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Friday, April 16, 2021 

A semi-submersible drilling platform from China Merchant Heavy Industry (CMHI), Shen Lan Tan Suo, has become the first offshore unit to receive DNVs Smart notation compliance certificate, a voluntary vessel notation from DNV, which provides a framework for assessing and visualising digital vessel features and shows that a vessel is utilising enhancements that improve operations, efficiency, and reduced environmental impacts.

Mei Xianzhi, GM CMHI (Jiangsu), said: “We are very honoured that Shen Lan Tan Suo was awarded the world’s first Smart notation from DNV. We thank DNV for their strong support during the project. Digitalisation and intellectualisation are the general trends in technological development. Digital transformation is one of the development strategies for CMHI and we are committed to building the internal industry chain of ship repair and ship construction through smart operation and maintenance, while adding value to end users with services supporting the life cycle of ships. We have enjoyed good cooperation over the years and believe there will be broader cooperation in the future. We both parties will further enhance and deepen cooperation together and provide safer, smarter, and greener products in offshore and cruise segments.”

DNV Maritime’s Regional Manager Greater China, Norbert Kray, said: “Thank you for placing your trust in DNV. As the first in the world to apply our newly developed Smart notation, CMHI demonstrates that in in digitalisation and automation they have both the foresight to look to future needs and the ability to deliver in practice. I would also like to thank the teams who to have successfully realized this groundbreaking notation and all of the involved partners for their contributions and cooperation.”

The Smart notation demonstrates that the data collection infrastructure of Shen Lan Tan Suo, and its ability to ensure reliable and safe data collection from multiple systems onboard has been subject to quality assurance from an independent third party. The rig has been awarded the qualifiers D-INF(P) for data-driven verification processes, and EEN, which recognises solutions that provide improved energy efficiency and reduced harmful emissions, focusing on technologies that are considered cost, energy and emission-efficient for the operation of the vessel.

“Data streams from sensors and other sources of information are increasingly becoming an essential part of decision-making and used as input for monitoring, control, quality assurance, and verification,” said DNV Offshore Classification Director Geir Fuglerud. “It’s of great importance for the industry that you started the digital journey. Because, while the future opportunities are almost endless, they must always begin with an innovator who is willing to take the first steps – as we see here with CMHI and Shen Lan Tan Suo.”

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