SHANGHAI, Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's first smart ship has been revealed at the Smart Ship Development Forum & Smart Ship Demo, sponsored by CSSC on December 1st in Shanghai. This is the first smart ship to be constructed.
The 38,800dwt smart ship project is the first civilian program of CSSC Innovation Plan and led by Shanghai Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI), and undertaken by CSSC Huangpu-Wenchong Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (HPWS), CSSC Power Research Institute and Hudong Heavy Machinery Co., Ltd.
Key smart functions to be realized by the ship include: overall ship performance and status monitoring; ship safety assessment, energy efficiency monitoring, analysis, assessment and optimization; engine room equipment and system operation status monitoring, safety and performance analysis; engine room equipment maintenance; sea route planning based on hydrological and meteorological information; ship navigational safety assessment, navigational operation and information analysis; environmental impact analysis; navigational decision-making optimization, operation and control optimization. The ship involves the latest technology in order to provide such wide coverage. The ship is planned to be built starting in September 2016, with delivery to be complete in 2017.
As the project begins, the overall planning of the smart system from the design stage, performance optimization of intelligence systems, intelligent analysis systems and intelligent decision-making systems form a strong and efficient smart platform. The smart concept runs throughout the whole ship. From this perspective, the 38,800dwt bulk carrier will become not only China's first smart ship, but also the first globally.
SOURCE China State Shipbuilding Corporation