The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have agreed to collaborate on the use of digital technologies to streamline designing, building and classing assets in a joint development project (JDP).
According to a statement, the JDP encompasses 3D digital disclosure, data exchange and the use if analytics to support the construction process and pilot the survey of the future.
The JDP will focus on areas around 3D technology and artificial intelligence to supplement traditional non-destructive testing in the shipbuilding process.
It is the second JDP recently signed between the partners, with the first being a project to develop a next-generation liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier design with advanced air lubrication and smart technology capabilities.
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Speaking about the deal, Patrick Ryan, ABS Senior Vice President, Engineering and Technology, said: “Data and digitalization are revolutionizing the marine and offshore industries. This JDP is further evidence of how ABS is leading the way and working with innovative partners such as SHI to shape the future of our industry.
“ABS is committed to realizing the potential benefits of these technologies for members and clients while advancing safety at sea.”
Jong H Yuan, Vice President of SHI, also commented: “We have been leading digital innovation from design to production in order to adapt to the fourth industrial revolution and to ensure continued competitiveness.
“We expect this JDP with ABS will be a great opportunity to advance innovative certification and inspection.”
What is ABS?
ABS is a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design and construction.
Focused on safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to develop accurate and cost-effective compliance, optimized performance and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets.