Navantia use Paramarine Advance Marine Design Software in the development of naval ships and submarines

07 Aug 2012

Portsmouth, UK - Paramarine software, developed by QinetiQ GRC, is being used by Navantia to support the development of both new naval surface ships and submarines. It is specifically being used for stability calculations on submarines and surface ships in development such as new frigates, patrol boats and corvettes.

Navantia employs over 5,500 staff and is Spain’s leading naval military technology company offering a wide range of products and services. These include the design, construction and manufacturing of hi-tech military and civil vessels, control and combat systems, the overhaul and alteration of military and civil vessels and diesel engine and turbine manufacturing. Navantia’s main customer is the Spanish Navy but also has extensive overseas activity with presence in Australia, India and Venezuela.

“We wanted to extend our marine design capabilities through the acquisition of additional vessel design software. We selected Paramarine not only because of its functionality and track record but also its ability to handle both submarines and surface vessels particularly with regard to its early stage design capabilities. We are very pleased with what it has delivered for us to date and plan to expand its use to exploit its extensive functionality over the coming years,” said Sebastian Abril, Head of Naval Platforms Department, Navantia.

Paramarine is based on over 20 years’ experience in marine design. Thousands of concept vessels have been modelled and their stability analysed using Paramarine. Paramarine is used by many of the world’s leading shipbuilders and ship designers, as well as some of the world’s leading universities including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University College London. The launch of the latest version of Paramarine has further extended and enhanced the software’s functionality with enhancements to its reporting, concurrent design and documentation capabilities.

“We are very pleased to be working with Navantia who join a growing list of global naval constructors of surface ships and submarines using Paramarine including BAE Systems and DCNS. We are committed to an extensive product improvement programme to ensure that Paramarine expands and develops its functionality based on the very latest technology to support our growing customer base,” said Vittorio Vagliani, Managing Director, QinetiQ GRC. Egyptian Research Institution selects Paramarine advanced marine design software to support naval architecture teaching program

Portsmouth, UK – 3rd July 2012 - Paramarine advanced marine design software, developed by QinetiQ GRC, has been selected by the Egyptian Military Technical College (MTC) to support the teaching of ship and submarine design. MTC is one of Egypt’s leading technical colleges and has evolved into a comprehensive teaching centre of national and international prominence.

MTC offers a wide range of courses including electrical, mechanical chemical, aerospace and civil and architectural engineering, offering more degree programs than any other college of engineering in the country. MTC also ranks among the top research facilities in Egypt. The college's faculty and students are involved in more than 30 research projects in fields ranging from biotechnology to materials, from the environmental friendly power resources to satellite communications, and from transportation to information technology serving both the military and civil sectors.

Paramarine is based on over 20 years’ experience in commercial and defence marine design. Thousands of concept vessels have been modelled and their stability analysed using Paramarine. It is used by many of the world’s leading shipbuilders and ship designers, as well as some of the leading universities including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University College London. Paramarine is also used by 5 of the world’s top 10 submarine builders along with warship builders to design and analyse new build naval vessels. Its advanced design capabilities are built upon the Siemens PLM ParasolidTM solid modeller, which provides much of the geometric detail required to enable the accurate analytical capabilities, as well as providing excellent geometric exchange with other CAD systems such as NX and Foran.

“The selection by Egypt’s Military Technical College is further evidence of the value that Paramarine can bring to an institution teaching naval architecture. Today over 25 universities use Paramarine to support their training programs throughout the world, including the India subcontinent, North America and Europe,” said Vittorio Vagliani, Managing Director, QinetiQ GRC.