Team One is the partner of CCG in the United Arab Emirates region and is specialized in naval architecture, composite engineering and processing support. Early in 2011 the company joined forces with CCG Asia to win a bid for the structural engineering and processing aspects of a major order from the Indian Navy.
The order, which was placed with Solas Marine Lanka Pvt Ltd, comprises the construction of 80 fast patrol boats. A member of the Solas Marine Services Group based in Dubai, Solas Marine Lanka will build the 16 m vessels at its Sri Lanka shipyard.
The project was split into two sections, the first being to engineer a sandwich composite laminate structure for the entire vessel in compliance with the Indian Register of Shipping HSLC Rules and Regulations. The task was to fully utilize the benefits of sandwich structure and to produce a lightweight but strong and long-lasting build with low maintenance.
During the engineering phase, the team
made extensive use of design tools like FEA
(finite element analysis) to check and optimize
critical load areas. In addition, team
members used an in-house database of fiber
fractions gathered through many hours of
testing. By combining this database with
processing knowledge, they ensured that the
laminate stacks were sequenced in the best
way for strength and finish – both vital requirements
for the build quality.
Team One took the lead engineering role
in the project, with CCG providing input
in forming the design strategy. The latter
was done based on the selection of materials
and the method of building, which will be
closed-mold vacuum infusion.
In the next phase, the partners will run
onsite training and project management for
the build of the first three vessels. During
this phase they will oversee the infusion processing
of the vessel hull, deck, cabin, bulkhead
and associated parts.
All-Noor Goeffers of Team One and Todd
Henry of CCG agree that the success of the
partnership has been due to the synergies
of the two companies and a skill base that
joins design experience with sound processing
knowledge of closed molding. Together
they have designed and optimized a hightech
vessel structure that not only is easy to
implement and teach, but also offers longlasting
and trouble-free lightweight design.