The DNV GL classed vessel includes operational enhancement, performance enhancement, and condition monitoring enhancement. DNV GL partnered with SDARI, Shanghai Waigaoqiao and the manufacturers to put into effect the design, the site verification and component/system certification.
The vessel is to voyage between Brazil and Asia, travelling through China, Japan, Malaysia and Oman. Also, it will most probably be deployed by Brazil and European trade, such as Rotterdam and Italy.
According to DNV GL Class Guidelines for SmartShips, a SmartShip notation could be applied to vessels that have specific technological features that could be considered as smart technologies in marine applications.
Finally, Norbert Kray, DNV GL’s Regional Manager Greater China, stated that the SmartShip notation aspires to give the customers a platform to understand the innovative technologies they were using and as a result to optimize the performance, enhance safety, and minimize their environmental impact. This technology supports those who are developing smart ships based on future-standard vessels.