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ABS issues product design assessment for HHI’s smart technology

ABS has verified the smart functions of Hyundai Heavy Industries’ (HHI) Integrated Smart-Ship Solution, issuing the first Product Design Assessment (PDA) for its data infrastructure.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"} ABS PDA is an assessment of materials, components, products or systems for a specific use in compliance with ABS Rules, Guides and recognised standards. Based on PDA, the final approval is given when an engineer or surveyor accepts the assessed item for a specific user and installation.

ABS also issued the first ever New Technologies Qualification (NTQ) for the Operational Performance Management (OPM) functions.

The ABS NTQ services offer guidance on early adoption and efficient implementation of new technologies, demonstrating both the level of maturity and that potential risks have been systematically reviewed.

The NTQ addresses the route optimisation, performance monitoring and reporting capabilities of HHI’s system. This will enable vessels using HHI’s system to be provided with the SMART (INF) notation and SMART(OPM) record comment. Seven ABS-classed vessels – one FSRU, three VLECs and three tankers - are being readied to receive ABS smart notations and descriptions, subject to final surveys.

“Smart technology has significant potential to drive asset performance. ABS is proud to work with HHI on practical applications of this technology, which is a key step on the road to Condition Based Class,” said Patrick Ryan, ABS senior vice president, global engineering and technology.

“It is another time of paradigm shift. The smart-ship concept, which makes full use of available data, is rapidly changing the transportation market. To address the need, HHI has developed the ISS system, a powerful data analysis platform based on the best shipbuilding and smart technology and is incorporating it into an increasing number of vessels. The ABS approval of the system offers an opportunity to provide ship owners with the Smart notation. As the technology continues to develop, HHI will lead the smart-ship market not only by good shipbuilding but also by remaining connected with ship owners, providing innovative economic value to ship operations,” said Jae-Eul Kim, HHI executive vice president, CTO. {/mprestriction}

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