Seaspan Shipyards launches immersive visualization platform
Maryam FaragEngineering Machinery and Equipment Maintenance digital twins engineering equipment maintenance manufacturing marine repair ship transportation virtual reality
Seaspan Shipyards has launched HoloShip facility, an immersive visualization system that enables access to a virtual reality environment to develop, integrate and test digital twin capabilities and transform how ships are built, constructed and maintained.
Seaspan’s HoloShip enables designers, engineers, production teams, and customers to virtually experience, on a 5.6-metre-wide display wall, a fully detailed, three-dimensional and accurate digital model of the vessel. Using 3D and virtual reality headsets, participants are transported onto the ship, able to move about to view and interact with the space and the equipment, components, systems and subsystems. Participants can access the HoloShip via a networked system at a remote location.
“Collaborating with the marine industry community to develop a vertically integrated cluster of Canadian companies that provide both independent and integrated solutions to the global market will also help position and enhance Canada’s reputation as a leader in technology, shipbuilding and ship repair,” said Dave Hargreaves, Senior Vice-President, Strategy and Business Development, Seaspan Shipyards.
The HoloShip will benefit the non-combat vessels that Seaspan is constructing for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy under the National Shipbuilding Strategy, including the Polar Icebreaker and Multi-Purpose Vessels that are currently in the design phase.