Changes in NAPA organization

Ilmo Kuutti appointed as President of NAPA Group

Naval Architect Ilmo Kuutti, who has been working for NAPA since 1991, has been appointed to the position of President of NAPA Group. 

Under Kuutti's leadership, NAPA is organized to serve its maritime customers even better, through three business units; NAPA Design Solutions, NAPA Safety Solutions, and NAPA Shipping Solutions

Read more how those looking for industry-leading design tools, those with a focus on ensuring safety and accountability within their organizations and those looking for more optimized and efficient vessel operations, can benefit from NAPA's domain knowledge, expertise and customer-focused service, press release.                                                                                                                                                                                       

NAPA Designer - a new revolutionary geometry modelling tool

NAPA is launching an interactive, easy to use application for geometry modelling of ship structures and compartments as well as statutory compliance.

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NAPA Designer is an interactive state of the art geometry modelling tool for Naval Architecture and NAPA’s 3D structure design application NAPA Steel. It brings a completely new way of making real interactive ship design from concept level naval architecture up to structural plan approval and engineering. NAPA Designer offers an intuitive 3D modelling interface, requiring little training for a vessel designer to adapt to from a conventional 2D approach.

NAPA Designer was developed in close co-operation and valuable input from over 200 NAPA customers in 22 countries. Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, and Idean, a global design firm specializing in superior User eXperiences played an important role in research and development work. Combining extensive, systematic R&D with NAPA’s 25 years’ experience in ship design software development we can now deliver a best-in-class solution, allowing design teams to meet the challenges of the future with confidence. NAPA Designer will deliver a significantly improved design platform for new and existing NAPA users alike and allow them to meet ship modelling requirements without additional time investment.

Examples of powerful NAPA Designer usage:

NAPA Designer for Structure Design: NAPA Designer & NAPA Steel & interface_to_rules for CSR BC&OT.
Together with the NAPA’s structure design application NAPA Steel and the extensive collection of class society rule interfaces it forms an effective packages for plan approval of many special ships and especially for CSR BC&OT ships. Read more in press release.

NAPA Designer for Statutory Compliance: NAPA Designer & NAPA Statutory Compliance manager.
The power of NAPA Designer can be used effectively together with Statutory Compliance manager for producing statutory calculations and high quality, comprehensive reports like Loading Manual and Stability Booklet. Read more in press release.

Please check also NAPA Designer tutorial videos in Youtube.

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Success Stories

NAPA's 3D Design Tools Drive Productivity at SUNGDONG

Structural design throughput time for whole vessel models reduced by up to four weeks with NAPA Designer and NAPA Steel Read more »

Japanese Kyokuyo Shipyard to improve its structural design process with NAPA Steel

NAPA’s customer base has grown steadily for NAPA Steel. We are honoured to announce the newest NAPA Steel user in Japan; Kyokuyo Shipyard Corporation. We welcome Kyokuyo Shipyard to benefit from th... Read more »

NAPA Data Analysis leads to €3 million investment and first commercial order for Norsepower

NAPA analysis verifies that twice the rotor sails delivers double fuel savings; 6.1% reduction in fuel consumption recorded, avoiding 1,200 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. Read more »

ClassNK-NAPA GREEN - a Comprehensive Eco-Efficiency Solution for Ship Owners and Operators

ClassNK-NAPA GREEN offers ship owners and operators a comprehensive solution to reduce fuel costs and emissions. It is a total solution for planning, monitoring and follow-up of ship operations. Th... Read more »

Bore - NAPA collaboration demonstrates environmental and financial value of operational efficiency software

1,000 tonnes of CO2 saved plus 5.8% reduction in fuel consumption, equivalent to $210,000 Read more »


May 09, 2017

NAPA User Meeting 2017, 6 – 8 June, 2017, Clarion Hotel, Helsinki, Finland

The main event in 2017 for users of NAPA Design Solutions. The registration time is ending soon, please sign up now for interesting talks about Naval Architecture and Structural Design!

