ABS and Samsung sign 3D model surveys agreement

ABS and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have signed an agreement to begin a new joint development project (JDP) to develop 3D model-based surveys, following the recent completion of a 3D model-based review project.

That completed project involved the development of a paperless 3D model-based design and review process, which is currently moving to its next phase of piloting 3D model-based surveys of an LNG carrier.

The new agreement will see the companies work together to expand on the results achieved to date to deliver a complete end-to-end 3D model-based Class process, encompassing engineering and survey.

”A 3D model-based design and approval process will change the traditional labour-intensive shipbuilding industry to a digitalised high-tech industry, based on the flow of digitalised 3D model data, in order to increase efficiency, safety and risk management at work,” said Jong H. Youn, SHI’s EVP & Head of Engineering Division.

“SHI have been applying 3D model-based design processes for a couple of years and we are now preparing to implement 3D model-based construction and survey, to achieve a high quality and safer environment throughout the whole process of shipbuilding in our shipyard. This can be achieved by seamlessly applying advanced digital technology from engineering until delivery, including Class survey.”

The 3D project will link into SHI’s ‘Smart SHI’ concept, which aims to create a digitalised shipyard with a completely drawing-less shop floor, using integrated software applications to support cyber-physical manufacturing systems.

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