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Furuno Hellas has been awarded Digital Twin Ready certification from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for HermAce, a smart onboard system that collects and monitors data on bridge navigation and communication equipment, actively supporting remote troubleshooting and problem rectifications.

Lloyd’s Register has partnered with STC Global to use AI to unlock insights from the vast amounts of untapped incident data captured by Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) functions.

Lloyd’s Register’s electronic certificates (eCerts) capability is being rolled out for new and existing vessels across the fleet on a phased basis.

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has reported that as much as 40 per cent of maintenance work carried out by Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel operators is unnecessary. By reducing these unwarranted manhours, operators could save on average almost £600,000 per asset each year, which is equivalent to £15m per asset over its lifetime. 

As part of the European Union (EU) Recognised Organisation (RO) Mutual Recognition Type Approval scheme, EIZO Corporation has been awarded type approval from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for its 19 and 25.5 inch maritime monitors for an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) with radar applications, the first European certificate for electrical equipment in Japan.

The EU RO Mutual Recognition Type Approval scheme covers type approval certification on selected components and equipment for which mutually agreed technical requirements have been developed and agreed by all stakeholders in the EU RO Group, ensuring consistency for different types of equipment.

EIZO’s current line of DuraVision ECDIS monitors (FD2603W, FDU2603WT, FDS1904, FDS1904T) were issued the certificate. These monitors are built specifically for harsh maritime conditions and are calibrated at EIZO’s own factory to meet the highly specialised requirements of ECDIS systems. EIZO offers optional optical bonding for each model which is also produced in-house.

Kazuhide Shimura, executive operating officer, EIZO Corporation commented: “Meeting requirements for major maritime classifications such as LR is extremely important in demonstrating that our products are proven for use in harsh environments. EU RO MR ensures that EIZO continues to provide a high degree of customer assurance to system integrators and end users in the maritime market, regardless of their location.”

Fumio Kure, LR’s general manager in Japan said: “We are proud that LR was able to issue this certificate at this time as we had to rely on remote surveying capability for the approval as surveyor attendance was hindered by COVID-19 challenges. Congratulations to EIZO for obtaining EU RO MR Type Approval certificate in addition to LR class type approval.”

Tanker owner Euronav has signed an agreement with Lloyd’s Register (LR) to strengthen its fleet condition monitoring programme with remote approval.

Thursday, 07 May 2020 14:23

LR increases remote services and support

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has increased its remote survey offerings to support the accelerated transition to remote services that is occurring due to the spread of COVID-19.  

Almi Tankers S.A. has become one of the first maritime companies in Greece to be awarded ISO 27001 certification by global certification and assurance company Lloyd’s Register (LR).

Almi Tankers has been awarded ISO 27001 certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS), demonstrating that the company has reached the high quality demanded from this internationally recognised Standard.

The certificate was presented by y Philippa Charlton, BA & IS marketing director at LR to Almi Tanker’s CEO Capt. Stylianos Dimouleas at a ceremony at the company’s headquarters in Athens.

CEO Capt. Stylianos Dimouleas thanked his team for this success and commented: “We are all affected by ISO 27001 requirements on a daily basis. We took a major step to ensure that a robust Information Management System and Cyber Security System are in place and in line with EU GDPR Directives.”

LR’s marketing director, Philippa Charlton said: “ISO 27001 is a certification of best practice for ISMS. An organisation that is certified has been through a rigorous independent audit process and demonstrated its ability to meet the stringent requirements of this standard. We’re delighted for Almi Tankers S.A.”

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 10:51

LR certifies Keppel for 3D printing

The additive manufacturing (AM) technology would enable Keppel to print high-value components for offshore products with significantly faster production times and more economically.

Singapore-based Avetics Global has received Lloyd’s Register certification as approved service supplier to conduct surveys using Remote Inspection Technique (RIT) on the structure of ships and mobile offshore units by via unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAV) and attending surveyor for close-up survey.

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