Samsung unveils innovations for shipbuilding industry of Nigeria
Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) is developing revolutionary methods for facilitating smart shipping by carrying out comprehensive research through its various research centers in Geoje, Daeduk and Pangyo, Korea.
According to a statement released by the company, the goal is not only to turn Samsung's Geoje shipyard into a smart shipyard, but also to move the wealth of technical know-how from Korea to Nigeria, cultivating smart shipping in Nigeria too.
Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria (SHIN) was already able to incorporate other technologies from their Korean operations when constructing the Egina, the world's largest FPSO. That helped shorten the integration process of the Egina project to seven months, the fastest among comparable projects in Africa.
ICT Convergence Center in Geoje is working to combine an advanced ICT and manufacturing technology into up to six different categories.
The technology to be introduced would promote more effective ways of working, lower operational costs, improve safety and modernize Nigeria's shipbuilding industry.
“Our investment in West Africa is a long term one, rooted in helping develop local human capacity by leveraging our fabrication and integration yard to the benefit of the entire West African maritime industry. At Samsung, we believe in having big dreams and visions for the future and following them with passion. Given our present as well the near future is digital, it is high time the shipbuilding industry too started digitizing its ways of working," Managing Director of Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria, Mr. Jejin Jeon stated.
Maritime Business World