South Korean firms Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Pan Ocean have joined forces to introduce a ship management platform primarily based on digital twin technologies. The firms have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to create finish-to-finish digital options that prioritize operational efficiency. The strategy is for SHI to integrate its twin-primarily based digital ship management platform into Pan Ocean’s LNG carrier, New Apex, for a demonstration. This platform will analyze navigation information in true time and allow integrated management and upkeep of all ship systems, resulting in price savings. Immediately after the demonstration, each firms aim to expand the use of digital options for autonomous navigation.
President of Samsung Heavy Industries, Jung Jin-taek, pointed out that the company’s concentrate on digital twin technologies, an necessary aspect of autonomous navigation, will be additional enhanced by means of this collaboration to lead the international industry.
Pan Ocean CEO Ahn Jung-ho acknowledged the substantial adjustments anticipated in the maritime transport sector due to digitization, driven by aspects such as subsequent-generation communication networks, environmental regulations and power conservation. Pan Ocean aims to use its knowledge in navigation to set sector requirements for digitalisation.
Earlier this year, SHI also partnered with Norwegian marine technologies group Kongsberg Maritime (KM) to create autonomous LNG carriers. The objective is to generate a subsequent-generation LNG carrier that utilizes remote autonomous navigation and low-carbon technologies for safer and extra power-effective operations.