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CADMATIC boosting modified ship ballast water treatment projects in China

Headway Technology Group (Qingdao) Co., Ltd

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In May 2019, Headway Technology Group (Qingdao) Co., Ltd purchased CADMATIC software for the design of modified ship ballast water treatment projects. The high-tech company is headquartered in Qingdao, China from where it provides R&D services and produces and sells high-tech marine accessories worldwide. Headway’s OceanGuard Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) is the first non-European brand to obtain DNV Type Approval.

“With CADMATIC we can complete design work better and faster.”

Meeting higher design standards

In recent years, Headway has seen strong growth in the number of orders it has received. At the same time, its customers’ requirements have also become more demanding. As a result, the company’s original design methods could no longer meet the design standards required on the market.

Headway saw this as an opportunity to acquire more powerful design software. They found that CADMATIC’s “forward design mode” was in line with Headway’s design concept and that it, therefore, allows them to work based on Headway’s internal logic of how design projects start and progress.

Headway headquarters in Qingdao, China.

Fast implementation

After software training, Headway directly applied CADMATIC in its latest design project. Mr. Haifeng Lin, who is responsible for designing installation plans for ballast water equipment in ships, indicates that CADMATIC’s pipeline generation is very convenient.

“We get alerts if there is a collision and the various views help the user to meet design requirements. For example, surrounding images are clearly visible in the tracking view. In addition, the generated data is extremely accurate. CADMATIC updates features according to users’ needs, which helps us to use the software better. CADMATIC’s powerful functions fully meet our design requirements.”

Advantages in ballast water treatment projects

Ballast water treatment projects are an important business area for Headway. The company’s OceanGuard Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) is a high-tech marine product independently developed and produced by the company. It is the first non-European brand to obtain DNV Type Approval in the world. Headway is also the first BWMS manufacturer to win full-scale DNV Type Approval. The OceanGuard BWMS has already obtained approval by USCG, DNVGL,ABS, BV, CCS, NK, RINA, RS, and certification from mainstream countries.

3D arrangement of piping and equipment in bulk carrier design.

When asked about the advantages of CADMATIC in ballast water treatment projects, Mr. Lin highlights the following points:

  1. Complete and powerful functions such as model creation.
  2. The database can be built for file sharing. Multiple people can work on one project at the same time.
  3. Automatically-generated piping spools, foundation drawings, BOMs, which greatly shortens the production design time.

According to Mr. Lin, the developments in Headway’s scale and business led to greater demands on the integrity and accuracy of designs. The use of CADMATIC has helped the company to cope with these demands.

“With CADMATIC we can complete design work better and faster.” 

CADMATIC 3D model and point cloud.

About Headway

Headway Technology Group (Qingdao) Co., Ltd. is a high-tech enterprise that specializes in professional R&D as well as the production and sale of high-tech marine accessories. It also provides a professional after-sales service worldwide.

Headway has an independent R&D center and production base in the Qingdao Hi-tech Park. In addition, it has a subsidiary company in Shanghai, and branch offices in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dalian, Zhoushan, Shanhaiguan, Nantong, Huangdao and other cities. Headway has more than 120 service stations in 56 countries around the world, creating a uniquely comprehensive global service system. 

Headway’s product range covers environmental protection, communication and navigation, automation equipment and other fields.

The internally-developed OceanGuard BWMS has gained a significant global market share quickly due to its advanced technology, compact structure and low power consumption. 

Voyage Data Recorder, another mature product to which Headway owns the complete independent intellectual property rights, has successfully been applied to ships around the world.

Headway also produces a range of high-power LED lighting products that are sold around the world.

Headway’s compact OceanGuard ballast water management system boasts low power consumption and advanced technology.