Napa Group News

24 Mar 2020

Kuosa Named CEO of NAPA

Mikko Kuosa (Photo: NAPA)

Maritime software, services and data analysis provider NAPA announced the appointment of Mikko Kuosa as Chief Executive Officer. Kuosa assumes the position from Ilmo Kuutti, who served as CEO of NAPA Group for three years. Kuutti continues as an Advisor and a member of the NAPA Board of Directors.Mikko Kuosa, who joined NAPA in 1999, holds a master’s degree in Naval Architecture from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. Since joining, Kuosa has taken on various leadership positions at NAPA.

29 Mar 2017

Partnerships Drive SubChapter M Solutions

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Management software: vendors, consultants, class strive to provide turnkey service. Unless you’ve been lost at sea for the last few years, you know about Subchapter M. You know the June publication of the U.S. Coast Guard’s regulations for ensuring minimum safety standards on tows and tugs, which will extend inspection requirements to the majority of these vessels for the first time, moved the long-awaited, and in some cases, dreaded program from the haze of eventually out into the cold light of day.

29 Mar 2017

NAPA Group Names Kuutti President

Ilmo Kuutti (Photo: NAPA Group)

Software solution provider for ship design and operation NAPA Group (Napa Ltd.) has appointed Ilmo Kuutti as its new President. Kuutti assumes the position from Juha Heikinheimo, who served as President of NAPA Group for five and a half years. Kuutti holds a master’s degree in naval architecture from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. He started his career in shipyards, where he undertook various roles throughout the 1980s. Since joining NAPA in 1991, he has been taken on various leadership positions…

14 Feb 2017

HHI Implements NAPA 3D Design Tool

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Software and services provider NAPA has announced that Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has implemented NAPA Steel’s 3D model-based ship structural design tool across its business. NAPA Steel provides an interactive 3D structural modelling interface. Once a single flexible model is created for the whole vessel, this can be used throughout the design process, including class society rule checks, creating plan approval drawings, FE (Finite Element) model generation, weight calculation, etc.

29 May 2015

New Power Optimization Solution for LNG Carriers

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South Korean shipbuilder, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and NAPA, a maritime software, services and data analysis provider, now offer a tailored NAPA-DSME Power solution for LNG carriers built by DSME. According to the developers, the specialist solution aims to ensure transparent and accurate measurement of performance and efficiency aboard LNG carriers, including measurement of boil-off to provide a full 360° view of the operation of these vessels. As a leading shipyard for LNG carriers…

28 May 2015

Entries Sought for SHIPPINGInsight Award

Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 SHIPPINGInsight Award, which will be presented at the SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition, Oct. 13 in Stamford, Conn. The annual award honors a ship operating company and its technology partners for the successful implementation of an innovative technology or initiative that advances the state-of-the-art in ship and fleet optimization. A panel of independent judges will review entries and select the winner. The award will be presented at a gala awards luncheon on the opening day of the conference. Award submissions should be in the form of a case study. Projects must have been completed within calendar year 2014 or 2015. The entry may be submitted by either the fleet operator or its technology suppliers.

10 Apr 2015

Evergreen Installs ClassNK-NAPA Green Software

From left to right: Chairman and President Noboru Ueda from ClassNK, President Mong-Jye Lee from Evergreen Marine Corp. and President Juha Heikinheimo from NAPA Group at the signing ceremony in Taipei on April 10, 2015

Evergreen Line has commenced installation of ClassNK-NAPA GREEN software on chartered container vessels. At the conclusion of a competitive tender process, ClassNK-NAPA GREEN software - developed by NAPA, global maritime software house and classification society ClassNK - was chosen to provide a total solution for planning, monitoring and optimizing ship operations. Enabling greater understanding of the operation of its chartered fleet to improve efficiency is the key driver behind the adoption of ClassNK-NAPA GREEN, the developer said.

30 Jan 2015

31st Edition of Cruise Shipping Miami

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Cruise Shipping Miami 2015 is gearing up to offer the most comprehensive and robust roster of panel discussions featuring the industry's most knowledgeable and experienced executives. The panels will be grouped under several broad themes based on industry trends during the four-day conference. The 31st edition of Cruise Shipping Miami is scheduled for March 16-19 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Organized by UBM Connect, thematic topics include The Geography of Cruise Tourism, Safety and Ship Operations, Market Segments and Cruise Product Development.

