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…

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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

USCG issues type approval for Ecochlor’ filterless system

Connecticut-based Ecochlor has received type approval from the US Coast Guard for its filterless EcoOneTM and EcoOneTM hybrid ballast water management (BWM) systems. The approval means that the manufacturer can now offer customers a choice of three…

03.01.2022
Shipbuilding

Meyer Werft hands over LNG-powered newbuilding to AIDA Cruises

German shipping company AIDA Cruises has taken delivery of its latest addition to the fleet at a ceremony in Bremerhaven. The 337m-long and 42m-wide AIDAcosma was built at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg. It has 2,732 passenger cabins and is AIDA’s…

03.01.2022
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Trust for Governors Island seeks shipyard to build New York ferry

A U.S. yard is being sought to build a 63m-long passenger/vehicle ferry for operating in New York. A request for proposals to build the vessel has been issued by the agency Trust for Governors Island. The ferry will serve traffic between Lower…

30.12.2021
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Piriou signs contract with Vedettes de Bréhat

Concarneau, Bretagne-based shipyard Piriou has signed a contract with French customer Vedettes de Brehat to build two 26m-long aluminium passenger vessels. They will be used on tourist sailings to Bréhat island in North Brittany. Designed by Mer &…

28.12.2021

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