SIAG Launches Offshore Wind Parks

Comprehensive solution from CAD, PDM and ERP link supports pioneering projects with the SIAG Schaaf Industrie AG a leading supplier of wind energy technology has decided ISD software and systems for the introduction of HiCAD PLM solutions and HELiOS from the House. The introduction is part of the project, which in the SIAG Schaaf Industrie AG began Emden with the integration of the manufacturing site of the nordseewerke and will open a new, innovative market with the production of steel components for the onshore wind power and for the offshore wind farms in the future. During the customization of the production facilities of the SIAG Nordsee Werke on the new requirements began, SIAG launched a selection process for CAD and PDM software at the same time. Given the existing group heterogeneous software landscape and the aspired ideal solution from CAD, PDM, and SAP coupling were examined all relevant systems and finally tested the Favorites in an intensive two-day benchmark. Process chain secure integrated solutions for the ISD Group convinced the engineers with their HiCAD and HELiOS solutions in all respects. We stand for the highest quality of our products, which are subjected to extraordinary loads on offshore installations.

A reliable process chain from design to the production is therefore for our engineers of exceptional importance”, depicts the CEO of SIAG engineering, Axel Kaiser. Therefore the integration of all business functions for the steel construction and the adjacent trades such as metal construction, plant construction and sheet metal in a system and a uniform surface is one of the most important advantages of the ISD software. Potential sources of error due to the interaction of separate solutions here completely eliminated. In addition, the ISD offers an integrated PDM solution and a proven interface to SAP with HELiOS. So we can make off completely, safe and transparent the whole engineering process”, Axel Kaiser added.

Steel construction at the highest level the expectations of the CAD-system functionality include classical steel construction, processing of pipes with diameters up to six metres and thickness up to 120 mm, as well as the integration of the required equipment at the SIAG engineering. These products require a very high accuracy of weld preparation and automated welding processes. This includes also functions for the construction of stairs, platforms, pipe bridges and equipment components inside of the wind turbines. For this purpose, HiCAD offers powerful features and tools. “Dr. Jorg Ruhwedel, Managing Director of the ISD, explains: we have developed innovative tools for the steel construction, with which we set standards in the automation of steel / plant construction projects”. Competent partners in addition to the functional decision for HiCAD and HELiOS another factor played a role should not be underestimated for the engineers: we have met the ISD as a partner with which we directly and with great flexibility our project can realize. For us it is crucial to competent contact persons with the necessary understanding of our requirements to be able to access”, happy summarizes the Managing Director. This corresponds to full and all the claims which provides the ISD itself. Dr. Jorg Ruhwedel, confirmed we maintain a close collaboration with our customers as German manufacturer. Short distances and specialized project teams are a matter of course.” By 2012, the SIAG engineering will take 48 CAD and PDM 58 jobs in operation. Long-term objective is to harmonize the software landscape in the SIAG group. ISD software and Systems GmbH, Dortmund