RINA and SDARI take ‘innovative step’ towards 3D ship classification

RINA has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) to create an interface to the SDARI 3D Ship Model.

According to RINA, the move ‘marks another step towards 3D design verification’.

Giosuè Vezzuto, EVP Marine at RINA, said: ‘This highly innovative approach to design verification offers many benefits, not least of which is a more efficient and robust exchange of information. The cooperation between RINA and SDARI is an exciting one that will mutually benefit both organizations and is in line with RINA’s ongoing digital strategy.’

Ship design verification was originally carried out by Classification Societies using paper drawings. This process had evolved to digital drawings with exchange of files between client and the Society. RINA said that using a 3D platform ‘takes design verification to a new level of efficiency and cost-effectiveness’.

Vezzuto added: ‘Digitalisation is changing all aspects of shipbuilding and shipping, and we believe that a faster and more efficient sharing platform will soon benefit all parties in this sector.’

Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor