Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s biggest shipbuilder, said on 20 July that it has developed a sea weather forecasting system with Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology.
The system will facilitate the arrangement of sea trials for the ships built at HHI’s Ulsan yard.
The system will provide updates of sea conditions in waters off Ulsan, Gunsan and Jeju Island 72 hours prior to the sea trials.
HHI said, “The weather forecasting system we developed is linked to 530 weather observation equipment across the nation and it can forecast 10 percent more precisely than other existing weather systems by analysing adjacent sea topography 16 times more accurately.”
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The geographic information system can also display sea weather information in certain locations.
An accurate forecasting of sea conditions would reduce potential delays in the lifting work of the floating crane, said HHI. The sea weather in Mipo Bay and Jeonha Bay will be forecasted at 60 m-intervals.