Ship design verification is being increasingly digitalised Photo: RINA
RINA and the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to create an interface to the SDARI 3D Ship Model.
The interface will further RINA’s R&D activities into 3D ship model verification, creating a platform for reliable and rapid exchange of high volumes of data relating to ship design. The project aims to improve the common understanding of the design, strengthen transparency of designs, increase protection of intellectual property, optimise software calculation processes and reduce the time taken to approve drawings.
“The MoU takes a long history of cooperation between our companies to a new level,” commented Giosuè Vezzuto, executive vice present, marine at RINA. “This highly innovative approach to design verification offers many benefits, not least of which is a more efficient and robust exchange of information.”
Ship design verification was originally carried out by classification societies using paper drawings. This process had evolved to digital drawings with exchange of files between client and the society. Using a 3D platform takes design verification to a new level of efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
“Digitalisation is changing all aspects of shipbuilding and shipping, and we believe that a faster and more efficient sharing platform will soon benefit all parties in this sector,” concluded Giosuè Vezzuto.