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DSME and Kongsberg Maritime sign JDA

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Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) and Kongsberg Maritime have signed a joint development agreement (JDA) for a new LNG floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) regasification control system.

As part of the delivery scope for a vessel currently under construction at the Okpo shipyard in South Korea, DSME will develop a High Fidelity Dynamic Simulator for the regasification plant.

The JDA enables DSME to utilise Kongsberg Maritime's Dynamic Process Simulator 'K-Spice' and the 'K-Chief' automation and control system for the joint development of the vessel's regasification control system. Tore Wean, Managing Director, Kongsberg Maritime Korea, said: "We are very pleased to start an LNG control system JDA with DSME as it represents a continuation and strengthening of a long-term and very successful partnership […] We have supplied ship automation systems to DSME since the 1980s and LNG ship control systems since 2002. We are committed to supporting their technology needs today and in the future."

Vice President at DSME Naval & Energy System R&D, Young Bok Choi, added: "Entering this JDA with Kongsberg Maritime as a major partner, and to many shipping companies, a trusted supplier makes good sense for DSME. We believe it will be a very significant stepping stone for further development projects and together we can provide our customers with world leading technology solutions."

DSME and Kongsberg Maritime are also discussing possible cooperation on marketing activities of the new LNG FSRU regasification control system.

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