Samsung Heavy Industries gets type approval for management software

ClassNK grants type approval certificate to SHI's management software

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) has approved Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)’s Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) management software ‘SVESSEL CBM’.

CBM has gained attention as an essential technology for autonomous ships being developed against the backdrop of recent advances in sensing and IoT technology, as it allows for remote real-time monitoring and diagnosis of engine condition, etc., serving as a key enabler for maintenance automation.

In response to the growing interest in using CBM in ship management for the sake of safety and cost reduction, ClassNK has established Part B Annex 9.1.3 of its “Rules for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships” that outlines detailed requirements for using CBM in-class survey.

Receiving an application from SHI, ClassNK carried out an examination of ‘SVESSEL CBM’ based on Part B of its ‘Rules for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships’.

Upon confirming it complies with the prescribed requirements, ClassNK issued a type approval certificate.

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Dr. Dong Yeon Lee, Executive Vice President / Director of Ship & Offshore Research Institute, SHI, said: “We extend our heartfelt gratitude to ClassNK for their rigorous assessment and certification process and our dedicated team for their hard work.

“CBM technology represents a paradigm shift in maintenance practices, empowering us to predict and prevent equipment failures before they occur, thereby enhancing vessel reliability and safety. We will embrace this opportunity to continue pushing advancement with our technology such as Smart ship and Autonomous ship in the maritime industries.”

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Dr. Toshiro Arima, Executive Vice President / Director of Research and Development Division, ClassNK, stated: “It is a great honour to issue a type approval for ‘SVESSEL CBM’. As SHI and ClassNK move forward with collaboration towards an actual project in the next step, ClassNK will continue to provide necessary support through its technical expertise.”

In March, ClassNK issued the ‘SCCS-Full’ 1 class notation to the Ever Top, a Neopanamax container vessel owned by Evergreen.

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