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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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…

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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…

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Wallenius Sol takes delivery of ice-class ConRo vessel

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16.05.2022
Shipbuilding

All American Marine and Teknicraft awarded AiP for CTV design

Classification society DNV has issued Approval in Principle (AiP) to U.S. yard All American Marine and marine architect Teknicraft for a concept design of a new type of crew transfer vessel (CTV). The 28m-long vessel has a high projected speed of 29…

28.03.2022
Shipbuilding

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection announces fleet growth

U.S. hotel and travel group Ritz Carlton has ordered two luxury cruise ships of about 46,000gt from French yard Chantiers de l’Atlantique, with an option for additional vessels. The announcement comes at a time as The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection…

25.03.2022
Shipbuilding

MAN and DNV team up on decarbonisation and digitalisation

MAN Energy Solutions and DNV have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a closer collaboration on decarbonisation, digitalisation, and the hydrogen value chain. Under the terms of the agreement, which will run for three years, the partners…

23.03.2022
Shipbuilding

Norwegian ship operator NRS orders new ambulance craft

Norwegian Rig Shuttle AS (NRS) has placed an order with Maritime Partner, based in Aalesund, to construct an ambulance vessel of 22m length and a capacity of 30 passengers. The order for the catamaran of type Alusafe Cat 21 was awarded after a…

22.03.2022

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