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Photo courtesy ABS design as a whole. “More importantly, as the industry looks the ‘future fuels’ conversation, too. Wiernicki reasons that at where we are now relative to future-proo? ng, it allows us alternative fuels lie at the heart of all future vessel design, to look at the impact of electri? cation, for example, or an al- and the ability to ef? ciently test how different fuels will ul- ternate fuel. It allows us to look at the impact of batteries. timately impact a ship’s ? nal design look and function will

Looking at the impact of certain decisions made on voyage be dramatically enabled by MPS, to understand not only performance, relative to hull resistance, relative to alternative the vessel modi? cation requirements, but to also catch in fuels. So MPS is a technology that allows us to, with con? - advance any unintended safety consequences premised on dence, digitally touch where things are, allowing us to shape a fuel choice.

framework and pathway going forward.” “When you look at the complexity and you look at the sig-

The value of MPS increases exponentially as it enables ni? cant increase of system interconnectivity, you begin to ask new concepts in design, engineering and operations to be yourself, how am I going to really understand and begin to assessed while a vessel is in its formative stage, helping to rationalize what is going on?” Wiernicki said. “This is where make changes in design – from the simple to the radical – simulation comes in. It’s an engineering technology that al- very early on in the process. Logically, this helps to dramati- lows us to visualize the interconnectivity of various cyber- cally cut development costs and accelerate the time of the enabled physical systems.” design from inception to delivery. In addition, bringing the “We can all understand the potential of alternate fuels in matter full circle and into the wheelhouse of classi? cation, shipping’s push to achieve a sustainable footing,” Wiernicki

MPS is an enabling technology that will eliminate paper said. “However, at ABS we see the potential of MPS, sitting as drawings from the work? ow altogether, enabling totally digi- it does at the intersection of data, digital and decarbonization, tal classi? cation. as another, less heralded, advance with the potential to make a

While MPS is a digital solution, it sits at the center of signi? cant contribution.” 27

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