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NASDIS Consulting SRL (NASDIS) provides naval architecture, ship design and information structure services for vessels such as passenger ferries, mega-yachts, and commercial and offshore ships.
Consultancy services for the maritime industry
NASDIS is a modern and dynamic ship design and naval support company, combining experience with 21st century skills. The company’s flexible, multi-discipline design structure enables it to cover functional, basic, class and detail design stages, as well as provide production information and ‘as built’ documentation.
Organised on a project basis, NASDIS is active in shipbuilding / marine and offshore engineering for a range of disciplines, including hull / steel, outfitting, and electronics services. Ship design and engineering is provided to clients either on-site or in the company’s office, using the software platform of their choice or adapting the outputs (for example, drawings, lists, or calculations) to their needs.
NASDIS offers full-package design, management support and consultancy services at all levels. The company also develops IT solutions to make life easier for its customers through the design and production stages.
Advisory services for shipyards and shipowners
The company offers services for shipyards, shipowners and other customers. These include design implementation; management, technical assistance and consultancy for early project stages; assessment and production consultancy oriented to design customisation and support procedures in shipyards; and budgeting and bids reviews for ship-owners.
Consultancy and technical assistance with marine documentation
NASDIS provides assistance to customers and classification societies during the documentation approval process, as well as helps clients to choose the right suppliers.
The company also supplies consultancy and assistance for various activities, including research and development studies, hydrodynamic calculations and towing tank tests, stability studies and calculations, structural analysis, project evaluations and sea trials.
NASDIS offers IT assistance for the management, configuration and customisation of integrated computer-aided design (CAD) systems for ship design. The company’s specialists are experienced in providing technical assistance services worldwide.
Shipbuilding project management
Each NASDIS project has an assigned project manager who, depending on the disciplines involved, is supported by team leaders (lead engineers) for each discipline.
E-mail and web-based applications are available to provide fast and efficient communication between personnel, including the project manager, team leaders, and, depending on the issue, the director, who has the final responsibility as the project sponsor.
The design progress is monitored via a monthly / weekly progress reporting system, which uses software tools to support scheduling, planning and capacity allocations.
Computer-aided design and manufacturing systems
NASDIS personnel are trained in software packages, including AvevaMarine / plant design management systems (PDMS), Tribon, Autocad, Nupas / Cadmatic, and Plantspace.
The company is experienced in using a variety of tools to manage major projects shared between multiple players, and emphasis is always placed on improving interface management procedures. NASDIS also produces complete 3D models or just model segments, depending on the clients’ requirements.
The company delivers netcat (NC) output for different cutting machines / shipyards, whereby the cutting files are customised according to the ESSI standard code. NASDIS has also produced and implemented software interfaces between design systems and production-acquisition systems.
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