Daewoo shipyard operations get smarter with advanced digital technologies
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has opened its center for smart production management at its shipyard in Geoje, where it would utilize advanced digital technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) into shipbuilding, management, and test operation.
The center shares real-time production information with IoT technology to allow them to check the location of blocks under construction with drones in real-time, update production information every minute on a large screen and predict and simulate factors affecting production such as weather conditions.
The center consists of two sections: smart production management and smart start-up testing.
Smart production management improves productivity, prevents safety accidents, and enables smart management by utilizing information such as energy usage in the shipyard.
The smart start-up center collects operating information from ships such as the fuel consumption of equipment and provides technical support. Collected data can be used for equipment optimization and improvement in advance through big data analysis.
The digital production center will become a key facility for the establishment of smart shipyards and open the era of autonomous ship operations, says DSME CEO Lee Sung-geun.
Lee added that the putting up of a digital production center is a very meaningful achievement, as I think that places them at an innovation point to become a new future-oriented shipyard.
Shipowners can get ways to reduce operating costs. The center can analyze the operation information of ships already delivered and provide solutions to ship owners. A virtual reality crew training program can be provided in the same environment as actual ships.