Maritime and offshore research lab launched

Singapore: The Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) of A*STAR, an agency for science, technology and research in Singapore, and Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI) have jointly launched a laboratory in Maritime and Offshore Engineering R&D yesterday to develop innovative technological solutions through modeling and simulation using high performance computing technology, aimed at solving technical issues faced by the maritime, energy and offshore sectors.

Prof. Alfred Huan, Executive Director of IHPC, said: “This joint lab is another key component toward building a hub to catalyse further R&D activities in marine and offshore companies in Singapore. IHPC is keen to promote the development of high performance computing techniques that can be applied to pertinent issues, that will lead to improved design of offshore structures and better understanding of their performance and reliability in harsher environment and more severe conditions. We intend to draw upon participation from industry players so that the benefits of the research can propagate through the economic sector.”

“With Singapore being home to the world’s leading maritime economy and supporting major strengths in marine and maritime engineering we are very pleased and excited for the SMMI to be working in collaboration with A*STAR here to deliver a number of projects to develop safer, improved and more efficient offshore and marine structures and ships to deliver real and tangible economic and environmental benefits for the future,”said Prof. Don Nutbeam, Vice-Chancellor, University of Southampton. [06/03/14]

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