Extended reality training centre to be developed in Korea

HD Hyundai Heavy Industries (HD HHI), HD Hyundai Marine Solution (HD HMS) and HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (HD KSOE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Korean Register (KR) to develop a ship education and training programme in Korea based on extended reality (XR).

The new facility will be located at HD HHI’s Digital Convergence Center (DCC) in Ulsan and will feature virtual reality models of ships based on 360-degree footage of actual vessels and 3D CAD models, linked to related training content.

As part of the development of the training platform, HD KSOE plans to work with HD HHI to integrate its own digital twin system, HiDTS, with KR’s ship familiarisation and education technology, KR-Real 360. HD HMS will provide additional training content for the combined platform.

“Through the realistic ship education and training system developed in this collaborative effort, customers will be able to respond quickly to changes in onboard operating systems, such as digitalisation and decarbonisation,” said Kwon Byoung Hun, Executive Vice President and Head of the Digital Research Lab at HD KSOE.

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