A fresh strategic partnership has been announced by the International Maritime Industries (IMI) and AVEVA which is an extension to their age-old joint ventures. This will promote the advanced engineering methods of IMI with the inclusion of production and manufacturing processes and the development of high class products along with refined services for the maritime sector in the Middle East and Africa. The collective venture encompasses Saudi Aramco, Lamprell Plc, Bahri and Hyundai Heavy Industries.
The main intent of this collaboration, which is set for a 10-year period, is the optimization of digitalization across the maritime domain with assistance of AVEVA Unified Engineering and AVEVA Digital Ship and Shipyard Operations. It will be completely operational by 2023. IMI is running a galloping and evolved program to warrant the commencement of yard operations with the use of most advanced technological innovations.
This will help IMI in the delivery of agile and effective newbuild project execution and a smart shipyard to constantly optimize the operational effectiveness of the provided facility. The companies will also join hands to power future prospects of development in fresh technologies comprising digital methods and facilities for the maritime industry.
Fathi K. Al-Saleem, CEO at IMI, stated, “The maritime industry is increasingly prioritising and integrating the digitalisation and automation of operations. IMI will offer a range of technologically advanced, high-quality sustainable products and innovative lifecycle management services for customers at internationally competitive prices. As the largest full-service yard in the MENA region, IMI will help shape the maritime industry as a global leader and disruptor in applying digital solutions to manage, monitor and operate our innovative smart yard.”