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Creative Systems, Inc.

Creative Systems is the originator of GHS, the well- known PC-based simulator of vessels in ? uids and ? uids in vessels. GHS is a software system for the design and evaluation of all types of ships and ? oating structures. It addresses ? otation, trim, stability and strength by calcu- lating the forces involved using mathematical/geometri- cal models of the vessels. Developed by Creative Systems,


Inc. speci? cally for today’s computers, GHS has become widely recognized as the most productive tool of its kind.


It is continually being extended and improved to ensure its continued leadership and excellence in response to in- creasing sophistication of stability standards and comput- ing technology. GHS is well-proven, reliable, respected by management and engineering services on the front-end regulatory agencies and in constant use by major design to troubleshooting and complete life-cycle support, FM- ? rms and shipyards. GHS is truly general-purpose. Not SNA provides support to a range of clients including, only does it handle ship hulls, but also anything that ? oats most notaby, the U.S. Department of Defense. FMSNA or contains liquid - or both. It has been used to analyze has been awarded a multiple award contract (MAC I) to and/or design submarines, SWATHs, dry docks, drilling support sustainment efforts for Littoral Combat Ships platforms, 10-foot sailboats, 300-meter freighters, ? oat- (LCS) homeported in Mayport, Fla. FMSNA was one of ing bridges, and even a ? oating golf green. GHS addresses two companies awarded for a ? ve-year $1.3 billion Inde? - simple and complex stability issues including intermediate nite Delivery, Inde? nite Quantity (IDIQ) contract as the stages of ? ooding, spilling of cargo, and optimizing against Navy seeks competition and value for service to the LCS complex stability criteria. ? eet. This award gives FMSNA the opportunity to bid on individual delivery orders for the Freedom variant LCS, including planned, continuous, emergent, and complex

Fincantieri maintenance availabilities, as well as corrosion control and facilities maintenance throughout the world.

Marine Systems

FMSNA brings expertise in integrating propulsion and

Fincantieri Marine Systems North America (FMSNA) machinery systems to a ship’s hull form, offering high quality, “best value” to their clients. As opposed to mere are expert technicians and maintainers of maritime sys- tems, such as propulsion, power generation and related hardware vendors, FMSNA’s added value comes from be- condition-based monitoring systems. From program ing system engineers that deliver a fully integrated pack- 70 | MN October 2021

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