Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), one of the largest manufacturers of offshore and ship equipment in the world, has upgraded SVESSEL, the company’s smart ship solution on (Amazon Web Services) AWS platform.
The maintenance and repair for vessels now are easier when integrated with digital applications. Using these applications, ship operators can enhance the quality of maintenance services without increasing costs. SVESSEL comprehensively uses AWS services like data analysis, machine learning, and communication, allowing ship officers to collect up-to-date data on the day-to-day operation of the vessel, from where it can deliver quick maintenance support and remotely check the condition of the vessel. SHI chose AWS as the cloud provider in 2018 to improve the smart ship solution
SHI upgrade plan will enhance the process of ship maintenance, improve efficiency by over 20%, and reduce the time of processing claims by a month.
The previously used system took at least two months to identify the issues, provide materials, and perform repairs. On top of that, engineers had to physically board each vessel to analyze the status of the ship’s equipment and then deliver maintenance reports, either through satellite phone or email.
SVESSEL uses Amazon SageMaker, a service that creates, trains, and develops application-based ML models. It is able to monitor the data related to the power and vibrations of the ship’s rotating equipment in real-time. This is a great solution for vessels, further help on the maintenance plan for equipment, and give crew members a clear view of potential equipment failures.
HyunJo Kim, Head of Ship and Ocean Research Center at SHI, stated that AWS allows SHI’s customers to efficiently manage their ship’s life cycle. He further added that the company plans to assist its customers with optimized AWS services like IoT.