Hyundai Heavy unveils “smart ship” system

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March 29, 2011

Hyundai Heavy Industries recently unveiled the world’s first remote monitoring and controlling smart ship system, allowing operators to remotely control important on-board systems and provide real-time feedback to shoreside personnel.

The key to the smart ship system is the ship monitoring and controlling system called SAN (Ship Area Network) which integrates ACONIS-DS (advanced control and integration system), VDR (voyage data recorder), and BMS (bridge maneuvering system). With SAN, operators can remotely control engines, controllers, and manage other important on-board systems. SAN also enables shipping companies to get real-time feedback on the status of their ships via satellite link.

The data collected, analyzed, and processed via SAN can be used for enhancing operational efficiency and reducing management costs for shipping lines.

The first ship to be equipped with the smart ship system is a 4,500 TEU container ship scheduled to be delivered to AP Moller-Maersk today, March 29.  Hyundai Heavy will be installing the smart ship system on and additional 20 ships ordered by AP Moller.  Hyundai Heavy will also be installing the system on two ships ordered by CMM (Consolidated Marine Management) Inc.

The IT-based smart system has been developed in association with the state-run Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute and the Ministry of Knowledge Economy.

Photo: Diagram of Smart Ship

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