Project Management

Following the current trend of classical consultancy activities developing into “doing the job” activities favoured by outsourcing efforts of the shipyards we have increasingly been engaged in projectmanagement - be it in the area of scientific equipment, in systems like navigation/communication or in complete ships.

In the case of scientific equipment we prepare and perform purchases: creating specifications, identifying products and companies on the market, requesting and evaluating offers, timing and arranging negotiations and fixing agreements in contracts and orders.

Having assisted the designers in the integration of the scientific equipment in the vessel, looking at fastening, foundation, ergonomic position, power supply and consumption, liquid and gaseous media supply, temperature limits, cooling and ventilation, cabling and piping, signal transfer, interfaces, cable categories, interferences and EMC- and the construction crew in performing the integration as worked out by the designers in drawings and calculations we usually resume responsibility at the stage of acceptance and seatrials.

We prepare the acceptance – and seatrialprotocols taking into account the order-specification, the results of taking-into-operation-procedures and the situation needed for the demonstration of the operation/functions. In case of failure we analyse the performance identifying and correcting misfunctions and follow the case until final acceptance before delivery of the vessel or in the warranty period.

Our activities in cases of systems are very similar, however the amount of work increases and the manpower has to be raised.

When we are entrusted with a full vessel-project-management, the character and sequence of activities do not change considerably. What is different is the depth and width and the sheer number of single procedures. The benefit of a central management of all these activities is an increasing amount of synergies and the existance of a centre, around which the now larger number of partners, subcontractors, engineers and workers, rotate. The subjects however
have increased from scientific instruments to hull building, model-tank-tests, paintsystems, propulsion plant, electrical system and lots more.