18 Mar 2014

ClassNK Acquires Maritime Software House NAPA

Tetsuya Kinoshita, Executive Vice President, ClassNK (Top left), Yasushi Nakamura, Representative Director, Executive Vice President, ClassNK (Bottom left) Juha Heikinheimo, President, NAPA Group (Top right) and Markku Riipinen, Chairman of the Board, Napa Ltd (Bottom right).

Classification society ClassNK agreed to acquire maritime software house NAPA in a deal that the classification society said aims to improve safety and performance for the whole maritime industry. According to ClassNK, the acquisition will enhance the success and capabilities of both organizations. For ClassNK, which has worked with NAPA for nearly 10 years, the deal is a chance to expand and improve the wide range of services it offers to shipowners and shipyards, whilst also providing NAPA with the support to accelerate expansion of existing operations and access new markets.

29 Oct 2013

Bore, NAPA & ClassNK Team for Energy Consumption Study

Saving energy on fleet operations is a top line concern for every vessel owner, large and small. 110-year-old Finnish shipowner Bore teamed with NAPA and ClassNK to help identify energy waste on not only its ships operating today, but those planned for tomorrow. As global environmental legislative mandates and rapidly escalating fuel prices cumulatively conspire to drive ship owners to find and eliminate energy waste on commercial marine vessels, there has been a plethora of energy saving solutions from all sectors of the industry.

10 Jun 2013

Finland's Bore to Install ClassNK Efficiency Software

Shipping company Bore Ltd. to install ClassNK-NAPA GREEN ship efficiency software aboard their 13,625 dwt Ro-Ro vessel 'M/V Bore Song'. This announcement follows on from sea trials last year aboard sister ship M/V Bore Sea which proved that NAPA operational software had led to a 5.8% reduction in fuel consumption. The ClassNK-NAPA GREEN software system is a joint development between Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK), the world’s largest ship classification society, and NAPA, the leading software house for ship design and operations. This collaborative software solution for vessel efficiency, launched in 2012, builds upon the shared expertise…

03 Dec 2012

NAPA Wins Bourbon OSV Loading Computer Contract

Bourbon OSV: Photo courtesy of Bourbon

Software house NAPA Group contracted to supply Bourbon with loading computers for 55 offshore support vessels (OSV's). The latest software will enable Bourbon to improve safe loading and unloading with maximum cargo intake while improving assistance to stability, longitudinal strength for operational efficiency. NAPA has begun and will continue to provide Bourbon OSVs with the most versatile and sophisticated 3D systems on the market; providing “real time” onboard loading calculations and ship stability analysis, as well as an emergency response system during loading.

14 Nov 2012

Survey Shows Some Unaware of SEEMP Fuel Saving Potential

A NAPA Group survey shows SEEMP acknowledged as an industry priority, but knowledge gaps exist, smaller owners & operators lag behind. Software house for ship design and operations, NAPA Group, finds that a majority of respondents were unaware of scope of potential fuel savings the plan could trigger. The survey completed by over fifty ship owners, operators and charterers, revealed that the industry is taking responsibility for SEEMP compliance seriously and is optimistic about its benefits. However, the focus for most respondents was to ensure compliance and maintaining a business-as-usual approach, rather than implementing a SEEMP with significant potential fuel savings.

08 May 2012

ClassNK, NAPA Collaborate on SEEMP Solution

ClassNK joins with NAPA to bring best-in-class SEEMP solution to market; ClassNK expertise combined with NAPA software creates environmental solution to increase eco-efficiency and reduce fuel consumption. ClassNK, the world's largest ship classification society and NAPA, the leading software house for ship design and operations, today announced a collaboration to provide the most comprehensive solution for Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP). The collaborative solution builds upon the in-depth understanding of ship performance in practice delivered by two world-leading companies in their respective fields. By sharing their expertise…

01 Sep 2011

Heikinheimo New President of Napa Group

Juha Heikinheimo

Juha Heikinheimo (54) was appointed President of Napa Group (Napa Ltd), a leading provider of software solutions for the maritime industry. The appointment takes effect on September 1, 2011. Mr Heikinheimo assumes the position from Matti Salo, who successfully served as President of Napa Group for eleven years. Mr Salo will continue as President of the subsidiary, Onboard-Napa Ltd. He will focus his attention on customers and boosting the growth of the NAPA for Operations business. Heikinheimo has extensive experience of the shipbuilding industry.

