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
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Steel-cutting ceremony marks start of Silver Nova construction

Construction of Monaco-based Silversea Cruises’ first ship, Silver Nova, has now begun at Meyer Werft in Papenburg. The hybrid vessel is due for delivery in the summer of 2023. The LNG-fuelled ship is expected to set new standards of sustainability,…

08.12.2021
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Dual-fuel E-Flexer begins long-term charter with Brittany Ferries

The second of five E-Flexer RoRo ferries ordered by Stena RoRo for long-term charter by Brittany Ferries has been delivered by Chinese shipyard CMI Jinling (Weihai). The Salamanca is the sixth ship in the E-Flexer class and the first in the series to…

06.12.2021
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Port of Narvik seeks to have both emission-free and fast workboat

Norwegian yard Grovfjord Mekaniske Verksted (GMV), located near Narvik,  is set to build a hydrogen-powered high-speed workboat for Norway’s port of Narvik. The port wants a workboat which should be both fast and emission-free. Norwegian engineering…

06.12.2021
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GLDD orders Ulstein-design rock installer at Philly

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co LLC (GLDD) has ordered a Jones Act-compliant rock installation vessel, designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions BV, at Philly Shipyard, with an option for a second ship. The first unit is expected to be commissioned in the…

03.12.2021

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