ABS and Keppel Offshore & Marine are continuing their pioneering application of digital technologies by integrating Smart functions into the world’s first smart LNG bunkering vessel FueLNG Bellina, equipped with Keppel O&M’s proprietary AssetCare Digital Solution. ABS was selected by FueLNG Pte Ltd, to class the vessel, which will feature notations for Smart Infrastructure (Smart INF) and Crew Assistance and Augmentation (Smart CAA). Obtaining these notations form an integral part of the digital tools tailored by AssetCare to support FueLNG in enabling remote monitoring and real-time support of vessel operations, as well as predictive maintenance, which increases the vessel performance and efficiency.
The digital innovation has also extended to the construction and commissioning process for this vessel. One example is the use of Smart glasses for remote inspection, which increase yard efficiency while improving workforce safety throughout the inspection process especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 7,500-cubic-meter LNG bunkering vessel will be owned and operated by FueLNG Pte Ltd. The vessel, which will be Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel, will supply large ocean-going LNG-fueled vessels throughout the region.
Prior to this, ABS has recognized Keppel as the first shipyard to integrate Smart Functions and Services into rigs. The two rigs utilize data collected from a range of sensors monitoring machinery and structural health to improve their performance.