07 Mar 2011

NAPA Software Solutions Applied For The P&O Ferries Newbuilding The Spirit Of Britain

STX Finland Rauma shipyard has successfully appliead NAPA for finding the optimum subdivision design for the P&O Ferries 49.000 GT newbuildings. These ships are the largest ferries ever to operate in the English Channel. The stability of the vessels complies with the Stockholm Agreement and naturally also with the SOLAS 2009 requirements. After applying the optimising features implemented into NAPA, the designer quickly searched for the maximum safety level that was obtainable…

30 Dec 2010

New CADCAM Solution

Working in cooperation, Napa Ltd and DRS Defense Solutions, LLC, Advanced Marine Technology Center (DRS DS AMTC) have created a new interface between NAPA and MAESTRO software. Interfacing these two products will increase efficiency in the early stage of ship structural design, analysis and evaluation process by allowing the designer to leverage one 3D model from start to finish within the scope of structural design and direct analysis. This will eliminate the very common practice of recreating 3D structural models to serve different activities. “This will be the most extensive finite element interface in NAPA, and it will help to shorten the overall time in structural analysis significantly,” says Tomi Holmberg, Manager at NAPA Business Unit.

20 Feb 2009

Napa Group Wins Internationalization Award

Her Excellency Tarja Halonen, President of the Republic of Finland, has presented the 2008 Internationalization Awards to Napa Group, Avant Tecno Oy and Sunit Oy. The Feb. 19 ceremony was the 41nd in the history of the award. The objective of the Internationalization Awards, which are coordinated by Finpro, is to help businesses to operate in an international environment and to boost their ability to develop and adopt new operating models. The Award can be presented to a company or community that has actively participated in developing international Finland. The preparatory work and the choosing of the candidates for the Awards is done by Finpro in collaboration with the Association for Finnish Work. The Awards are donated by The Finnish Fair Corporation.

26 Sep 2008

Intergraph and The Napa Group to Collaborate

Intergraph and the Napa Group will collaborate to improve the interfacing to integrate each other’s shipbuilding and offshore structure software solutions as well as create new capabilities. A mutual arrangement allows the companies to use existing features inherent in their software offerings. Intergraph’s SmartMarine™ Enterprise suite, including its next-generation, data-centric, rules-driven SmartMarine 3D modeling and visualization solution, complements Napa’s high-end software systems for stability calculations, hull fairing and basic design operations. In addition, the two marine industry leaders will jointly develop new capabilities to accelerate the design, building and operation of ship and offshore structures.

24 Sep 2008

Intergraph and The Napa Group to Collaborate

Intergraph, a provider of engineering and geospatial software, and The Napa Group, a provider of software for the marine industry, plan to improvize the interfacing of each other's shipbuilding and offshore structure software solutions for integration and expanded capabilities. A mutual arrangement allows the companies to use existing features inherent in their software offerings. Intergraph's SmartMarine Enterprise suite, including its next-generation, data-centric, rules-driven SmartMarine 3D modeling and visualization solution, complements Napa's high-end software systems for stability calculations, hull fairing and basic design operations.

07 Apr 2008

L & T Select NAPA for Naval Ship Design

Napa Group, a Finnish software company that develops innovative computer systems for ship design and naval architecture, has established a subsidiary company, Napa Software Services India Pvt. Ltd, in . The purpose is to increase the strength of Napa`s product development, as well as offer local services to the Indian market. ’s client base in is also expanding: Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) chose for the design of warships. The company will also provide training and technical support services locally for present and future Indian users of the system. These services will commence in a few months once the first persons with naval architectural background have started with the company.

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