SENER has signed a contract with the owner Rimorchiatori Riuniti Panfido & C.s.r.l for delivering the basic engineering and technical assistance in the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) SBBT unit, which will operate in Italy and the Adriatic.[+]
SENER presents a paper entitled 'Artificial Intelligence. Technologies Applied to Marine CAD/CAM/CAE’ at COMPIT 201913/03/2019 (Spain)
The 2019 edition of COMPIT, a conference on computer applications and information technology in the Marine industry, held on this occasion in Tullamore (Ireland) from 25 to 27 March, will include the presence of the engineering and technology group SENER who will present a technical paper.
The technical paper, written by Jesús A. Muñoz and Rodrigo Pérez (the latter presenting it), professionals from SENER's Marine Department, is entitled 'Artificial Intelligence. Technologies Applied to Marine CAD/CAM/CAE’. In this paper, the authors explain how running a marine business is inextricably linked to the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). IBM, with its Watson® platform, and SENER, with the FORAN® System are developing a proposal to integrate the potential for artificial intelligence and automatic learning into the use of FORAN®.
The Watson® platform will include a corpus of information and data to integrate the FORAN® System correctly and flawlessly, but may also include all applicable regulations for different types of ships, such as IMO, firefighting, pollution, safety regulations, etc. It may even incorporate the design and working standards of the shipyards themselves, so that CAD users can design projects in compliance with all applicable regulations and standards on different levels: administration, building, shipowner... This system will be taught to learn how to provide the right data to perform each intended task in response to any different or new scenarios that may affect design. Integration may be conducted at multiple levels, completely decoupled from or coupled to CAD, so that the performance of certain CAD operations triggers events that are captured by the audio monitoring system, which, in turn, links up with the virtual assistant to provide information or data related to the aforementioned operations. Interaction with the system may also be on demand or by leveraging the Watson® system's natural language processing capacity.
This project increases FORAN®'s capacity by endowing it with the Watson® system's cognitive and analytical potential, making it available to the naval industry and launching it into the realm of digitalization 4.0.
The President of SENER, Jorge Sendagorta, has been awarded the Honorary Member's medal, which is granted by the Spanish Institute of Engineering (Instituto de Ingeniería de España, IIE). This institution decided to give the distinction to Jorge Sendagorta after he was nominated by the Spanish Association of Naval and Ocean Engineers, in recognition of his professional career. According to the institution: “It's a prize to the engineer, but undoubtedly also to the engineering carried out at SENER, which is spearheading Spanish engineering around the world and in the most innovative sectors."... [+]