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NAPA User Meeting 2023

May 29 (7:00 pm) – June 1, 2023 (3:00 pm)

Clarion Hotel Helsinki, Tyynenmerenkatu 2, 00220 Helsinki, Finland

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1240€ (incl. VAT), please register by 15th May 2023
Program updated!

We are excited to announce that the NAPA User Meeting 2023 will be taking place this Spring in Helsinki. This annual event brings together the NAPA family to share knowledge, network, and connect in person. Due to the pandemic situation, we had to skip a few years, but we are thrilled to be able to host the event again. This is the biggest NAPA event of the year and we are looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Join us in Helsinki this Spring for the NAPA User Meeting 2023!



The program will be packed with interesting presentations around the hot topics in the maritime industry, such as 3D model based approval, decarbonization and more efficient ship design process. You will hear the latest news about NAPA solutions for ship design and different NAPA user organizations will share their success stories with NAPA. Also, the participants will have a possibility to join different hands-on workshops, training and demo sessions.

Monday 29th May 19:00- Opening party at Clarion Hotel
Tuesday 30th May 09:00-16:00 General presentations
16:30- Evening event and dinner
Wednesday 31st May 09:00-17:00 Workshop sessions and general presentations
19:00- Dinner and closing party
Thursday 1st June 09:00-15:00 Simultaneous hands-on training and demo sessions, and meetings with the NAPA staff (note: separate booking required)


Detailed program Register now!

Book a Meeting with Us

The third day of NAPA User Meeting 2023 has been reserved for the user training and demo sessions, and face-to-face meetings. You have now an opportunity to book a short meeting with us, by informing about it during the registration.

Contact Person in NAPA

Should you have any questions regarding NAPA User Meeting 2023, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Pirjo Anttonen, by e-mail:


A confirmation email will include further instructions to book the accommodation for your stay in Helsinki.

Watch our memories and moments from NAPA User Meeting 2018.


Monday, May 29

Get-Together Party at 19:00 – 23:00 at Clarion Hotel

Tuesday, May 30

Time Subject
09:00 – 10:30 Opening of NAPA User Meeting 2023  | NAPA

Greetings from NAPA Design Solutions | NAPA

Product News | NAPA

10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:35 VARD’s NAPA Journey – Using NAPA Across Borders | Vard Design & Engineering, Norway

Loading Conditions in NAPA Designer | NAPA

NAPA’s Virtual Voyage Simulation of Wind Assisted Ships in Design Phase | Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering, Japan; Norsepower, Finland; NAPA

Making 3D Model-Based Approval a Reality | ClassNK & Nihon Shipyard, Japan; NAPA

12:35 – 13:30 Lunch


Time NAPA Naval Architecture NAPA Steel
13:40 – 15:10 NAPA Designer in Daily Work for Hull Form Design | HSVA, Germany

NAPA Engineer – A New Solution for Naval Architectural Analysis | NAPA

Introduction of Review Cases for Isolated Vapor Pocket within LPG Cargo Tank | Hanwha Ocean, Korea

NAPA Steel Integration | NAPA; CADMATIC, Finland; PROSTEP, Germany

Whole Ship FE model for Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) by using NAPA Steel | Hanwha Ocean, Korea

NAPA Steel for Superyachts | Lateral Naval Architects, United Kingdom

15:10 – 15:40 Break
15:40 – 16:30 Floating Offshore Structures  | NAPA

Offshore Wind Turbine Stability | Elomatic Engineering, Finland

Streamlining the Ship Structural Optimization Process by Using an Early 3D Product Model | Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering, Japan; NAPA

Development of a Direct Interface between NAPA and SeaTrust-HullScan for Efficient Classification Approval | Korean Register, Korea

Evening activities at 17:30 – 19:00

Dinner at 19:00 – 23:00

Wednesday, May 31

Time Subject
09:00 – 10:30 First workshop sessions

  1. Damage Stability FAQ: The workshop will present the most frequently asked questions and answers of damage stability calculations. The workshop will also demonstrate the latest development in the damage stability applications and provide a quick look at the future development plans. Note: The same workshop is organized twice.
  2. Getting Started with Hull Form Modeling with NAPA Designer: The workshop is intended for those who have little or no experience on working with NAPA Designer for hull form modeling. The participants have a possibility to model a hull form during the workshop by using the latest NAPA Designer software.
  3. Latest Development of NAPA Steel: The workshop will present the latest development of NAPA Steel for structural design and modeling.
10:30 -11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Second workshop sessions

