North American Shipbuilding (NAS) designs and builds offshore vessels for its parent company, Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO), and others. As part of its ship-building and repairing operations, NAS uses finite element analysis (FEA) software from ALGOR, Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
North American Shipbuilding (NAS) of Larose, Louisiana, crane-lifted this 1,000-ton superstructure as part of the assembly process for a new anchor-handling tug supply ship. Engineers used Algor FEA software to verify that the ship could withstand the lifting operation.
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