our future plant to extend our business in the region."

Oystein Goksoy, regional manager Greater China, "The contract with Keppel O&M is an important milestone and we invite other yards and design companies in South East Asia considering new design software to contact us for a demonstration of GeniE and discuss how it can be integrated in their design process.