- STARTING/COMPLETION YEAR2012/2015
- REGIONAmerica, Asia, Southern Europe
- BUSINESS AREANaval, Offshore
- SERVICESDesign, Consulting, Development
- CLIENTENSEADA INDUSTRIA NAVAL
- END CLIENTSETE BRASIL
THE TECHNICAL SOLUTION
The discovery of important oil fields in Brazil reactivated the crude oil industry, bringing to light the need for the construction of new ships for its extraction and exploitation. The Brazilian shipyard Enseada was awarded 6 drilling ships, for the design and development of which it relied on GHENOVA, among different companies in Europe, the USA and Japan.
Our engineering team took part in the development project, together with ICE and Enseada staff. In parallel, we integrated teams at Kawasaki shipyards in Japan and Brazil for technical support to the construction of the first vessel. Thus, we also took responsibility for the management of the rest of the ships and the coordination of the collaborating companies employed by the shipyard.
The project was developed on a multinational scale, with multidisciplinary work teams based in Romania, Japan, Brazil and Spain. This represented a significant professional and cultural challenge. From a technical point of view, the results are now endorsed by the management and adaptation capacity and the solution given to each production centre. And on the other hand, the ethics of the relationships we maintain with all the people who have been part of the project.
We also highlight the smooth transition of engineering responsibility from ICE to Ghenova, and the ability to integrate large supply and engineering packages into a project of this complexity.
Upon completion of the project, we created a consortium in Brazil with Planave to develop the design and engineering of the basic and detailed projects for the rest of the drillships, the topsides and to provide support to the group's shipyards in Bahia. With this, our second office in Rio de Janeiro was launched.
INTERNAL ASSESSMENT OF THE PROJECT
We have strengthened our technical, coordination and management skills to absorb the transfer of a major engineering project initiated by another organization. Also, our establishment in Brazil, increasing the productive capacity due to the hiring of qualified local talent.
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