Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and DNV signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at KORMARINE, committing to the establishment of SHI’s cutting-edge Remote Operation Centre (ROC) for real-time monitoring and control of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS).
The collaboration aims to create a Remote Operation Centre (ROC) for MASS, promote the future of autonomous shipping by leveraging cutting-edge technology such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and cybersecurity platforms, and ensure safe and seamless operations.
It will also investigate remote assistance technologies that support autonomous ship ideas and their practical implementations. DNV will advise SHI on its ROC concept before certifying it in accordance with the applicable requirements.
Hyun Joe Kim, Vice President, Director of Autonomous Ship Research Centre, said: “We are delighted to announce this significant milestone in our commitment to innovation with the signing of the MOU with DNV.
“This strategic partnership marks the beginning of a dynamic collaboration on ROC, underpinned by a shared vision of the benefits to all stakeholders of the efficient and cyber-secure autonomous vessel.”
Vidar Dolonen, Regional Manager, Maritime Korea & Japan, stated: “At DNV, we have a long-standing commitment to safety, innovation and sustainability in the maritime industry. This partnership reaffirms our dedication to pioneering advancements in maritime technology.”
One month later, Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) signed a MoU with DNV to promote decarbonisation and the adoption of alternative fuels by enabling the sharing of verified data for green claims.