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…

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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
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MAN and STX to collaborate on EEXI engine modifications

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Vacon to extend services in Latin America

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Longterm strategic agreement

Abu Dhabi MAR Group, the international shipbuilding group based in Abu Dhabi, and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, part of ThyssenKrupp, have agreed on a close strategic partnership.

28.10.2009
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Volvo Penta official supplier of diesel engines

As a result of the best environmental features, Volvo Penta has been appointed official supplier of diesel engines to 22 passenger ferries being built for the World Expo in Shanghai, China next year.

28.10.2009
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Canadian shipbuilders urged to standardize technology

Standardization on a common technology platform is a key component in creating a sustainable Canadian shipbuilding industry according to a submission to the Federal Government from ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI), creator of shipbuilding and offshore CAD/CAM systems.

26.10.2009

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