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DSME, ABS to explore decarbonisation and digitalisation of VLCC and ULCS

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and ABS have signed a joint development project (JDP) agreement to explore decarbonisation and digitalisation strategies for VLCC and ultra large container ships (ULCS).

The agreement will see DSME develop ABS approved VLCC and ULCS vessel designs, which offer potential solutions to IMO 2030 decarbonisation goals.

The JDP also covers Onshore Remote Monitoring, SMART and autonomy technology as well as development and review of cyber security aspects associated with the DSME Smart Ship platform.
“There is increasing demand in the marine industry for vessels which have a low carbon and greenhouse gas emission footprint. Leveraging digital technologies provides a means to assist in addressing these decarbonization challenges,” said Odin Kwon, chief technology officer of DSME.

“At the same time, the increased connectivity onboard vessels can introduce cyber related threats which need to be appropriately addressed. DSME and ABS will work together to evaluate solutions to address the decarbonization challenges, including exploring the potential of digital technology,” Kwon added.

Patrick Ryan, ABS senior vice president, global engineering and technology, commented: “This JDP will help us harness the potential of digitalisation and drive forward decarbonisation goals for the industry.”

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