SPECIALIZED COMPETENCIES

OUR COMPETENCE AREAS

Large projects, such as ship construction, are headed by a project manager. The project group consists of personnel from each competence area in order to be able to handle all the stages in a newbuilding project, from the idea phase to delivery. This transboundary way of working contributes to broadening each employee’s knowledge.

STENA TEKNIK IS ACTIVE IN FOUR AREAS

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The structure team is responsible for the vessel’s strength and corrosion protection. They ensure that regulations and functional requirements are satisfied and that the vessel has a sound structure that ensures its functionality over time. Designing coating systems and other corrosion protection measures suitable for the vessel’s service and maintenance is part of their work.

It is important to be aware of the loads and forces a vessel is exposed to and how the structure response both globally and locally. For RoRo vessels, the wheel and axle loads of rolling cargo are important parameters. For tankers and offshore vessels design, wave-induced loads are the most important factor when calculating fatigue effects on the vessel’s structure. We make sure that all perspectives of the structural integrity are acknowledged.

The hydrodynamics team is responsible for providing good hydrostatics and hydrodynamic qualities for all our vessels. Our task is to develop efficient ships that minimize the energy consumed to propel the vessel while maximizing the cargo capacity.

Model testing of ship hulls plays an important role in the search for efficient hull forms. Hulls must also be seaworthy and have a large load carrying capacity with good stability. Both when the vessel is intact and when it has sustained damage to its hull.

The work also involves review of documents and drawings for newbuildings and conversions in order to ensure that they satisfy the terms of the contract and fulfills rules and regulations. This includes as example stability, speed/power relationship and maneuverability requirements.

We make every effort to ensure conformity between contracts and technical specifications. The documents must thoroughly describe what is being purchased, including price, payment terms, performance, function and delivery date. A well-formulated contract together with technical specification is the backbone of the project and will assist the project manager to reach all objectives as well as reducing the risk of misunderstandings between our suppliers and us. Procurement and Purchasing works preventively and is an important integrated part of every project at an early stage.

We are responsible for ensuring that we get what we have ordered and for reducing any project-related risks. Much of our time is devoted to contract negotiations and our ambition is to sign a balanced contract that describes the obligations and rights agreed on by the parties in a correct and comprehensive way.

We assist in cases of patent infringement related to Stena Teknik’s patent portfolio. Our work also involves developing and improving our relations with suppliers, supporting the project managers in their everyday work and improving the tools used for cost estimates and evaluations of shipyard prices.

Machinery and systems focuses on ship system design and equipment. We are responsible for ensuring that vessels under construction satisfy the requirements laid down in the specification concerning functionality, reliability, maintenance and life cycle. We constantly strive toward a more energy efficient solution and apply a holistic view of the entire machinery and supporting equipment systems.

Our work involves development and evaluation of the different systems on board, e.g. propulsion, electrical power generation, cargo handling and ventilation. In other words, we handle everything from overall system structure to the choice and evaluation of equipment and components.

SPECIALIST COMPETENCES

Each competence area listed above is headed by an experienced area manager with a team of up to four specialists. These areas are supported by specialist competences in project management, sustainability, arctic technology and marine standards.

All tasks are defined as project and consequently, we are constantly working to improve and refine our project management skills. The project manager is responsible for the project being completed in accordance with all objectives including time and budget. The project manager is responsible for contacts with the customer and external parties.

A new employee is very soon assigned to one or more projects and is gradually given more and more responsibility.

We evaluate and propose environmental improvements to the group’s activities. Environmental and political monitoring and continuous dialogue with stakeholders enables us to prepare future investments at an early stage. We are also responsible for handling internal reporting on sustainability issues and contacts with relevant national and international authorities and trade

Our arctic specialist competence is focused on supporting our customers interest for operation in the Polar regions and other areas with ice-infested waters and harsh environment. Our competences comprise of design for icebreaking and ice operations, ice management, ice model testing, ice load measurements, winterization etc.

In an increasingly more regulated world, our Marine Standards Advisor follows the development of rules and regulations in IMO, EU and related forums. The ever ongoing process for improving safety and environment protection, with good purpose, needs involvement from the industry in order to support the authorities on how to reach the best results in a balanced way. Our customers need to know which standards to fulfill and what is expected, both in a near future and further ahead.