The Nauticus Modeling Centre (NMC) in Gdansk, Poland, has been established by DNV to ensure efficient production of 3D graphical models (3DGM). This is part of DNVs move towards active use of product models in ship classification. Products models will eventually contain all classification related information during the lifetime of the ship, and ensure that this is collected and used in a more systematic and accessible way.
The product model supports the new NAUTICUS class notation. In addition to storing, retrieving and displaying information in a user friendly format, the 3DGMs can be used as basis for local or global structural analyses (FEM). For the owner the 3DGM represents a powerful planning tool. Cumbersome tasks such as steel weight estimates and coating area calculations are performed instantaneously at a mouse-click.
NMC is established in the offices of the Technical University of Gdansk in Poland. From the opening day 35 employees will be working in the office. By the end of the year, the number of employees will be approximately 45. The employees are mainly naval architects recently graduated from the university, with a core of experienced Naval Architects from the local shipping industry, and managed by Simon H. Behrens-Nielsen, an experienced DNV manager. Test production in NMC has actually started and 10 vessels are now about to be launched.
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