A new strategic cooperation agreement among South Korean shipbuilder DSME, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, data analysis provider NAPA and simulation provider AVL, seeks to combine expertise in naval architecture and maritime technology to develop digital ships and related strategic solutions.
The collaboration will cover all aspects of creating comprehensive digital twins: from the acquisition and processing of quality engine room data, ship performance and meteorological data to the training, simulation and human machine interface that will be necessary to turn insights from engine data into practical efficiencies.
The development of digital twin ship and engine is one of the most exciting outcomes of the recent surge in maritime digitalization and development of the Internet of Things. By creating a virtual, real-time copy of engine equipment, we can better monitor, analyze, and predict performance, leading to safer and more efficient operations,
…said Mr. Odin Kwon, CTO of DSME.
We are actively entering into digital era in the industry nowadays which could be a basis for the development of autonomous ship. Building a digital platform should be well balanced between actual application of technology and academic basis,
…added Professor Deog Hee Doh from KMOU.
Each partner brings a different angle to the collaboration: DSME coordinates the partnership, while NAPA will develop digital twin ship models with digitalized components and a real-time simulation platform to integrate between engine models and ship models.
Meanwhile, AVL will develop the simulation tools and methodologies that the partnership projects will require.
KMOU will contribute by providing the existing infrastructure as a basis for further development and optimization.
New generations of vessels will set the standard for decades to come, and digital infrastructure will be just as important as the physical and mechanical elements of a newbuild. Bringing together ship builders, engine manufacturers and software experts is the ideal way to ensure that high quality digital infrastructure is embedded in the shipbuilding process from the very beginning, and adds value throughout the lifecycle of a vessel,
…commented Mr. Naoki Mizutani, Executive Vice President, Shipping Solutions at NAPA.