SMI Seminar 2015: Automation & Autonomy (Ships & Shipyards)

In its second edition this year, the annual Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) Seminar was held on the afternoon of 24 April in conjunction with the inaugural Singapore Maritime Technology Conference (SMTC) during the Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) 2015.

Following last year’s theme on port automation, this year’s Seminar continues with “Automation & Autonomy for Ships & Shipyards”. A total of eight industry experts were invited to share their perspective before they exchanged insights and opinions with the audience during panel discussions.

Automation & Autonomy is key towards higher operation efficiency and better reliability. It is one of the ways to address challenges relating to the shortage of skilled labour and crew, and improving productivity. Participants can expect to hear on the current landscape and challenges in a shipboard environment covering various aspects such as safe navigation, shipboard operations and maintenance, cargo handling, process control and monitoring systems, etc, faced by shipowners or operators, and how these lead to R&D needs and opportunities as well as capabilities for developing innovative technologies to improve operational efficiency and productivity.

Seminar Programme

Title Speaker
Automation & Autonomy for Shipyards
Investing for the Future: R&D Activity of ClassNK for Maritime Industry – Open Innovation Projects with the Industry Mr Junichi Hirata, ClassNK
Automation and its Outcomes in Shipbuilding Mr Charlie Chan, Keppel Offshore & Marine Technology Centre
Autonomy Activity in a Japanese Shipyard Dr Youichi Nagao, Oshima Shipbuilding
Advantages of Fiber Lasers for Shipbuilding and Offshore Applications Mr Michael Grupp, IPG Photonics
Roundtable Discussion Facilitator: Mr Subrata Chanda, MI@NP
Automation & Autonomy for Ships
How Far Crew Redundancy and Enhanced Reliability could be Attributed to Ship Automation? Dr Alam Khorshed, DNV GL
How to Implement Modern Computer Technologies in Practice Dr Hideyuki Ando, Monohakobi Technology Institute
Dynamic Positioning of Fast and Lightweight Boats Mr Yuri Krivtsov, Navis Engineering OY Singapore Branch
DOCKLOCK, Auto-Mooring Mr Wouter van Reenen, Mampaey Offshore Industries
Roundtable Discussion Facilitator: Capt. Gopala Krishnan, MI@SP

*Presentation materials to be made available shortly.

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