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New Technologies

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Underwater hull cleaning robot

In October 2014, Samsung Heavy Industries completed development of an underwater ship hull cleaning robot able to clean ship surfaces underwater, and successfully completed test runs on actual vessels. The hull cleaning robot, which eliminates the need to re-dock vessels for cleaning before delivery to customers, reduces costs while improving productivity. Before the development of the unmanned robot, re-docking took approximately 1 week for a single LNG ship and involved hull cleaning by a team of divers. The new robot is not only an important development in terms of employee safety and cleaning quality, but is also significantly better for the environment thanks to the robot’s internal filter, which captures waste materials separated from the hull.