Kvaerner Masa Marine offers professional design engineering and shipbuilding technology services to clients throughout North America and internationally.

Typical services include:

Economic and technical feasibility study

Concept, preliminary, and contact designs

The most critical decisions for a cost efficient design have to be made up front when the specifications for the ship are developed.

KMM can provide clients with optimal design solutions in the early stages of a project that will result in savings in time and capital at the detailed design and construction phases. KMM uses two proprietary software tools (SEAKEY and TEC) to develop concept level designs and to carry-out economic feasibility studies of ship concepts.

SEAKEY is a computer program developed by KMYT based on the extensive database of design knowledge collected at the KMY shipyards. The program computes the main ship design parameters such as principal particulars, deck area allocation, volume allocation, weight breakdown, and construction cost.

Total Economy Calculation (TEC) was developed to assist clients in analyzing the operational economics of proposed ship designs. The program calculates the revenue, operating costs, profit and cash flow for proposed ship operating scenarios.

On-site inspection and construction supervision
detailed design and turnkey project management
model tests, shop tests and full-scale trials

KMM has extensive experience in planning, supervising and providing post-test analysis of model testing programs. KMMhas worked with most major model test facilities around the world and can assist clients in selecting the most appropriate facility and model test program for any ship or offshore design project.

KMM has experience with a wide range of model tests including: resistance, self-propulsion, seakeeping, maneuvering, hydro-elastic and ice testing.

Recent model test programs include:

  • Hydro-elastic, seakeeping and propulsion test of the Bathmax 1500 high speed containership at Marintek in Norway.
  • Wake wash tests of a high-speed passenger catamaran at SSPA in Sweden.
  • Resistance, self-propulsion and seakeeping tests of the Irish OPV at Danish Marine Institute.
  • Resistance and seakeeping tests of a High Speed Trimaran Sealift Ship atCarderock DTMB.
  • Resistance, self-propulsion, seakeeping and cavitation tests of a Military Sealift ship at BMT.
  • Resistance, self-propulsion, seakeeping and directional stability tests of an Antarctic Research Vessel at IMD.
  • Ice resistance test of the WLB Buoy Tender at KMARC.

condition assessments and service
performance analysis

The Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is emerging as a very useful tool in the analysis of ship hull forms. calculations are a less expensive alternative to model testing and are effective in optimizing a design before model testing to reduce the number of tests required.

KMM has access to ShipFlow a special purpose software for investigating the hydrodynamic properties of ships and other marine vessels. ShipFlow uses a non-linear potential flow panel method to calculate the flow field and wave surface around a ship. This can be very useful in many practical ship design problems such as hull form optimization, maneuvering coefficients, wake wash calculations, appendage flow alignment, sinkage and trim calculations, and shallow water effects.

Recently ShipFlow has been upgraded to include a Navier-Stokes solver. This enables the analysis turbulent flow fields. Turbulent flow is particularly important for the analysis of the flow in the aft regions of the ship and for accurately predicting the propeller wake field and flow separation in the stern.

advanced analysis
product visualization

This full range of technical, management and procurement services is backed up by our experienced staff and large technology database.