Finland: NAPA, STX Offshore and Shipbuilding Sign Cooperation Agreement

NAPA, a leading software house for ship design and operations, has signed an agreement with STX Offshore and Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. The agreement specifies the co-operation between STX and NAPA regarding sales, model creation and delivery of the environment-efficient NAPA software for STX designed vessels.

NAPA software solution will be the solution for the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) in STX newbuildings. NAPA is used for obtaining energy savings through the most optimal trim, route, speed, and engine rpm. In addition, it includes a complete office platform which provides a quick overview of the fleet efficiency, including tools for detailed analysis of hull and propeller performance, and monitors achievement of the SEEMP.

STX and NAPA are both committed to energy efficiency and ecological sustainability. “We are very pleased to start this co-operation with STX. It verifies further that we have state of the art capabilities to provide our customers with superior software solution that will cover the upcoming SEEMP requirements for energy efficient planning of ship operations. We are very happy to work with STX towards greener shipping”, says Matti Salo, President of NAPA for Operations.

STX is devoted to satisfy its customers as a value-creating company, committed to building energy efficient ships, on time and with technological superiority. NAPA is a very important part of our Green Ship concept. It provides our customers a possibility to optimize the vessel’s complete operation and provides a platform to fulfil the SEEMP requirements”, says Head of Ship Technology Department, Director Y.D. Choi from STX.

STX Offshore and Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. has a dream for the future. On the strength of its outstanding shipbuilding technologies and world-leading productivity, STX O&S has played a key role in the green ship development of the shipbuilding industry. STX Green Ship will live up to a philosophy of customer-orientation with challenge and creativity.

NAPA is a world leading software house in marine industry, supplying safe, efficient and ecologically sustainable software solutions for ship design and operation. NAPA software is used by shipyards, owners, designers, classification societies and authorities. NAPA has nearly 400 user organisations and over 1,100 installations onboard.

Source: napa, October 26, 2011

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Posted on October 26, 2011