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NAPA and CADMATIC join forces to provide integrated, intelligent ship design solution encompassing the entire project life cycle

The integrated solution increases the efficiency of the data-driven ship design, engineering, production and information management process

Helsinki and Turku, Finland, 29 June 2021–  3D-based design, engineering, and information management software solutions provider CADMATIC and the leading maritime software, services and data analysis provider, NAPA, have announced a new integrated, intelligent ship design software solution to enhance the design process for shipyards and ship design companies. The solution combines proven, world-class design tools to fulfill users’ requirements for comprehensive software covering the entire ship lifecycle from newbuilding projects to retrofits and conversions. The integrated solution offers a leading solution for naval architecture, basic and detail design, through to ship production and delivery. The integrated offering combines the most effective solutions for each discipline within the design process.

The integrated NAPA-CADMATIC solution covers naval architecture and all design phases all the way up to construction, operation, and retrofits.


NAPA is a powerful tool used in naval architectural calculations, structural design, and data analysis. It also boasts a suite of products that supports ship operation. CADMATIC is a leading solution provider for ship 3D hull structures, 3D piping and outfitting, 3D layout, P&I diagrams, visualization and management of design, engineering and production information, and digital transformation tools.

The joint offering optimizes ship design, engineering and production processes and leverages the power of digital transformation to streamline the design process; effectively consolidating data and creating a greater platform for collaboration and enabling the use of digital twins from the beginning of a project.

The Intelligent Ship Design solution enables successful execution of complex design challenges, like 3D model-based class approval, and collaboration across large multi-site projects while saving time and costs by avoiding the duplication of information across different systems. The solution will subsequently enable customers to win more contracts and fully realize the commercial success of these projects.

CADMATIC and NAPA have worked in partnership for many years and have a long history of delivering high-level integration within their software products and cooperation in selected commercial ventures. The solutions provided by CADMATIC and NAPA are trusted by the leading shipyards and design companies around the world and provide proven value to the global shipbuilding industry.

Jukka Rantala, CEO at CADMATIC, said: “Together with NAPA, we have the most extensive experience within the market to improve the efficiency and profitability of the shipbuilding industry. We have a long history in shipbuilding and most shipyards and ship design companies in the world trust our advanced solutions and deep know-how. I’m very excited about this opportunity to combine the forces of the two most advanced software solutions for the benefit of our existing and new clients.”

Mikko Kuosa, CEO at NAPA, added: ”We strongly believe that by combining the best elements of both NAPA and CADMATIC, we are creating a superior solution that encompasses all the key aspects of ship design and delivers the benefits of a fully 3D based design approach from the early stages all the way to production.”

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About NAPA 

In its over 30 years of operation, NAPA has become a global leader in developing and scaling software, services and data analysis for a safer, smarter, and more sustainable maritime industry.

NAPA operates globally, with 190 employees in ten countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. To date, NAPA has 420 user organizations for its design solutions, nearly 3,000 installations onboard vessels and a growing number of subscribers for its cloud-based fleet services.


CADMATIC is a leading developer of 3D design and information management software for the marine industry, process, energy, building construction and other industries. The company’s growing customer base includes 6000 customer organizations in 60 countries. CADMATIC’s head office is in Turku, Finland. There are CADMATIC subsidiaries in the Netherlands, UAE, India, Italy, China, Sweden, Estonia, and Russia. In addition, the company has employees in Australia, Spain, Hungary, Singapore, and South Korea. Certified CADMATIC resellers and partners are present in over 15 countries.

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