Strategic Alliance for Digital Shipbuilding Revolution

ABS, a global leader in maritime safety, and Hanwha Ocean, a prominent player in maritime technology, have entered into a landmark strategic framework agreement at KORMARINE 2023. This collaboration is set to transform the shipbuilding industry through the advancement of digital technologies, emphasising smart yards and smart ships.

Pioneering Digital Technologies in Shipbuilding
The partnership focuses on exploring digital technologies related to smart yards and smart ships, encompassing safety, cyber resilience, autonomous operations, remote control, and innovative smart functions developed by Hanwha Ocean. These technologies aim to revolutionise shipyard production, leveraging tools like augmented reality/virtual reality, 3D plan review, simulation, modelling, and digital twins to enhance health, safety, and quality processes in shipyards.

Enhancing Operational Efficiency and Safety
Patrick Ryan, ABS Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, highlighted ABS’s role in advancing safety and quality standards amid this technological revolution. Joong Kyoo Kang, Vice President and Head of the R&D Institute at Hanwha Ocean, expressed eagerness to collaborate on projects like HS4, Hanwha Ocean’s smart ship solution, which aims to enhance the safe and economic operation of vessels.

Forward-Looking Collaboration
This agreement also aims to improve and optimise shipyard operations, marking a significant step in the digital transformation of the maritime industry. ABS and Hanwha Ocean’s joint efforts will pave the way for smarter and more efficient shipbuilding practices, setting new benchmarks for the global maritime sector.

About ABS
ABS is a world-renowned maritime safety organisation, committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design, construction, and operation in the maritime industry.

About Hanwha Ocean
Hanwha Ocean is a leading maritime technology company, specialising in the development of advanced technologies for the maritime sector, including smart ship solutions.

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