Samsung Heavy Industries partners with Dassault Systèmes on ‘smart yard’ project

Shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries is to work with Dassault Systèmes to create a fully digital ‘smart yard’, designed to optimise operations scheduling and execution as well as automate the flow of information required for construction of LNG carriers.

By introducing model-based systems engineering (MBSE), Samsung expects to be able to design more sophisticated and sustainable vessels leveraging new systems and propulsion methods. MBSE is already a standard product development method in other transportation and aerospace sectors, providing traceability from concept to production.

“Automation systems are proven to greatly affect business efficiency across all industries. A smart yard in the shipbuilding industry will also help reduce construction costs and improve the quality of ships,” said Jung Nam Lee, DT Director, Samsung Heavy Industries.

“We plan to accelerate innovation in shipbuilding.”

The Memorandum of Understanding between the firms will also see Dassault Systèmes and the Smart SHI team at Samsung Heavy Industries create a consultative group for digital transformation to define and validate the new processes and tools required to achieve the smart yard.

Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform-based smart yard technology will be used to support the project, integrating various data sources and real-time operations information by connecting virtual twins of ships and a virtual twin of the shipyard, automating and standardising business processes with artificial intelligence.

“It is essential for Korea’s shipbuilding to accelerate its transformation with new and advanced technologies that allow it to keep its leadership in productivity and quality for complex vessels, and we are proud to support SHI in this journey,” said François-Xavier Dumez, Vice President, Marine & Offshore Industry, Dassault Systèmes.

“Through our cooperation with Samsung Heavy Industries, we’re given an opportunity to introduce and implement our outstanding marine industry solution experiences, and achieve a new paradigm in the shipbuilding industry in Korea.”

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