LR to provide assurance in LNG digital twin development

Lloyd’s Register (LR), Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) are to focus on digital twin technology development in the LNG sector. As part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed at Gastech 2021, the companies will work together on the development of a Hyundai Intelligent Digital Twin Ship (HIDTS) for a type-B gas containment tank suitable for a 174,000m3 LNG carrier. LR will provide audit, review, risk assessment, verification, and validation services for the two South Korean companies, using its ShipRight Procedure for Digital Compliance. The classification society’s approach will cover the entire development process of the digital twin technology, from conceptual design to operation and subsequent large-scale commercialisation. LR’s director of Innovation, Luis Benito, said: “Leading our industry’s transformation starts with partnerships like this, aligned and focused on the goal to transition the maritime industry towards the digital economy. Building upon the technical expertise of each party involved, the MoU will fast-track digital twin technology solutions needed to help maritime successfully and safely digitalise. By applying LR’s innovative ShipRight Procedure for Digital Compliance, HHI, KSOE and their end-user customers can be confident of deploying digital twins that are safe, dependable, and effective, to generate business outcomes.”

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TKMS lands three-sub order from Israel

The Israeli Ministry of Defence and thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) have agreed a deal in which the German company will build three Dakar-class submarines for Israel at its site in Kiel. The Dakar class is a new design tailored to meet Israeli…

21.01.2022
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Oma Baatbyggeri will construct hybrid electric fast ferries

Norwegian yard Oma Baatbyggeri has signed a contract with Norwegian shipping company Norled AS for two hybrid battery-electric fast ferries of 30m length. They will carry 70 passengers at a service speed of about 22 to 25 knots. In the near future,…

21.01.2022
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Methanol-fuelled bulk carrier design unveiled

Singapore-based dry bulk owner and operator, SDTR Marine Pte Ltd, the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) and classification society ABS have unveiled a design for a methanol-fuelled 85,000dwt Kamsarmax bulk carrier. SDARI’s…

19.01.2022
Shipbuilding

Sumitomo to develop ammonia-fuelled bulk carrier

Japanese yard Sumitomo Corporation has agreed to develop an ammonia-fuelled bulk carrier with Japan’s Oshima Shipbuilding. “Companies in the maritime industry are required to replace the fuels for their ships with ammonia, hydrogen and other…

11.01.2022
Shipbuilding

Neptun Werft ends 2021 with hull construction order

German yard Neptun Werft has been awarded an order to build the hull of a 120m-long superyacht for an unnamed customer. It is due to be delivered in 2023. The project will provide the yard with welcome work during the current downturn in the…

07.01.2022
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Wärtsilä wins repeat order to supply equipment for latest CMA CGM ships

French container line, CMA CGM, has ordered a broad range of equipment for twelve container ships to be built in China. Six 13,000-TEU vessels will be constructed by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding and six more 15,000-TEU ships at Jiangnan Shipyard. Wä…

06.01.2022
Shipbuilding

South Korean ammonia-fuelled ship designs awarded AiP

Two ammonia-fuelled ship designs, developed to transport and bunker green ammonia, have been awarded Approvals in Principle (AiP) by the Korean Register (KR). The designs of a 60,000m3 ammonia tanker and a 38,000m3 ammonia carrier/bunker tanker have…

04.01.2022

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