November 26, 2018 – ST Engineering will showcase key technological, cybersecurity and greener engineering solutions that will shape the future of the maritime industry at OSEA 2018, Marina Bay Sands from 27-29 November. This will include solutions that drive Smart Autonomous Vessels, Cybersecurity, Scrubber Retrofit, as well as for LNG-powered vessels that could help operators meet stricter IMO regulations in 2020. The Group’s innovative solutions show the way forward for an industry that has become critically dependent on technology.
“It’s exciting for us to witness how solutions designed and developed by ST Engineering have created endless possibilities and led the way forward for the industry. The impetus for all of these innovations has stemmed from a fundamental need to optimize resources and improve overall safety, reliability and cost for ship owners and operators. We are proud to be an industry transforming force,” said Chew Men Leong, Chief Marketing Officer, ST Engineering and Deputy President & President (Defence Business), Marine.
Smart Autonomous Vessels (USVs)
With a track record in delivering USVs operating in dense commercial shipping waters, ST Engineering has the capability to design and integrate key autonomy systems for such vessels. In-house developed NERVA ship management and sensemaking system (SMS2) is a class-certified integrated alarm, monitoring and control system that provides ship operators with intelligent HM&E management and control of the ship systems. This can be done through real time, centralised control and monitoring of platform sensors and systems including intelligent health monitoring and predictive diagnostics on platform machineries. The Group has also developed the Navigation autonomy system, which is capable of autonomous navigation with collision avoidance based on COLREGS, and the Operation autonomy system, which is in charge of remote/ autonomous control of payloads.
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
The NEPTUNE AUV is used to conduct a myriad of subsea operations such as seabed mapping, underwater pipeline and cable inspections, debris field inspections as well as search and salvage. It is equipped with a fully autonomous capability, supported by robust guidance, navigation and control algorithms that enable steady underwater navigation along planned routes during subsea operations. It is also equipped with a sophisticated sonar, which can capture high resolution imagery and data of subsea objects.
Safer and Smarter Connectivity
Cyber-attacks on critical information infrastructures (CII) including the maritime sector will be highly disruptive, leading to critical impact on essential services and even human lives. To address these cyber vulnerabilities, ST Engineering has developed a comprehensive suite of capabilities that will help CII defend against sophisticated cyber-threats through its cutting-edge products such as the Black Computer, the DigiSAFE DiskCrypt M10, and the DigiSAFE Data Diode.
To deepen smart connectivity, the SuperneTTM Maritime Integrated Communications System (MICS) is developed to suit various operational requirements of the Public Safety and Maritime sectors and integrates all communications needs on a single platform for both ship-to-shore and shore-to-shore maritime as well as offshore voice communications. The IP-based SuperneT™ enables seamless interoperability with disparate communications systems, optimizing operational efficiency and situational awareness for vessel, port operators and maritime control centers.
Innovations that Meet Stricter IMO Emission Regulations
Ship owners who are interested in cost-effective diesel engine exhaust abatement solutions that can meet impending MARPOL regulations will benefit immensely from the CoSCRUBTM, which was designed and developed by ST Engineering as a single, integrated open loop system that can be easily installed on all vessels. Other benefits include power and fuel savings, automated soot blowing customized stack design, thermal shock prevention, as well as control and monitoring interface ready.
Another green solution comes in the form of LNG-powered vessels. Having built the world’s first Combination Container Roll-on/Roll-off (ConRo) ships powered by LNG, ST Engineering has the expertise to bring on more LNG-powered solutions to benefit the industry and the environment, such as LNG Bunkering vessel solutions and gas-powered near shore power plants. These will be on showcase at OSEA 2018.
With deep engineering capabilities in large-scale projects and with a focus on the adoption of Smart technology, ST Engineering will continue to breakthrough design and development possibilities to bring on more world class solutions.