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3D-powered efficiency – how VARD delivered a ship design in just 10 weeks

Teams at VARD Design & Engineering were faced with a major challenge: could they slash the typical structural design time by a third, and go from contract signing to class package in 10 weeks? Equipped with NAPA’s 3D based tools, they rose to the occasion by working smartly, creatively, and collaboratively. Here’s how they achieved […]

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KYMA: using 3D models to power yacht design innovation

The world of yacht design is one of constant innovation. Evolving customer demands are continuously prompting naval architects and structural engineers to push the boundaries of creativity, while ensuring safety and a smooth, efficient design process. Here’s how, using NAPA tools, KYMA is harnessing the latest advances in 3D ship design to turn this challenge […]

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NAPA Release 2023.2

The second NAPA Release of 2023 is now live! All the changes in the software can be found in the NAPA Release Notes 2023.2 document, which is available in NAPAnet, with the installation packages. NAPA Release 2023.2 highlights: Faster creation and management of loading conditions Many user-requested improvements for intact and damage stability analysis Towards […]

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HD Hyundai Heavy Industries, NAPA and CADMATIC join forces to develop digital shipyard

Partnership between software providers and the world’s largest shipyard will digitalize and streamline the ship design and construction process, enabling the fast-paced innovation needed to support shipping’s decarbonization transition.  Ulsan, Helsinki and Turku, 18 January 2024 – HD Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s largest shipyard, has announced a joint development project (JDP) with NAPA and […]

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How to model your alternative fuels future

Want to know what your fleet’s alternative fuels future will look like? You’re not alone. As new energy sources make their entry on global fleets, shipping is craving certainty. But there is no need for fortune-telling – instead, simulation tools can reveal what to expect in terms of new ship designs, operations, and costs, for […]

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NAPA User Meeting 2024

Join us for an insightful and engaging NAPA User Meeting 2024 event, scheduled to take place in the vibrant city of Malaga, Spain. Mark your calendars for May 2024 – Your journey into the future of maritime technology awaits! Dates and Venue Date Program Monday 20 May 2024 Opening event (19:00->) Tuesday 21 May 2024 […]

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SDARI, BV and NAPA joint project validates benefits of 3D model-based classification approvals

20 November 2023: Bureau Veritas (BV), a world leader in testing, inspection and certification, the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) and NAPA, a global provider of maritime software and data services, have completed the first phase of a Joint Development Project (JDP) to enable 3D model-based approvals for the classification of ships.    […]

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NAPA Initial Online Training

Dive into the World of NAPA, online! The initial training course is intended for people with none or very little NAPA knowledge. After the course, the participants have basic knowledge about NAPA as a ship design and statutory calculation program. The participants are able to create their own ship project from scratch and after defining […]

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Taking wind propulsion to the next level with voyage optimization

A joint simulation project between NAPA, Norsepower, and Sumitomo Heavy Industries has validated the emissions reduction potential of combining wind propulsion with voyage optimization. The results so far are impressive, confirming that the technologies can deliver up to 28% emissions reductions on average – but we are not stopping there. Phase two of the project […]

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Collaborate on more efficient design today for greener ships tomorrow

The NAPA User Meeting 2023 has shown how the ship design community can come together, sharing expertise and practical experience to make processes more efficient and fit for an era of fast-paced innovation. This collaborative spirit will be essential to help the sector keep up with rapid changes and fully play its part in shipping’s […]

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