Naval Architectural Progress


Naval Architectural Progress


Description:  Naval Architecture Progress (NAP) is an independent company providing highly qualified design, engineering and consulting services for companies involved in the shipping and ship building business. Since 1979 NAP has grew up and developed competences in conceptual ship design, structural design and advanced engineering with the use of in-house CAD/CAE software and investment in research and development. Through an extensive number of new-building projects and conversions NAP has acquired considerable experience and has been long trusted from many ship-owners in Greece and abroad. NAP’s team consists of numerous naval architects, marine and structural engineers and draftsmen that can provide flexible and personal services of high quality.


Main tasks:  The main contribution of NAP in SHOPERA is the development and assessment of case studies as well as contributing to their optimization process and final cross validation (WP4, 5, 6). NAP has established experience in managing the overall design process of complex ships reviewing, consulting and disseminating the research results.


Key Personnel:

Vassilios K. Zagkas obtained his BEng in Marine Technology with Honours in Naval Architecture from Newcastle University (UK). Further he obtained from Newcastle University an MSc degree in
Naval Architecture and an Msc degree in Marine Engineering. Since 2006 he has joined NAP and he has managed various Ship Design and Conversion projects with emphasis on engineering calculations and design development. He is experienced in the initial and basic ship design phase with emphasis on advance engineering analysis (FEA and CFD). Mr. Zagkas is finalizing his doctoral studies at the Laboratory of Maritime Transport of NTUA. In his research work, he has focused on the development of knowledge flow simulations in the maritime industry through the use of Agent Based Modelling techniques.
George N. Pratikakis holds degrees in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (University of Sunderland) and Naval Architecture gaining a BSc in Naval Architecture and an MSc in Ship Production Technology from Strathclyde University. He joined “Naval Architecture Progress” (NAP) in 1998 where he was involved in a number of new-build and conversion projects. Member of the Germanischer Lloyd Technical Committee and of the Board of Representatives in the Technical Chamber of Greece between 2004 and 2008. He is currently an International Advisor for the “EuroVIP” (Virtual Integrated Platform) European program, bringing significant experience and collaborations with the European shipbuilding and technology industry (innovation and research).
Konstantinos Zagkas, Technical Director, Naval Architect with 33 years of experience in Naval Architecture and Maritime consulting. He has acquired major experience on problem solving and technical coordination of numerous new-building and conversion projects. Nikos Keminetzoglou, Naval Architect with more than 20 years of experience in structural arrangements, detail design and CAD/CAE drafting.