South Korean corporations Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Pan Ocean have joined forces to showcase a ship management platform primarily based on digital twin technologies. The corporations have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to create complete digital options that prioritize operational efficiency. The program is for SHI to integrate its digital twin-primarily based ship management platform on Pan Ocean’s LNG carrier, New Apex, for a demonstration. This platform will analyze actual-time navigation information and allow integrated management and upkeep of all ship systems, resulting in expense savings. Following the demonstration, each corporations aim to expand the use of digital options for autonomous navigation.
Samsung Heavy Industries’ President, Jung Jin-taek, highlighted that the company’s concentrate on digital twin technologies, a core aspect of autonomous navigation, will be additional enhanced by means of this collaboration in order to lead the worldwide market place.
Pan Ocean’s CEO, Ahn Jung-ho, acknowledged the important modifications anticipated in the maritime transport sector due to digitalization, driven by elements like subsequent-generation communication networks, environmental regulations, and power conservation. Pan Ocean aims to use its navigation experience to set sector requirements for digitalization.
Earlier this year, SHI also partnered with Norwegian maritime 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 much more power-effective operations.