Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (President Chung Sung-rip) announced on June 17 that its new demand prediction platform and maintenance, repair & operation (MRO) services for ships was selected as a smart service pilot project using big data, which was proposed by the Ministry of Science, ICT, & Future Planning and the National Information Society Agency.
The objective of the project, which is organized by the DSME and participated in by Duzon and the Federation of Korean Convergence Industries, is to discover a new growth engine for the Korean shipbuilding industry, which is facing difficulties at home and abroad, using big data.
The new ship demand prediction platform is a system that complements the character of the shipbuilding industry in which it is hard to create new demand. Shipbuilding is a traditional order-made production industry in which it is difficult for manufacturers to create new ship demands, unlike other manufacturing industries.
Based on the big data platform, which will be developed by IT company Duzon, the DSME is planning to analyze data on cargo volumes, macro-economic indicators, and shipping-related indicators, and to preemptively discover new ship types and technology that will lead the market.
MRO services is a business model that provides maintenance, repair, and operation services by using data on ship equipment conditions, classification inspection schedules, and equipment suppliers. When a specific ship is scheduled to enter Busan Port, it offers the best MRO package services by analyzing relevant information.
Big data links ships, ports, ship inspection institutions, repair dockyards, and equipment suppliers, so it is expected to strengthen the competitiveness in the shipbuilding industry and coexistence between small, medium, and large-sized companies.