  1. Damage Stability FAQ: The workshop will present the most frequently asked questions and answers of damage stability calculations. The workshop will also demonstrate the latest development in the damage stability applications and provide a quick look at the future development plans. Note: The same workshop is organized twice.
  2. Comparison of Alternative Fuel Ships Using Operational Simulation Tools: Alternative fuels are gaining more space as the go-to solution for newbuilds. This transition is driven by the new regulations and environmental ambitions concerning green-house gas emissions in the maritime sector. At NAPA, we want to support this transition with the best possible ship design tools. In this workshop, we will take a deep-dive into designing one of NAPA’s demo ships, the D-Bulker, to use different types of alternative fuels as its primary power source. We will also utilize a proof-of-concept level methodology to assess the new designs under actual operating conditions, in order to make preliminary estimates on the CAPEX + OPEX of the designs.
  3. Benefits of Early FE model: Decoupling the structural analysis from the structural design is one of the keys for making early analysis possible. FE mesh should be quick to extract from the the structural model during different stages of the project. This workshop focuses on defining mesh parameters that are so general that they do not age as the project progresses. Starting analysis with a coarse mesh model is often desired. We will look at how you can you leave out certain structures and idealize others. Updating the steel model based on the FE model will also be discussed.
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:45 Third workshop sessions

  1. Hints & Tricks: The good old Hints & Tricks workshop is back. The session presents a bunch of useful tips to use NAPA software packages more efficiently in daily work.
  2. Advanced Hull Form Modeling Techniques with NAPA Designer: The workshop will present useful techniques for hull form modeling in NAPA Designer. This workshop will explore how to make most out from combining interactive modeling tools and definition editor.
  3. C# Scripting in NAPA Designer: The workshop session provides fun and easy examples to learn C# scripts in NAPA Designer. Scripts can boost your workflow and open your mind to see new possibilities with NAPA 3D model.
14:45 -15:15 Break


Time Subject
15:15 – 17:00 Progress to Work Less | Meccano Engineering, Italy

3D Model Based Approval | Bureau Veritas, France and Damen Engineering Gdansk, Poland

Optimization of Ship Design by Front Loading | NYK Line, Japan

Collaborative Single-Model Design Platform for Ships of Tomorrow | NAPA

Closing Party at 19:00 – 23:00

Thursday, June 1

Time Training Sessions NAPA Labs
09:00 – 10:30
  1. Geometry Modeling for Stability Calculations with NAPA Designer: NAPA Designer offers a quick interactive modeling environment for compartments and other geometry definitions required for stability calculations. The training session introduces the best practices for compartment modeling in NAPA Designer, and a quick loading condition analysis with the latest tools.
  2. NAPA Drafting for 2D Structural Drawings: From zero to 2D hero! We start with ready 3D NAPA Steel model, and empty 2D drawing. In 90min we create necessary Drafting settings and end-up with automatic creation of classification and structural drawings. It is almost like magic.
At NAPA Labs, you can see and try out new published and unpublished features of NAPA products. NAPA Labs is a great opportunity to discuss with our developers and designers, and to affect to our future development.
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Training sessions continue NAPA Labs cont.
12:30 – 13:40 Lunch
13:40 – 15:00 Meetings Meetings



Please register by 15th May 2023!

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Terms and Conditions

Please note that by submitting the registration form, I accept the following cancellation policy: Registered delegates who do not attend or who cancel after 15 May 2023, are liable for the entire meeting fee. All cancellations must be made by email. Another person from your organization may take your place at the meeting, at no extra charge. Please notify us in case of any changes by email.

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The meeting fee includes:

  • Attendance in all three meeting days
  • Meeting material
  • Lunches and refreshments
  • Attendance in the Opening Party on Monday
  • Dinners on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings

The price includes VAT 24 % which is non-deductible and it will be invoiced after the meeting.

Health Policy

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all attendees at our event. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will be following the latest updated health policies and guidelines to ensure the well-being of everyone in attendance. We kindly ask that all guests take responsibility for their own health and well-being, and if you have any fever or cold symptoms, please consider skipping the event to protect yourself and others. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to hosting a successful and safe event.

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