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NAPA chooses AutoCAD OEM

NAPA and Tech Soft 3D have announced that NAPA Drafting software has been developed using the AutoCAD OEM platform from Autodesk. This allows NAPA Drafting to deliver the market standard in 2D drawing functionality automatically from NAPA 3D databases, enhancing productivity for yards and speeding compliance processes.

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Performance monitoring and verification drives orders and investment for Norsepower

Finnish engineering company, Norsepower announced that it has received €3million in investment from a syndicate led by venture capital fund Power Fund III and has installed a second rotor sail on Bore’s Ro-Ro vessel MS Estraden. NAPA data analysis and fuel-saving verification leads to €3 million investment and first commercial order for a Flettner rotor.

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Wind power technology for ships saves fuel

  Norsepower Oy Ltd. and Bore Ltd announced the successful sea trial of Norsepower’s Rotor Sail Solution, a new wind propulsion technology for ships. The sea trials, verified by NAPA and supported by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, confirm fuel savings of 2.6% using a single small Rotor Sail on a route in the North Sea. With these fuel savings, the technology has a payback period of 4 years. Based on the trials, Norsepower and Bore believe that a full system on Estraden with two rotors has the potential to deliver 5% efficiency savings on an ongoing basis. Norsepower forecasts savings of 20% for vessels with multiple, large rotors traveling in favourable wind routes. The Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution was installed on the 9,700 DWT Ro-Ro carrier MS Estraden. Owned by Bore, the leading Finnish Ro-Ro Shipping Company, MS Estraden operates in a continuous service between the Netherlands and the UK, sailing through the North Sea’s windy corridors at speeds of 16 knots. “The successful trials of our wind technology are a ground-breaking moment not only for Norsepower, and also the wider development of wind propulsion technology for shipping. The results suggest that when Norsepower’s technology is implemented at ...

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NAPA, DSME offer solution for LNG Carriers

  South Korean shipbuilder, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and NAPA, announced that they now offer a tailored NAPA-DSME Power solution for LNG carriers built by DSME. The specialist solution will 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. DSME has been working with NAPA to provide fuel saving optimisation software to the international shipping industry since 2011. As the world’s leading shipyard for LNG carriers, with an annual production capacity of 14 vessels, it is essential to provide a tool for these key customers. LNG carriers have a unique operational profile, complicated by the ability to use boil-off from the cargo as fuel. The new NAPA-DSME Power® tool will help to achieve balance between the interests of the ship operator and the cargo owner on performance and efficiency, reporting information clearly and transparently to owner, operator and chartering cargo owner. Odin Kwon, Vice President, Head of Basic Design team, DSME commented: “NAPA-DSME Power® is integral to our Green Ship concept and we are pleased that a solution has been developed to extend this offering to our LNG customers. ...

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