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NAPA SOFTWARE FOR NORWEGIAN WELLBOAT DESIGNER

Monday, September 7, 2020 

Møre Maritime, a Norwegian ship consulting company that develops ship designs and prepares complete production drawing packages for newbuilding and retrofit projects, specialising in wellboats for the aquaculture industry, has recently switched to Napa software.

Three Gåsø wellboats, Gåsø Viking, Gåsø Jarl and Gåsø Freyja, delivered to Frøy Rederi are said to be the flagship design of Møre Maritime. The vessels are equipped to deal with a variety of conditions. They are equipped with fresh water and delousing facilities and efficient ballast water equipment to ensure the efficient closed transport of live fish. The novel design invoked the need for advanced engineering including stability calculations according to SOLAS 2009, Regulation 9.

Møre Maritime wished to invest in software that could provide an integrated solution for advanced stability and enabled regulation support. Napa software was chosen based on such requirements. The company signed up for training and subsequent customisation learning in order to realise the full capabilities of the software and to get an insight into Napa reporting. Møre Maritime was thus able to engage software which allows customization according to the individual working processes and specific vessel types unique to each designer. The flexible output functions and the variety of damage stability options are examples of this.

In cooperation with Møre Maritime, Napa prepared a Report Generator for authority approval. It was made by applying the Napa Manager Application technology, in order to generate the hydrostatic and stability reports for vessels like the wellboats.

Jan Marius Hovrud, Project Engineer, Møre Maritime, said: “The investment in Napa software eliminated the need to outsource the advanced damage stability calculations for our wellboats. This gives us a much higher degree of control as well as reducing completion time. We appreciate the efforts made by Napa in our implementation phase, and are impressed by their ability to relate to our specific projects.”

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