LR has awarded Digital Twin Ready certification to Furuno for its HermAce system Photo: LR
Furuno Hellas has been awarded Digital Twin Ready certification from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for HermAce, a smart onboard system that collects and monitors data on bridge navigation and communication equipment.
It is the first time that the Digital Twin Ready certification has been granted for a Digital Health Management developer in the marine and offshore industry. LR has previously awarded Digital Twin Ready Approval in Principles to GE, HHI and SERI for completing the life-cycle engineering review of the processes and software tools in developing digital twins.
“We are extremely delighted that HermAce, developed by our subsidiary Furuno Hellas, has been certified to be Digital Twin Ready by LR,” said Muneyuki Koike, Furuno senior managing director. “Through fully-fledged deployment of HermAce, we strongly envisage that we will be able to provide our clients with more peace of mind when using our products on board vessels,” he added.
In granting the approval LR evaluated the engineering life cycle processes, workflow, algorithm development, software conformity and practices concerning information security, in accordance with LR’s Digital Twin Ready requirements.
“A new paradigm in shipping has started towards remote operations, when digital health management technology starts enabling remote servicing, maintenance and testing of critical equipment for the safety of ships, with digital technology that can be trusted by ship managers, ship operators and end users,” said Luis Benito, LR’s innovation and co-creation director.