Skip to content

PROSTEP and NAPA successfully completed their first joint co-operation project for Meyer Turku

Darmstadt/Helsinki, 26 March 2019

A partnership between PROSTEP, the product lifecycle management (PLM) consulting and solutions company and NAPA, the leading maritime software, services and data analysis provider, has successfully completed a ship design solution development project for Meyer Turku, one of the world’s leading shipbuilders.

Increasingly, shipyards function as integrators between multiple parties in the design process. To flourish in this role, they need efficient and effective software to successfully drive a project from inception to completion.

To help Meyer Turku make and implement its shipbuilding decisions more effectively, NAPA and PROSTEP have combined their respective expertise to develop an interface for NAPA, the world’s most powerful 3D modelling and design software, that perfectly meshes with Meyer Turku’s CAD.

As a result of this success NAPA and PROSTEP have signed a formal cooperation agreement to work more closely together in the development of PLM software and CAE interfaces, as well as in the field of PLM consulting. By combining their capabilities in these areas, NAPA and PROSTEP will be able to increase operational efficiencies and improve customer satisfaction.

Matthias Grau, Account Manager Shipbuilding, of PROSTEP Hamburg, commented, “NAPA is one of the leading vendors of special software applications for shipbuilding and shipping industry. Through our cooperation with NAPA, we are strengthening our market position in this important industry as an IT systems integrator and closing another important gap between NAPA and downstream detail design CAD systems in the digital thread along the ship development process.”

Meyer Turku specialises in building cruise ships, car-passenger ferries and special vessels. Since year 1737 the shipyard has built more than 1,300 new ships for customers around the world, and their efficient design and construction requires the seamless interaction of many commercial partners and software providers.

Ari Niemelä, Hull Basic Design Manager at Meyer Turku, commented, “Meyer Turku is known for designing and constructing innovative, tailor-made vessels that are at the cutting edge of ship performance. NAPA software is used as part of our design toolbox and together with PROSTEP, they have delivered us a CAD solution which has realised substantially improved efficiency and time-savings for us during the design and production process.”

Tapio Hulkkonen, Director, NAPA Design Solutions Development, commented, “Thanks to our cooperation agreement with PROSTEP, our customers around the world benefit from a comprehensive, market-leading PLM know-how that is bringing improvements in their ship design process. NAPA looks forward to working with PROSTEP to drive further gains and profitability.”



PROSTEP can look back on more than 20 years of experience in the PLM sector. Our company was founded in 1993 by leading companies in the German automotive and electrical industries. Today these companies, together with the prostep ivip Association and PROSTEP AG’s management, are shareholders in the PROSTEP Group. PROSTEP is headquartered in Darmstadt and maintains seven other branch offices in Germany. The group is also active in the US market via its subsidiary PROSTEP Inc., which is headquartered in Birmingham, MI, USA.

About NAPA
In its 30 years of operation, NAPA has become a global leader in software, services and data analysis for the maritime industry; providing best in class data-led solutions for safety, efficiency and productivity in both ship design and operations.

NAPA operates globally, with 10 offices across Asia, Europe and the Americas supported by its Helsinki headquarters. To date, NAPA has 420 user organizations for its design solutions and over 2,500 installations onboard vessels. For more information, visit


Media enquiries:
Joachim Christ
T : +49 6151 9287-0
E :

Nick Arthur
BLUE Communications/NAPA
T: +44 1865 514 214

Never miss a story

We will keep you updated on NAPA’s insights related to the topics of your interest.

Read next