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Marine Design Software

Marine Design Software

QinetiQ’s suite of marine software solutions help designers, ship yards and operators create aesthetically pleasing vessels that are safe and efficient to design, build and operate. Helping you fashion effective stable hull forms, assess sea keeping attributes, optimise powering, study manoeuvring, test survivability and manage on-board loading.

QinetiQ’s suite of marine software solutions help designers, ship yards and operators create aesthetically pleasing vessels that are safe and efficient to design, build and operate. Helping you fashion effective stable hull forms, assess sea keeping attributes, optimise powering, study manoeuvring, test survivability and manage on-board loading.

Trusted partner to the maritime industry

QinetiQ’s software is trusted by Naval Architects, Engineers and Officers in over 200 organisations around the world to help them optimise the design and operation of everything from aircraft carriers and submarines to commercial ships and mega-yachts.

We have a rich maritime heritage with its roots in Froude’s model testing facilities at our Haslar Maritime Technology Park -  which supports a wide range of design, modelling and physical test facilities and laboratories.

Co-located on a 12 hectare secure site, our software team work closely with our model experimenters, engineers and scientists supporting in-service fleets – offering a unique capability, confidentiality and the latest in design expertise.

Paramarine®

Paramarine® is an integrated Naval Architecture design and analysis toolset. It enables seamless collaboration between global teams and maximises the efficiency of your designer's creativity.

Survive®

SURVIVE® is a comprehensive modelling and assessment toolset that helps Naval Architects ensure warships, commercial shipping and mega-yachts are designed to survive in an increasingly complex world.

SeaWeigh™

SeaWeigh™ is Paramarine's intuitive on-board loading & stability module. Used for planning and enhanced vessel loading, it additionally provides assurance of safe operation in port and at sea, and enables ship to shore stability reporting for management operations.

About QinetiQ

QinetiQ is dedicated to defending sovereign capability, protecting lives and securing the vital interests of our customers. We have 6,000+ people with unique science and engineering expertise. Operating across 50+ sites in Europe, North America, Australia and the Asia Pacific region, QinetiQ works with government, industry and academia to innovate for our customers’ advantage.

Paramarine® is an integrated Naval Architecture design and analysis toolset. It enables seamless collaboration between global teams and maximises the efficiency of your designer's creativity.

Modular Software

Paramarine® is a modular software package with Siemens PLM Parasolid® modelling tool at its heart. This means you, the user, can tailor the toolset to suit your needs by selecting the required modules in addition to the core modeller. Modules are fully integrated such that all design and analysis work takes place within one common environment thereby eliminating the need for data exports to other packages.

Team Paramarine

Team Paramarine® enables collaboration functionality for users located in different places wishing to work on the same design simultaneously. Paramarine®, the Naval Architecture toolset, is used locally on an individual's computer and links to a Team Paramarine® database repository hosted on a central server via an intranet or vpn connection. Administration of model manipulation tasks, user control, accounts, and other tasks are all handled within Team Paramarine® to deliver. A new and even more advanced, feature rich, version of Team Paramarine® is in testing and will be launched in the very near future.

Support and Training

Our development strategy ensures Paramarine® is updated both generically, and on a customer focused basis. Many of our users require specific functionality to analyse their innovative work. Implementation of agreed upgrades are provided as standard on future software updates. Additionally we provide training courses tailored to the customer’s needs, delivered either in country, or at our offices in the UK. Where necessary QinetiQ can provide design support services to assist.

Features & Benefits

  • Value for money naval architecture application for initial vessel design
  • Expandable with modules to meet your needs
  • 3D NURBS geometry - easily visualise design and compartment definition
  • Reduced design time - rapidly generate complex hull forms/compartment subdivision
  • Intuitive GUI is extremely flexible and powerful, facilitating training and integration into the design office
  • Software is in continuous development
  • Bespoke solutions can be developed to meet customer needs
  • Supported by a range of training packages

Contact us

Paramarine@QinetiQ.com +44 (0) 2392 334 003

Paramarine Warship

Warships & Submarines

Paramarine is trusted by the UK MoD as a key design and operation component of the Royal Navy's fleet of warships and submarines. Extensively used by major international shipbuilders, Paramarine is being used to design the next generation of vessels including the Queen Elizabeth Class carriers and Dreadnought submarine fleet.

Paramarine Megayacht

Megayachts & Leisure

Paramarine provides Naval Architects and Yacht Designers with powerful tools for turning your clients’ dreams into reality. Mega Yacht builders seek the benefits in using software data exchange with their manufacturing information models to rapidly develop concept designs for demanding clientele. Let us help you succeed in winning the next mega project.
Paramarine Commercial

Commercial & Offshore

Paramarine's vast array of integrated tools ensure the Naval Architect can quickly and easily develop safe and efficient designs. Modules for stability, resistance, powering, seakeeping, manoeuvring, structures, launching and docking are fully integrated for ease of parametric manipulation.

SeaWeigh™ is Paramarine's intuitive on-board loading & stability module. Used for planning and enhanced vessel loading, it additionally provides assurance of safe operation in port and at sea, and enables ship to shore stability reporting for management operations.

Effective Solution

Having extensive user control, whilst being fast, and primarily developed to be user friendly, Paramarine's onboard solution enables the Deck Officers to generate vital loading calculations, strength assessments and compliance checks in an efficient yet cost effective manner.

