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DSME to implement NAPA 3D ship design software

Ilmo Kuutti, NAPA (centre left), and Kwan-Won Sohn, DSME (centre right), mark the signing of the new contract Ilmo Kuutti, NAPA (centre left), and Kwan-Won Sohn, DSME (centre right), mark the signing of the new contract

Korean shipyard DSME has agreed a deal to use the 3D model-based NAPA Steel software application to manage its vessel design processes, following the completion of a benchmarking evaluation involving multiple vendors.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}DSME will use the software at both the initial design stages, to handle more frequent and rapid design changes, as well as the later detailed design stages.

The application can be integrated with most classification society software systems, NAPA says, so that naval architects and structural designers can use the same model throughout the process of multiple class society rule checks.

“One of the main reasons DSME was so impressed with NAPA is that they demonstrated technology that went beyond our expectations, rather than just meeting the minimum requirements,” said Kwan-Won Sohn, head of ship business unit, DSME.

“The selection of NAPA Steel marks the beginning of an exciting new phase for our designers. It’s essential that we have the right tools for the job to compete in a market where designers need to react faster than ever in response to complex demands from owners, class societies and international regulators as they create the ships of the future.”{/mprestriction}

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