The Mechanical Engineering department designs the schematic diagrams of the technical systems and carries out the corresponding calculations. The department specialises in the 3D coordination of technical systems, including those of co-designers. In collaboration with other departments within Vuyk Engineering Groningen (VEG), these systems are reproduced in 3D at a very early stage of the design process.
Understanding the client’s requirements right from the very start of an assignment is key. The client’s wishes form the basis of a package that is presented to classification societies for approval.
Immediately following the approval and on the basis of the 3D bulkhead model, the main propulsion system, the most important pipeline systems, and the other major equipment pieces are integrated. This creates a very good picture of the required spaces in the design. Later we elaborate this for each system in more detailed sections, so that workshop drawings and logistical information can subsequently be generated.
The advantages of starting so early with the 3D coordination are numerous. For example, it is possible to reserve space as efficiently as possible and to resolve potential conflicts. This minimises the risk of changes becoming necessary at a later stage of the engineering process or during production.
Throughout this process, discussions with the client take place based on a 3D e-browser image, so that even without specific technical knowledge he will have a clear picture of the end result. At prearranged regular intervals, the client receives updates from this browser and can directly enter feedback into it. This increases the interaction between all concerned.
VEG has become very adept at generating detail and production information from the client feedback in the phase after a 3D model has been created. In addition to the system, section and outfitting drawings, logistical information is an important aspect in achieving a successful completion.
The Mechanical Engineering department team is specialised in the preparation of diagrams and execution of calculations that are necessary in the engineering of the marine systems and production of detailed drawings.
Ballast water treatment systems
VEG is also able to support clients through the ability of the Mechanical Engineering department to identify the need for and to manage subprojects. An excellent example of this is the comparison of different ballast water treatment systems and the selection of the best application for a particular type of ship.