HHI moves forward with LNG digital twins

Korean shipbuilder HHI Group has been granted Approval in Principle (AiP) by DNV for its Hyundai Intelligent Digital Twin Ship (HiDTS) system for 174,000 CBM LNG carriers, to allow testing of the Power Management System (PMS) to be performed without a surveyor having to attend physically.

The digital twin will also support test run activities and automatically harvests data on the PMS’s behaviour, which the surveyor can verify using a digital playback application.

Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and DNV will now work together further under a new MOU to assess potential applications of digital twin and autonomous technologies for large commercial marine vessels.

KSOE and HHI will contribute to developing an autonomous maritime system that complies with DNV requirements during the project.

“It is a meaningful step forward for advanced future digital ships which surpass current smart ships,” said Won Ho Joo, CTO at HHI.

“We believe our own digital twin technology will contribute to global decarbonisation efforts as well as to the realisation of autonomous ships. Furthermore, the cooperation with DNV will reduce time and cost to provide these high-tech ships to customers.”

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