C-Job Naval Architects and global maritime software house NAPA are organising a webinar to introduce Accelerated Concept Design to the wider maritime domain. The main aim of the webinar is to present the key applications and advantages of C-Job’s Accelerated Concept Design to the maritime industry.

“We are organising this webinar to follow up on the success of a workshop that we held at the NAPA User’s Meeting in Helsinki earlier in the year,” says Thijs Muller, Naval Architect at C-Job. “Most importantly however, a webinar gives us the opportunity to reach a broader public.” Thijs will be hosting the webinar together with NAPA Product Manager Jan Furustam.

The webinar is aimed at all persons involved with maritime design. “This may include engineers, project managers and policy makers. In fact, anyone who is interested in learning more about new developments in maritime engineering. Our main message will be to demonstrate how our Accelerated Concept Design can be put to effect in real-world ship design applications.”


Optimized ship designs

Accelerated Concept Design is the subject of ongoing research that is being carried out by C-Job and NAPA. While this subject has been covered in a previous edition of the C-Job Newsflash, the main aims of the research can be summarised as a way to automate and optimise the concept stage of the ship design process. “We are using NAPA’s software to accomplish this,” Thijs adds. “First of all to generate concept designs within shorter time spans, but also to obtain more accurate estimations of construction weight, building costs and performance. This, in turn, has the potential to significantly reduce a vessel’s capital and operational expenses – and ultimately the Total Cost of Ownership.”


Synergetic relationship

NAPA is a leading software house with the mission to improve the safety and eco-efficiency of the global maritime industry. With its considerable experience in 3D ship modelling and ship performance analysis, the company provides integrated solutions from the first concept design through to the entire operational lifetime of the vessel.

While C-Job and NAPA are both independent parties, the two companies share strong links on the subject of ship design. “We have a very cooperative relationship with short lines of communication. Our design process is improved by their software, just as their software is improved by our feedback.”


Continuing ship design research

Because C-Job’s research centres around the use of genetic algorithms (a process where successive ‘generations’ of ship designs are created; each generation inheriting the most successful characteristics from the previous generation), the final selection of ship designs can be seen as the most efficient at fulfilling their specific design parameters. “We want to remove uncertainty from the whole ship design process – giving ship-owners even more confidence in their final design.”


How to participate the 13th and 14th of December

Participation is FREE of charge and open to all. The webinar is on:

Wednesday 13 December at 16:00 CET / 7:00 AM PST / 10:00 AM EST (Europe & Americas) and
Thursday 14 December at 8:00 CET / 15:00 CST / 16:00 JST&KST (Asia)

JOIN Can’t attend live? No problem, a recording will be available after the webinar to all registrants.



About NAPA

In its nearly 30 years of operation, NAPA has become a global leader in maritime software, services and data analytics; providing best in class data-led solutions for safety, efficiency and productivity in both ship design and operations.

NAPA Design Solutions serve the maritime industry by assisting naval architects and structural engineers in design of any floating structure. An integrated 3D design system comprises of industry standard engineering software for hull form, hydrostatics, stability, hydrodynamics and structures in particular for the initial and basic design phases.The major benefit of the solution is the support for all aspects of marine engineering and design on a single 3D product model.

NAPA operates globally, with eleven offices across Asia, Europe and the Americas supported by its Helsinki headquarters. NAPA software is used by shipyards, owners, operators, charterers, designers, classification societies, research institutes, authorities, consultancies and universities.
To date, NAPA has over 400 user organizations for its design solutions and over 2,500 installations onboard vessels.


More information about NAPA software

For more information, visit www.napa.fi