Posted on Sep 05, 2017
A company with more than 40 years’ experience: starting as the detail engineering department of Centraalstaal B.V. in 1972, DEKC has developed their knowledge and expertise to become an independent knowledge center for the maritime industry. DEKC Maritime offers design, detail engineering and operational support. Recently, the company changed its name from CIG Maritime Technology to DEKC Maritime. Before CIG Maritime Technology the name Vuyk Engineering Groningen was used.
Familiar with every step of the design process
From concept to complete basic design and further, DEKC Maritime can do complete ship designs as well as support customers in every design phase. The design and engineering departments of DEKC are specialized in hull design and optimization with CFD, and do complex stability calculations, seakeeping analyses, structural design, finite element analysis, marine system design, engine room design as well as flag and classification regulations. DEKC meets clients’ requirements efficiently by applying its structured design method.
Windfarm Support Vessel 88
Van Oord Aeolus, jack-up offshore installation vessel
Complete range of marine engineering
DEKC’s detail engineering department handles a complete range of marine engineering from construction workshop drawings, production fairing, shell plate development, pipe isometrics and outfitting drawings to tailor-made production information. DEKC assists its customers to optimize their cutting, forming, building and logistic processes with the help of the latest 3D design software and their extensive knowledge.
Always on stand by for operational support
DEKC’s engineers have a hands-on and no-nonsense attitude when it comes to operational support. The company offers support for complex transport operations, (temporary) foundation design, complete logistical management, consultancy in case of ship damage, refits, feasibility studies, classification issues and much more.
Virtual Reality-The latest development in-house
DEKC’s creation of a virtual reality environment for design and projects is based on the 3D CADMATIC project database. With a headset and controllers, it is possible to walk through a ship.
Benefiting design process
Getting ideas of proportions and dimensions is the biggest benefit gained from virtual reality in the design process, which is not possible with current project review tools or 2D drawings. For example, when designing an emergency exit on a ship, the location is chosen based on the most optimal route seen in the model. In the virtual reality environment, a designer can test the location with escape drills. The designer, thus, gains a more objective perspective by taking crew or passenger perspectives into consideration.
Customers may not be satisfied with the result even if all attempts are made to meet their requests. With virtual reality 100% satisfaction can be achieved. During the design process, the designers and customers can always walk around virtually in the model, check details of objects, and calculate distances between different components. By experiencing everything exactly like it would be on the actual ship, the designer can understand the customer’s expectations much better.
Giving a second life to “as built” engineering models
Ship owners sometimes have to deal with communication problems between onshore and offshore personnel. One reason for the problems can be that onshore personnel lack enough knowledge about offshore work. Sending onshore crew to a ship is a costly and time-consuming activity. Virtual reality in this case provides a simulated ship tour for training purposes, which reduces the costs and time used markedly.
Virtual reality enables maintenance personnel to virtually explore the ship and receive maintenance instructions for all equipment and systems even before the ship is put into use. After the completion of the ship, it is much easier to note down when and which maintenance will be needed based on the latest information.
DEKC aims to maximize the potential of virtual reality with CADMATIC engineering models. Cor Lettenga, the managing director of DEKC Maritime, believes that virtual reality is a very useful design aid with a lot of future potential in the maritime sector.
The solid partnership between DEKC and CADMATIC
CADMATIC has been a long-term business partner of DEKC Maritime. From the first drawings to a complete vessel, DEKC uses CADMATIC Marine Design Software for 3D design and engineering.
CADMATIC’s Information Management Software, eBrowser, is used as project review tool at DEKC, which provides their customers with possibility to monitor project process.
The model in eBrowser
“I value the cooperation with DEKC Maritime a lot. It is a pleasure to work with a company that uses advanced technology and processes, and therefore also maximizes the befit of their investment in CADMATIC software. DEKC Maritime is an example of how CADMATIC software can be used very effectively,” says Theodoor de Jonge, CADMATIC Chief Commercial Officer.
(More about CADMATIC: www.cadmatic.com)
“With CADMATIC we have a long, solid and warm relationship and we believe that it is the best software to use at the moment. Our new development to export our CADMATIC model to a VR environment is very promising and I look forward to cooperating with CADMATIC on future developments like these,” Cor Lettenga, Director DEKC-Maritime.
(More about DEKC-Maritime: www.dekc-maritime.com)
From 1972 to 2017, DEKC’s passion in design & engineering has never changed. Developing new design and production techniques, new ship designs, systems and logistical and operational solutions, DEKC is ambitious to innovate constantly.
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