Norwegian Bliss is the third ship in the Breakaway Plus-class built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, for American cruise operator, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL).
Marine Design provides a complete range of design and engineering services for shipyards and shipowners.
The company is focused on concept, basic and detailed design for merchant ships and the offshore industry, including conversions, stability calculations, and strength analysis.
Concept, basic and detailed vessel designs
Marine Design prepares concept designs for acquisition or offering applications.
This documentation is the basis for contractual designs after agreements have been made with shipowners. The company’s concept designs include preliminary calculations to determine the possibility of shipowner requirements.
Basic designs are prepared for structures that are defined by the owner’s contract specifications, classification societies and other institutions, as well as rules and regulations.
The approved designs are then used to prepare detailed designs for shipyard workshops, and the detailed plans are produced by Marine Design to meet shipyard standards.
Marine Design prepares delivery documentation according to classification society and contractual requirements. These documents reflect the real state of the ship and are used for a variety of services.
Ship hull design
The company designs the steel constructions of ships and offshore objects for all states of production, including full documentation (numerical model and drawings), strength calculations according to existing regulations, calculations of weight and the hull’s centre of gravity, material specifications, and nesting.
Machinery and piping for marine engineering applications
Marine Design performs engineering calculations for specific aspects, such as cooling water balance, steam or thermal oil balance, and air consumption for ventilation and cooling, as well as bilge and ballast and fire system calculations.
The company provides specific solutions for each machinery and general service piping system. It creates full 3D ship models that include engines, thrusters, electric motors, boilers, pumps, compressors, as well as piping components such as valves, filters, pressure and temperature control systems.
The models also contain foundations for equipment, ventilation ducts, exhaust gas piping and gratings.
Marine Design also undertakes post-production engineering services, and updates documents based on the difference between designs and the finished product.
Deck equipment and outfitting
Marine Design’s services include design, arrangement, coordination and 3D modelling of mooring and anchor equipment, hatches and deck passages, bulkhead doors, ramps, signal and radar masts, lifting equipment, cargo hold and accommodation equipment, and painting plans.
Document circulation system
The company’s designers file all drawings, calculations and other documentation in the Kronodoc document circulation system, which enables easy communication between shipowners and the design office.
Shipowners can use the system to check the progress of projects at any time.
Vessel design and engineering software
The engineering and design software used by the company includes AVEVA Hull & Outfitting, Nupas, Cadmatic, Shipconstructor, Rhinoceros, Autodesk Product Design Suite, Bricscad, Ansys, NAPA, AutoHydro, Rulescalc (LR), Poseidon (GL), Nauticus (DNV) and SafeHull (ABS).
Electrical systems and services for ships
Marine Design provides consulting, design, engineering, installation and delivery services for several specified electrical systems.
The company is a leading supplier of electrical services and systems for ships and offshore applications. Complete ship installations are custom-designed and produced for installation at shipyards.
The company supplies a large number of electrical services to the shipbuilding industry, including:
- Advisory services
- Full scope of system engineering and design
- Supplying custom-made and standard systems
- Installations for the shipbuilding industry
- Supervision during execution
- Service and repair
About Marine Design
Marine Design is a design and engineering company with more than 40 engineers.
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