Samsung Heavy delivers shuttle tanker installed with smart ship system

Lim Chang-won Reporter() | Posted : May 28, 2020, 10:58 | Updated : May 28, 2020, 10:58

[Courtesy of Samsung Heavy]

SEOUL -- A shuttle tanker installed with SVESSEL, a smart ship system developed by Samsung Heavy Industries, has been delivered to AET Tankers, a Singapore-based company. It is the world's first smart ship certified by DNV GL, an international accredited registrar and classification society based in Norway, as a shuttle tanker.

Through SVESSEL, Samsung Heavy said the 152,000 DWT (deadweight ton) Eagle Petrolina can receive information such as the route of operation, engine power and ship inclination through SVESSEL and view and information such as fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions in real time.

The land control office can check ship operation information immediately, making it easier to support and manage operations. A shuttle tanker is designed for oil transport from an off-shore oil field as an alternative to constructing oil pipelines.

Samsung Heavy has partnered with foreign companies to develop technologies for smart ships. The shipbuilder works with DNV GL to secure autonomous ship technology that can drastically reduce the number of people on board by 2022. DNV GL sets standards for ships and offshore structures.

South Korean shipbuilders work hard to develop smart ship technologies as new regulations will increase the preference for digital total solutions that support efficient navigation systems. Smart shipping can be divided into unmanned ships ruled by an operator from a control center onshore and autonomous ships that use a computer on board that takes decisions about the route, speed, fuel consumption, maintenance and even mooring in the harbor.

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