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
Shipbuilding

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

Seaway 7 celebrates steel-cutting of next-generation WTIV

At China Merchants Heavy Industry yard in Jiangsu, Norwegian offshore support group Seaway 7 celebrated the steel cutting ceremony for its next-generation wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV). The type GustoMSC NG-14000XL-G jack-up vessel, called

03.12.2021
Shipbuilding

World’s first towboat fuelled by methanol to be commissioned in 2023

A towboat designed by Elliott Bay Design Group in the United States and due to be commissioned in 2023 will be powered by a methanol-to hydrogen fuel cell. Hydrogen One will join Maritime Partners’ 1600-vessel fleet equipped with a fuel cell from e1…

02.12.2021
Shipbuilding

First of three battery hybrid PCTCs commissioned by UECC

European shortsea RoRo company, UECC, has taken delivery of the first in a series of three dual-fuel LNG battery hybrid pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) from China’s Jiangnan Shipyard. The ship’s design has been developed together with the…

01.12.2021
Shipbuilding

Baffin Fisheries opts for Arctic factory freezer trawler

Canadian fishing company Baffin Fisheries has ordered an Arctic factory freezer trawler from Turkey’s Tersan Shipyard based on the Skipsteknisk ST-119 design. Skipsteknisk has through the last ten years designed a large number of factory freezer…

01.12.2021

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