TCOMS will provide expertise in coupled physical-numerical modelling and simulation to evolve solutions that improve on the predictability and control of the behaviour and response of the vessel.
Chan Eng Soon, CEO of TCOMS, added, "As a national research & development centre for the marine and offshore industry, TCOMS is glad to collaborate with leading organisations such as Keppel and MPA to develop innovative concepts such as autonomous vessels for marine and maritime operations.
TCOMS is an excellent national platform to facilitate partnerships under an open innovation framework to draw on the strengths of our public sector research performers to develop meaningful industry collaborations locally and beyond.
This strategic partnership with ASTAR to form TCOMS will produce many new opportunities for impactful industry-relevant engineering innovations, research and education in the M&OE sector.
An anchor research facility of TCOMS is a next generation Deepwater Ocean Basin (DOB) currently being constructed at NUS, which is scheduled for completion in 2019.
TCOMS will house one of the largest ocean basin test facilities in the world, which will be capable of simulating complex and extreme sea states at water depths of up to 3,000 metres.
Prof Chan Eng Soon, CEO of TCOMS explains: TCOMS and LR will make an important contribution to the marine and offshore engineering industries in helping stakeholders to adapt and transform their business for the digital economy.
By partnering with TCOMS, its clients and industry partners, LR aims to create new applications for digital and data technologies and create a community of new skills to enhance our development capabilities.