Samsung Heavy Industries to establish a smart digital shipyard with Dassault Systèmes
December 13, 2022 2:45 pm
MoU aims to improve shipyard production capacity and efficiency through model-based manufacturing, operations simulation and optimisation.
Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform-based smart yard will support a unique digital thread integrating various data sources and real-time operations information. Connecting the virtual twins of ships and the virtual twin of the shipyard, automating and standardising business processes with artificial intelligence, and optimising planning and operations within the shipyard and with the supply chain will enable smart innovations for both production methods and production execution.
Dassault Systèmes’ Memorandum of Understanding with Samsung Heavy Industries is meant to create a ‘smart yard’ based on new digital transformation technology to establish a fully digital shipyard and a competitive edge. The smart yard is designed to optimise the shipyard operations’ scheduling and execution and streamline and automate the information required for construction to accelerate production and assembly operations.
By introducing model-based systems engineering, Samsung Heavy Industries can design more sophisticated and sustainable vessels requiring more automation, new systems and propulsions, and higher safety and control. Jung Nam Lee, DT Director, Samsung Heavy Industries, said, “Automation systems are proven to affect business efficiency across all industries greatly. A smart yard in the shipbuilding industry will also help reduce construction costs and improve the quality of ships. We plan to accelerate innovation in shipbuilding.”
François-Xavier Dumez, Vice President, Marine & Offshore Industry, Dassault Systèmes, said, “It is essential for Korea’s shipbuilding to accelerate its transformation with new and advanced technologies that allow it to keep its leadership in productivity and quality for complex vessels, and we are proud to support SHI in this journey. Through our cooperation with Samsung Heavy Industries, we’re allowed to introduce and implement our outstanding marine industry solution experiences and achieve a new paradigm in the shipbuilding industry in Korea.”
The cooperation with the Smart SHI team of Samsung Heavy Industries will allow Dassault Systèmes to organise a consultative group for digital transformation to define and validate new processes and tools required to achieve the smart yard. This will involve Dassault Systèmes’ core technologies and experts from its local office and global headquarters.