Nakilat, a global leader in energy transportation, Classification Society DNV, and a group of leading yards and system suppliers have teamed up on a joint development project (JDP) to elevate software reliability and maintenance during operations.
The JDP, which was initiated in 2020 by Nakilat, has resulted in the launch of a new DNV Recommended Practice (DNV-RP-0582), published in June 2021.
Today, critical vessel functions rely heavily on computerized software-based systems that are becoming more complex, automated, and integrated.
Software failures or reliability issues can now result in significant safety risks, as well as lost revenue due to off-hire days. To help address these risks,
DNV and Nakilat brought together shipyards – DSME, Hudong-Zhonghua, HHI, and SHI, with system suppliers – ABB, Honeywell, Kongsberg, and Wärtsilä, to contribute to the development of the RP.
Nakilat Chief Executive Officer Eng. Abdullah Al-Sulaiti said: “With one of the largest LNG shipping fleets in the world, we are intimately aware of the importance of Information Technology (IT) integrity in ensuring safe, sustainable, and reliable vessel operations.
With the experience gained from completing our own fleet-wide digitalization exercise, we are pleased to be partnering with key players in the industry to share our insights and contribute towards the improvement of vessel IT and computerization reliability and quality.