DAMEN, NAPA and BUREAU VERITAS succsessfully deploy 3D Classification Approvals for first ship design
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Damen Engineering will implement 3D Classification for further designs after first end-to-end trial with a dredger vessel demonstrates efficiency gains and time savings.
Helsinki (Finland), 12 January 2022 – Damen Engineering has announced the completion of their first vessel design to be entirely created, reviewed and class-approved using 3D models in collaboration with leading classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) and global maritime software provider NAPA.
The 2500 m3 dredger concept is the first Damen vessel concept to receive Bureau Veritas certification using 3D model-based classification approval (3D MBA) – a process in which class societies review and approve designs using 3D models rather than 2D drawings, the current norm. Following this successful implementation of 3D MBA, Damen has confirmed that the process is already being applied to further designs including a 1000 m3 and a 4000 m3 hopper dredger.