Fincantieri Offshore has awarded a contract to Aveva to implement Aveva Marine software in the concept design phase of Proxima, a major offshore drillship project.
Proxima is a revolutionary design with an innovative drilling system capable of significantly improving the speed of the drilling process.
The tool enables drilling more efficiently and is used by drilling contractors to boost their profitability.
Fincantieri Offshore vice-president Giuseppe Coronella said: "For a ground-breaking project like Proxima we need to have a leading-edge solution that is reliable and efficient, and AVEVA Marine has equipped us with the right tools to execute this innovative design."
Aveva EPC sales head Evgeny Fedotov said: "We are delighted that Fincantieri Offshore chose AVEVA software for the concept design of this exciting and innovative project.
"It has been developed using AVEVA Marine solutions, which can support all of Fincantieri Offshore’s design disciplines and has proved its capabilities to optimise integration between the hull and the drilling systems.
"Fincantieri has a very creative and skilled team and we look forward to working with them on other such revolutionary projects in the future."
Image: Fincantieri Offshore to use AVEVA Marine software for concept design phase of Proxima. Photo: courtesy of AVEVA Group plc.