Keppel Singmarine Improves Engineering and Design Productivity for Intergraph Smart™ 3D-designed Flagship Vessel

Client of leading Singaporean shipyard announces naming ceremony for new offshore pipelay and construction vessel

06 April 2016

Leading Singaporean shipyard Keppel Singmarine boosted its engineering and design productivity using Intergraph Smart™ 3D for a recently completed flagship vessel for its client, McDermott International (McDermott). A naming ceremony will be held April 14, 2016 to officially launch the DLV 2000 as a class 3 dynamically positioned vessel.

As part of McDermott’s global offshore pipelay and construction fleet, the DLV 2000 combines a 2,200-ton revolving crane with a deepwater S-lay pipelay system configured to install pipelines with diameters ranging from 4.5 to 60 inches in water depths up to 10,000 feet. It can accommodate up to 400 personnel to facilitate large hook-up and commissioning projects and incorporates a large, open deck of 43,000 square feet to allow the transportation and assembly of large subsea structures; enabling safe and efficient stand-alone operations in remote areas.

The vessel has also been designed and constructed to accommodate a deepwater, 500-ton flexlay system that can be installed, at a future date, in response to specific market needs.

After a competitive evaluation process, Keppel Singmarine selected next-generation design solution Smart 3D to execute the engineering design work for the DLV 2000. Smart 3D is an all-in-one solution for plant and marine design and engineering that employs a breakthrough engineering approach that leverages real-time concurrent design, rules, relationships and automation. It is the most advanced and productive 3D design solution that effectively enables optimized design through globally distributed concurrent engineering; increasing safety, quality and productivity, while shortening project schedules.

“We were pleased with Smart 3D during this project to design a new flagship vessel for McDermott,” said Au Yeong Kin Ho, Keppel Singmarine’s general manager (engineering). “It is a comprehensive solution for a complex vessel such as DLV 2000.”

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “Intergraph is proud to be involved in the design and build of theDLV 2000 with our longstanding customer, Keppel Singmarine. The project is a significant one for Southeast Asia’s flourishing marine and shipbuilding industries.”

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The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering solutions for plant design (process, power and marine), according to its “Engineering Design Tools for Plants and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2019.

About Keppel Singmarine
Keppel Singmarine possesses a strong track record for reliable and versatile newbuild solutions, having constructed some 400 ships of diverse types and sophistication levels for a global customer base. It is part of Keppel Offshore & Marine, a global leader in offshore rig design, construction and repair, ship repair and conversion, and specialized shipbuilding. For more information, visit

About Intergraph Process, Power & Marine
Soon to be known as Hexagon Process, Power & Marine, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine is the leading global provider of engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities.

Process, Power & Marine is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B;, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.

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