Primarily developed for complex ships as part of the Paramarine® Naval Architecture toolset, SeaWeigh™ provides a stable, robust and user friendly on-board solution to perform loading, strength and a host of other compliance checks. SeaWeigh™ is suitable for a range of vessels including Tankers, Warships, Cargo Ships, Yachts and Passenger Ships.

Type Approved

Benefiting from Lloyds' Register approval and certification process, SeaWeigh™ is approved for Type 1 and Type 3 loading, the latter being capable of intact and damage stability assessment for predefined damage cases based on Conventions or Codes, and for each loading condition. Additionally, further benefits include its Type 4 capability due to its ability to easily perform calculations for real loading conditions and actual flooding cases.

Proven

The software's capability is well proven through its use on MoD Warships, and is in constant use for loading and damage analysis. Features include Bridge Visibility compliance, Emergency Response Service capability, I/O linking to tank sounding system and other IMS feeds, with many other features as expected from a tried and tested product. QinetiQ's team of highly experienced software engineers and naval architects import your Paramarine® model, or vessel data, into SeaWeigh™ for uploading to an onboard computer.

Features and Benefits

  • Full 3D-model based calculations
  • Dual mode – planning and live
  • Class rule longitudinal strength
  • Warns users of non-compliance
  • User defined damages
  • Docking planner

Contact us

Paramarine@QinetiQ.com +44 (0) 2392 334 003

SeaWeigh Warships & Submarines

Warships & Submarines

Undertaking complex loading operations in dock and at sea are further complicated by the cargo often carried by warships and support vessels. SeaWeigh allows officers to plan and execute cargo movements safely and at pace. SeaWeigh is the UK Warship preferred loading, strength and damage assessment toolset and is used throughout the Navy’s fleet of warships. It’s rich, intuitive and ergonomic GUI enables the Ships Company to rapidly input, calculate and assess damage scenarios for both combat training and complex in-theatre damage control and limitation measures.
SeaWeigh MegaYachts & Leisure

Megayachts & Leisure

As yachts grow in size so does the need to ensure that they are stable and seaworthy. Seaweigh helps crews load/unload effectively with minimal interruption to passengers and crew. Many of today’s yachts are destined to accommodate 36 passengers as permitted under The Red Ensign Group’s Passenger Yacht Code. The need to determine the ship’s trim and stability by calculation can be expedited and simplified by adopting SeaWeigh. Safety of longer vessels is further enhanced through longitudinal strength assessment tools.

SeaWeigh Commercial and Offshore

Commercial & Offshore

Seaweigh offers a value for money solution that is easy to use and reduces key officer workloads. Loading and offloading cargo quickly and safely is critical to cost effective operations. SeaWeigh offers Commercial Businesses a proven, type approved and value for money solution to enhance their profitability through reductions in workload and running costs. Emanating from Paramarine, Ship Managers and Shore Support Teams can benefit from Emergency Response Service capability.

The global survivability assessment solution. SURVIVE® is a comprehensive modelling and assessment toolset that helps Naval Architects ensure warships, commercial shipping and mega-yachts are designed to survive in an increasingly complex world.

Fine tune your survivability

SURVIVE® offers the ability to rapidly simulate and quantify the likely effects of damage to a maritime vessel caused by a wide range of attacks. This allows designers to compare various damage mitigation methods cost effectively and identify the right survivability strategy. By comparing the vulnerability of a vessel against the lethality of a variety of threats, SURVIVE® can support critical design decisions and in-service alterations to a vessel for the environment it is intended to operate in.

Versatility

SURVIVE® offers several generic hull types and the support to import your own. Included hull forms include Frigate/Destroyer, Carrier, Auxiliary, Minesweeper and Trimaran. SURVIVE® has an intuitive staged model building process, giving the user the ability to easily create concept designs by choosing and scaling a hull type, adding compartmentation, customising bulkhead attributes and defining top-level vessel capabilities using systems and equipment.

Functionality and development

Continuous improvement is made to SURVIVE® as part of a regular release schedule - adding capability and improving the flexibility and usability of the tool. A week long training course is available for an introduction to survivability and to learn how SURVIVE® can be employed to support more survivable ship designs. QinetiQ also provides a service to supply custom hull shapes for use with SURVIVE® based on the user’s requirements.

Features and Benefits

  • Ability to analyse missiles, bombs, mines, torpedoes and drone attack
  • Damage modelled from blast, fragmentation, underwater shock, flooding and fire
  • Extensively verified and validated damage assessment algorithms
  • Weapon Editor add-on allows customisation of threat weapon characteristics
  • Flexible, rapid analysis engine allowing efficient analysis of multiple scenarios

Contact us

Survive@QinetiQ.com

Survive Warships & Submarines

Warships & Submarines

Protecting the sovereign interests of their nations, warships are a vital part of a countries force projection and often key targets during times of conflict. Understanding a ship's susceptibility and vulnerability ensures a maximum operational capability and de-risks against attack.

Survive MegaYachts and Leisure

Megayachts & Leisure

Providing passengers with the ultimate in luxury, megayachts are home away from home for many of the world’s wealthiest people. SURVIVE® helps ensure that these vessels are robust enough to withstand attack and protect the lives of those on-board.

Survive Commercial & Offshore

Commercial & Offshore

As tensions across the world increase the risk to commercial shipping and cruise ships is rising, both from piracy and state sponsored activities. SURVIVE® is able to model the potential impacts of numerous threats and inform your approach to survivability should you be targeted.