ABS makes significant investments for digital future of industry with new vessel design verification tool

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Complete with over 100 user requested features, streamlined vessel applications and enhanced user experience, ABS has launched Eagle UnifiedTM, an industry-leading structural design verification software tool.

The launch is the latest in a series of investments in major new engineering capabilities which have been delivered by ABS in recent weeks.

Eagle UnifiedTM is a single tool that can support multiple vessel types, with containership and LNGC capabilities available at launch, and with future releases to incorporate LPG, ammonia, hydrogen and CO2 carriers.

“It’s a new and dynamic technological world, and ABS is investing in our software and services to make sure we remain on the cutting edge, supporting our clients to take advantage of the capabilities and efficiencies that these advanced new ways of working can deliver,” said Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman and CEO. “These products are designed to facilitate innovation, modernize processes and drive forward the frontiers of safety, delivering a best-in-class experience for our clients.”

Eagle UnifiedTM follows hard on the heels of the launch of an enhanced ABS MyFreedom™ Client Portal that is built on a product life cycle management backbone and features a more modern, responsive, comprehensive and streamlined interface for engineering clients.

Built for the future, the upgraded platform is designed to manage data-heavy, next-generation engineering tools such as 3D plans, integrated computer-aided engineering models, simulations, streaming data and other digital assets – ultimately, a fully scalable digital twin system for compliance and safety. The system also features seamless integration of client files for easier collaboration, faster search capabilities, automated reports and comprehensive life-cycle management from concept to operation.

In January 2024, ABS delivered the ABS Rule Enhancements program, which enables the safe and rapid adoption of innovation and technology impacting next generation vessel designs and equipment. ABS Marine Vessel Rules now include an extensive set of newly developed functional requirements and a standardized risk-based methodology which provides a path for class approval.

“The improvements we are introducing are dramatic and will enhance collaboration and communication across the industry while streamlining our work processes. ABS is pioneering a new way of working that capitalizes on the latest advances in digital technology that supports the design and development of the next generation of vessels, right at a time when the industry needs Class to support the many new vessel designs that are rapidly emerging,” said Patrick Ryan, ABS Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.

Further information about Eagle UnifiedTM, Rule Enhancements or the ABS MyFreedom Client Portal is available on Eagle.org.

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