Groot Ship Design offers a wide variety of services. For your project a project plan is made selecting the services needed. Main phases in the project plan are: Initial Design – Finalizing Design / Basic Engineering – Detail Engineering – Delivery Documentation.
A successful initial design proceeds with engineering. In the basic engineering phase the exchange of information is crucial. Our tools for the exchange of information improve the efficiency, help our engineers and are accessible for our clients allowing them to follow the project in detail. During 3D engineering the model will be made available for the client as well.
Besides the regular design work and engineering the experts of Groot Ship Design are flexible and able to provide solutions onsite or in a different way. We like to think together with our clients, solutions can be found in the office, or onsite in workshop or on the shipyard.
The naval architects and proposal engineers of Groot Ship Design work in close cooperation with the client on the initial design of a new vessel. In this stage of the project the team works towards the concept according client’s wishes. Design calculations result in first drawings, specifications and plans. In most projects the initial design package includes a detailed general arrangement plan, an outline specification, a main frame drawing and a design report. The design report gives the client a summary of the design calculations performed.
The initial design can be supported by CFD studies, engineering studies, 3D artist impressions or any other additional scope that can assist you in your project plan.
The engineer phase is maybe the most challenging phase in realizing the project. Having the clear understanding of these challenges and experience Groot Ship Design is able to fulfill the engineering tasks. Engineering can be divided in two parts: Basic engineering and Detail engineering.
Basic engineering includes the fixation of the initial design. In this stage the 3D engineering model, resulting in construction plans and arrangements, is prepared. Finalizing the hull by CFD optimisation and performing towing tank testing is one of the major steps. Together with additional calculations, system diagrams and safety plans the solid base is provided for successful building.
The experienced engineers of Groot Ship Design are used to work with different classification societies and with different yard standards on a wide variety of projects and vessels.
The detail engineering and provision of production information is the last step before steel cutting and building of the vessel commences. A detailed and complete package including shipyard’s standards is of major importance and will earn itself. The cooperation between the engineers of Groot Ship Design and production yard is very important. Knowing and trusting each other is the key to success.
Optimisation and CFD
Performing optimisation studies and the use of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) does not only require knowledge of the software but also knowledge of the process and understanding the wishes of the client. Together with the client the naval architects of Groot Ship Design check what needs to be done and a project plan will be presented.
The CFD studies and calculations are performed in-house. In case of extensive studies the team will be completed with best specialists in the world. At all times a full report is delivered to show results, advice and instructions. The format of the report should fit client’s demands and is therefore already discussed when preparing the project plan.
For every other situation Groot Ship Design is at your service. Your request will be considered and discussed, we will think together with you about possible solutions. Concept studies of conversions, change of class or flag, draught increase or update of the vessel’s stability booklets are just examples of possibilities. Also in case of questions or difficulties with new regulations or future legislation we can provide solutions. Don’t hesitate to forward us your consultancy request.
In cases you temporarily need to reinforce your team Groot Ship Design can provide onsite assistance. Our naval architects and engineers can be added to your team and work together with your experts onsite. This way engineering or other solutions are provided and difficulties with travel and communication avoided. In case you need onsite experts outside the office for surveys or others, please feel free to contact us.