The product lifecycle management (PLM) consulting company PROSTEP and maritime software company NAPA have completed a ship design solution development project for shipbuilder Meyer Turku.

NAPA and PROSTEP have combined their respective expertise to help Meyer Turku make and implement its shipbuilding decisions effectively.

The companies developed an interface for NAPA, a 3D modelling and design software that meshes with Meyer Turku’s CAD.

Under a cooperation agreement, NAPA and PROSTEP worked to develop PLM software as well as CAE interfaces.

By combining their capabilities in these areas, the companies will be able to increase operational efficiencies and improve customer satisfaction.

PROSTEP Hamburg Shipbuilding account manager Matthias Grau said: “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.”

“Customers worldwide will benefit from a comprehensive PLM know-how that is bringing improvements in their ship design process.”

Meyer Turku builds cruise ships, car-passenger ferries and special vessels. The shipyard has built more than 1,300 new ships for customers across the globe since 1737.

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Meyer Turku Hull basic design manager Ari Niemelä said: “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.”

NAPA Design Solutions Development director Tapio Hulkkonen said that its customers worldwide will benefit from a comprehensive PLM know-how that is bringing improvements in their ship design process.