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LR buys software company Seasafe

Lloyd’s Register (LR) reports that it has acquired Seasafe Marine Software & Computation, a provider of on-board loading and stability software to manage the stability of vessels and offshore structures.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}LR’s ship emergency response service (SERS), which provides emergency preparedness and response to clients, already uses the software for vessel modelling and calculations. Brighton-based Seasafe will relocate to LR’s Southampton Global Technology Centre to sit alongside the SERS team following the deal.

SEASAFE Professional is a CAD-type graphics-driven package for 3D modelling and naval architectural calculations, for development of 3D vessel models. SEASAFE-Onboard is a graphics-oriented Windows application which performs all statutory required calculations on-board. 

Nial McCollam, LR’s chief technology officer said: “This is another important step in building global software solutions that create value for our customers. We’re bringing together all of LR’s existing commercial software activities to provide a suite of integrated solutions.”

“Our global technology and innovation team is also developing a range of innovative data and digital solutions, such as remote presence inspections, cyber-security, additive manufacturing and asset lifecycle management, harnessing and developing the capabilities within our Global Technology Centres in Singapore and Southampton.”{/mprestriction}

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