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Mar 29, 2017

Ilmo Kuutti NAPA Groupin uudeksi toimitusjohtajaksi

Meriteollisuuden ohjelmistotalo pyrkii lähemmäksi asiakkaitaan

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Mar 29, 2017

Ilmo Kuutti appointed as President of NAPA Group

New organization to serve maritime industry even better

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Feb 13, 2017

Hyundai Heavy Industries Chooses NAPA Steel for Paradigm Shift in Ship Design

Hyundai Heavy Industries achieves paradigm shift in ship design by using new 3D model-based software from NAPA

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Nov 07, 2016

NAPA Training Course Schedule 2017

The NAPA training program featuring courses for both beginners and advanced NAPA users. All courses are arranged in Helsinki, Finland, if not otherwise stated.

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Sep 01, 2016

NAPA and FURUNO announce collaboration to bring digital reporting to mainstream shipping

Maritime digitalisation heavyweights put Big Data and the Internet of Things within the reach of all vessels

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Jul 21, 2016

NAPA Chooses AutoCAD OEM to Deliver World-Leading Structural Drawings

NAPA Drafting incorporates the world’s most proven CAD system to automatically generate accurate 2D drawings from 3D ship designs

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May 25, 2016

Nanol Proves 2% Fuel-Savings from Lubricant Additive

Independent data analysis and verification by NAPA confirms additive effectiveness and secures high-profile venture capitalist meetings

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Apr 12, 2016

The Autonomous Vessel - Tomorrow's Vision is Today's Reality

The Rolls-Royce led Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications (AAWA) initiative that NAPA is part of unveiled its vision of remote and autonomous shipping that is quickly becoming a reality.

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Feb 16, 2016

ClassNK releases new PrimeShip-HULL(HCSR) system

PrimeShip-HULL(HCSR) system's data linkage with NAPA Steel that has been updated to include all structural members in the fore and the aft of bulk carriers and oil tankers, will enable ship designers to reduce modelling time remarkably.

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Jan 29, 2016

Performance Monitoring and Verification Drives Orders and Investment for Norsepower

NAPA data analysis and fuel-saving verification leads to €3 million investment and first commercial order for a Flettner rotor

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Jan 26, 2016

Namura Shipbuilding Introduces ClassNK-NAPA GREEN

Tokyo, 26 January 2016 – The fleet performance management and optimization system ClassNK-NAPA GREEN jointly developed by leading classification society ClassNK and the global leader in maritime software, services and data analysis, NAPA, has been introduced to a newbuilding by Namura Shipbuilding. The move was spearheaded by Namura Shipbuilding based on the shipowner’s acceptance.

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Nov 05, 2015

NAPA Expands Global Network with New German Office

Sales Director Lars Nickel appointed to head German division of NAPA

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Oct 22, 2015

3D Design Tools Drive Productivity at SUNGDONG

Structural design throughput time for whole vessel models reduced by up to four weeks with NAPA Designer and NAPA Steel

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May 25, 2017 - May 27, 2017


Welcome to meet NAPA at Bari-Ship exhibition in Imabari, Japan.

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May 30, 2017 - Jun 02, 2017

Nor-Shipping 2017

Welcome to meet NAPA at Nor-Shipping in Oslo, Norway.

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Jun 06, 2017 - Jun 08, 2017

NAPA User Meeting 2017

The main event in 2017 for users of our NAPA Design Solutions. The registration time is ending soon, please sign up now for interesting talks about Naval Architecture and Structural Design!

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Oct 24, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017

Kormarine 2017

Welcome to meet NAPA at Kormarine 2017 in Busan, Korea.

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Dec 05, 2017 - Dec 08, 2017

Marintec China 2017

Welcome to meet NAPA at Marintec China 2017 exhibition in Shanghai in December.

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