Tag Archives: Marine

US shipbuilding: a study in contrasts

Did you know that US shipyards built 1260 ships in 2012? And that 99% of the units were commercial while 60% of the revenue seen by the builders was from the military? Me neither — I had suspected but had no … Continue reading


Engineers RULE: Righting the Costa Concordia

Were you glued to the TV/Interwebs the day the Costa Concordia was righted? I definitely was. The cruise ship ran aground and capsized off the Italian island of Giglio nearly two years ago, where it has lain as engineers, regulators … Continue reading


AVEVA H1 2013 revenue up 15%

Switching gears from the day’s activities here in Amsterdam but still staying with the infrastructure/AEC theme, here is a quick update on AVEVA’s solid results for the first half of fiscal 2013, with broad-based growth reported in many regions, end-markets … Continue reading


Siemens on PLM, Mars, shipbuilding and so much more

Get this: we’re using Teamcenter to visualize a car, trying to assess the impact of a design change. First, we zoom in on the components that are in a specific area a foot forward of the steering wheel. Then we … Continue reading


Quickies: AVEVA and Hexagon

It’s not even 8AM here on the East Coast of the US, and we’ve already had a boatload of news to get the week off to a running start. First up, AVEVA announced that it is partnering with Infosys to speed … Continue reading


AVEVA’s F12 ahead on all counts

It’s hard to come up with a single headline. Total revenue: £195.9 million, up 13% and ahead of analysts’ forecasts of £192 million. Profit before tax of £62.3 million versus median estimate of £61.5 million. Cash balance of £178.9 million … Continue reading


AVEVA’s fiscal 2012: “strong finish”

AVEVA today offered a sneak preview of its performance during the September 2011 – March 2012 portion of their fiscal year. Full results will be announced on May 28. The wording of the announcement makes it a bit difficult to … Continue reading


DS strengthens composites sim

Dassault Systèmes today announced that is has acquired Simulayt Limited, a provider of composites and advanced draping simulation technology. We all know composites are where it’s at in terms of reducing weight while meeting performance requirements, so this acquisition makes … Continue reading


AVEVA making steady progress

AVEVA released an interim statement today, in which it briefly goes over business trends seen in the June quarter (AVEVA reports in more detail twice a year). The statement used words such as “further growth”, “strengthening” and “steady progress” — … Continue reading


PP&M: Solving Complex Problems

My head is spinning after 2+ days at Hexagon’s first user conference since the close of the Intergraph acquisition. This is one complicated company!  First, a couple of general impressions, then some detail from the PP&M keynotes. I attended Monday’s investor … Continue reading