Seoul - Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) is developing innovative methods to facilitate smart shipping by undertaking thorough research across their multiple research centres in Geoje, Daeduk and Pangyo in Korea. According to a statement issued by the company, the aim is not only to transform Samsung's shipyard at Geoje into a smart shipyard, but also transfer the wealth of technological knowhow from Korea to Nigeria, cultivating smart shipping in Nigeria as well.
During the construction of the "Egina", the world's largest FPSO, Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria (SHIN) was already able to apply many innovations from their Korean operations. This helped shorten the "Egina" project integration process to seven months, the fastest in Africa amongst comparable projects.
Now, rigorous research is underway at both their onshore and offshore R&D centres across Korea. The ICT Convergence Centre in Geoje, for instance, is working on integrating an innovative ICT and production technology in up to six different categories. The technologies to be implemented will facilitate more efficient ways of working, lowering the cost of operations, increasing safety, and modernising the shipbuilding industry in Nigeria.(READ MORE)