Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) will collaborate with Microsoft Korea, in an attempt to digitalise its shipyards.
HI will use Microsoft’s cloud-based IT solutions and technical expertise to accelerate the transition to low-cost and high-efficiency shipyards.
For its part, Microsoft will provide its cloud computing service Azure, artificial intelligence (AI), collaboration software Teams and metaverse technology to SHI which plans to gather all data and information from each sector into a digital virtual space.
The ultimate goal of “Smart SHI” is the digital transformation that processes all information in the shipyard with advanced IT technology
said Bae Jin-Han, CFO of SHI Management Support Office.
During 2019, SHI launched a digital transformation strategy named “Smart Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)”, aiming to promote business innovation by using digital technology across all areas of the shipyard, including design, production, and purchasing.
It uses Microsoft’s technology to increase productivity and establish a mobile work environment based on a high-speed wireless network in the Geoje shipyard.
We plan to actively cooperate so that SHI’s digital transformation can become a representative IT innovation success story in the shipbuilding and offshore industry through the latest technologies and solutions based on Microsoft Cloud
Lee Ji-Eun, CEO of Microsoft Korea, added.