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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Scandlines installs Norsepower sail on hybrid ferry

Copenhagen-based ferry company, Scandlines, has installed a 30m-high Rotor Sail from Norsepower on the 169.5m-long ferry, Berlin, which has 1,600 lane-metres of capacity and space for 1,300 passengers. The Rotor Sail was installed during a routine…

20.05.2022
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Bureau Veritas approves flexible fuel-cell technology

Classification society, Bureau Veritas (BV), has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to EODev for its fuel cell-based REXH2® technology. Designed to generate low-carbon electricity aboard ships, the hydrogen fuel cell technology can provide power…

18.05.2022
Shipbuilding

MAN and STX to collaborate on EEXI engine modifications

MAN Energy Solutions and STX Heavy Industries Co Ltd, are to cooperate on providing engine power limitation options to ship operators seeking to comply with new Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) requirements from next January. The…

17.05.2022
Shipbuilding

Lloyd’s Register cleared to issue anti-pollution certificates to US flag vessels

The US Coast Guard has delegated authority to Lloyd's Register to issue MARPOL Annex VI International Air Pollution Prevention Certificates (IAPP) on their behalf to US flag vessels.

09.11.2009
Shipbuilding

Dampskibsselskabet Norden takes delivery of MR tanker

A 48006 dwt Medium Range product tanker for Hellerup based ship operator Norden was recently named at Iwagi Zosen Shipyard, one of eight yards in the Seto Inland Sea region which together form Japan’s leading ship builder, Imabari Shipbuilding Co.…

04.11.2009
Shipbuilding

New contract from Hellesøy Verft AS

Bergen Group, Norway, has, through its subsidiary Bergen Group Skarveland AS, received a contract with the Norwegian yard Hellesøy Verft AS for complete pipe installation valued NOK 25.5 million. The contract is related to a new offshore vessel for a…

03.11.2009
Shipbuilding

Federal guarantee to support U.S. construction of 39 barges

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has agreed to guarantee loans of $40.8 million to enable the Canal Barge Company, Inc. of New Orleans, LA, to order nine asphalt barges and 30 open hopper barges.

30.10.2009

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