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Tuesday, August 11, 2020 

industrial software company Aveva has supported the restoration of a historic steam ship, the 'TS Queen Mary' with a 100,000 donation of Aveva Marine Suite software.

Aveva will supply its shipbuilding software, that offers integrated 1D, 2D and 3D engineering and design tools, to support the Friends of TS Queen Mary and naval architects Brookes Bell in their plans to restore the vessel.

Friends of TS Queen Mary and Brookes Bell chose Aveva’s shipbuilding solution to capture the complex shapes of the ship’s design. The software used previously was not parametric, meaning it required a great deal of manual input, increasing the risk of potential inaccuracies. Aveva’s advanced software will enable the original vessel structure to be 3D-modelled accurately and in detail, seamlessly linking the model to construction and production drawings, so that shipyard production information for replacement parts can be efficiently produced.

The TS Queen Mary was built in 1933 at the Denny shipyard and is the last survivor of her particular ship type, the iconic Clyde steamer. Now being preserved as a museum ship, TS Queen Mary was powered by three direct drive steam turbines, and carried 2,086 passengers, making her the largest excursion steamer on the River Clyde.

Craig Hayman, CEO of Aveva said: “Aveva is incredibly proud to be supporting the Friends of TS Queen Mary with the restoration this historic vessel. The Queen Mary is a shining example of the UK’s history of innovation and design and this restoration and preservation opportunity taking advantage our state-of-the-art software is an accolade that we are proud to earn. This project will not only enable us to learn more about this historic ship and its famous predecessors but will also provide great insight and know-how for the future development and restoration of similar vessels.”

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