Lloyd’s Register to collaborate with new Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore
Lloyd’s Register (LR) and the new Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore (TCOMS) have agreed to jointly develop technology, infrastructure and skills necessary for future marine and offshore systems, digital and data innovation, and robotic autonomous systems in a marine environment.
TCOMS will allow industry partners, technology partners, incubators, regulators and the research community from Singapore and around the world to connect and collaborate through physical and digital modelling of marine and offshore assets.
TCOMS will house one of the largest ocean basin test facilities in the world, which will be capable of simulating complex and extreme sea states at water depths of up to 3,000 metres. This state of the art facility will also invest in high performance computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data analytics and cloud computing to push the boundaries of marine and offshore operations.
LR’s Technology Radar survey highlighted that digitisation is one of the most effective ways of improving operations, increasing speed to market, enhancing safety, increasing reliability and realising efficiencies. It also points to an increased need for strong capabilities in mathematics, statistics and data alongside the traditional science and engineering skills.
However, deployment of new technologies, cultural barriers and mastering advanced technologies are major barriers that need to be overcome in order to realise the benefits of digitisation.
About Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine Singapore
TCOMS is a national Centre of Excellence established by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) to spur research excellence and advance Singapore’s Marine & Offshore Engineering (M&OE) industry. The Centre is also supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), and seeks to develop and validate innovative concepts and solutions for M&OE operations. Through strategic global partnerships with industry and research institutions, TCOMS aims to push frontiers in the development of safe, reliable and sustainable future systems for mankind. A key feature of TCOMS is a next-generation Ocean Basin with forefront simulation capabilities, including smart sensing and integrated physical-numerical-data driven modelling.