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New R-R naval ship design team selects Paramarine design software

27 November 2012

QinetiQ's Paramarine software has been selected by Rolls-Royce, which has broadened its ship design capabilities with the establishment of a new naval vessel design team.

A Paramarine application in submarine design (image courtesy of QinetiQ)

Paramarine will be Rolls-Royce’s marine design software tool of choice in support of their newly formed team dedicated to the development of naval ship designs. Rolls-Royce has been at the forefront of innovative ship design for nearly 40 years, designing over 800 vessels, used mainly in the commercial sector.

This new ship design team will create innovative designs for customers such as Navies, Coastguards and other maritime agencies. The primary focus will be on offshore patrol vessels and naval auxiliary opportunities, rather than large combatant ships such as frigates and destroyers.

There has been a growing trend for commercial marine technology to cross over into the naval market, delivering cost reduction and proven capability. Government customers are looking for cost effective and innovative ships. Rolls-Royce, who are already experienced in ship design, coupled to the world’s largest marine product portfolio, will offer integrated ‘whole ship’ solutions suited to the demanding roles of the world’s Navies.

Peter MacLeod, Capability Manager, Naval Ship Design, Rolls-Royce said “Naval ship design is a new entity at Rolls-Royce and it is vital at the outset to have world class software tools, processes and people in order to deliver winning designs. We selected Paramarine based not only on its extensive and proven capabilities in supporting naval ship design but also because of its excellent reputation in the market. Specifically we selected Paramarine for its market leading early stage design capabilities.“

Paramarine is based on more than 20 years’ experience in 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 commercial and naval shipbuilders and ship designers, as well as some of the leading universities including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University College London.


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