LR Partners with UK National Physical Laboratory on Marine Autonomy Assurance
Lloyd’s Register (LR) and the U.K.’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have teamed up to collaborate on marine autonomy projects to ensure that appropriate levels of service and competence can be achieved within the maritime industry.
As part of the framework agreement, the two organizations will collectively establish and enhance the current body of knowledge for marine autonomy. This combination of skills, expertise and experience will be built on to bring clarity to the requirements for the assurance of autonomy and assist stakeholders in realizing the potential of these systems in the market.
This will allow standards to be set and consistently applied and will, therefore, bring surety to risk management and certification for autonomous and unmanned systems and vessels.
By partnering with NPL, LR will enhance the delivery of its services and assurance in marine autonomy and gain access to a wide range of knowledge and expertise developed in other aligned domains.
LR and NPL are currently working together to deliver a scope of services to the THEMIS Project, to demonstrate the feasibility for the world’s largest ocean-going autonomous vessel, which is partly funded by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s (MPA) Maritime Innovation and Technology (MINT) fund.