Additionally, 150,000 hours of expertise will also be supported for the boat design and build, in order to aid the team in their ambitions to win the oldest international sporting trophy in the world.
Siemens will be helping to develop the AC62 boats - which have the potential to reach speeds of up to 45 knots, or 52 miles per hour. Using advanced digital and software technologies Siemens will enable the design and testing the boats in virtual environments. This will be supported by a solid bank of data which can be used to fine tune the design of the boats so that they can constantly evolve to meet the needs of the Ben Ainslie Racing team.
Siemens PLM Software is a leading provider of product lifecycle management software. The software helps thousands of companies make products by optimising their production processes, from planning and development through manufacturing and support. The company has a large Research & Development presence in the UK, with over 400 software engineers based at its Cambridge development centre.
Siemens NX and Teamcenter software will form the digital backbone of the boat development process allowing the entire engineering team to design, develop, simulate and manufacture in the virtual world. The Siemens software manages the complete boat definition and revisions as the boat is developed, and also manages the alterations required based on the on-going changes in requirements from the sailing team.
Technical support is provided by Majenta PLM professional services team, who will become an integral part of the Ben Ainslie Racing design team. Majenta PLM is one of the UK’s leading Siemens PLM Software Solution Providers and is also a Platinum Partner.