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Pipeline 2008 #1

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Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) launches the Republic of Korea's first AEGIS destroyer The 7,650-tonne AEGIS destroyer, launched on May 25th 2007 at HHI's Special and Naval Shipbuilding Yard in Ulsan, South Korea, was designed and built using AVEVA Marine solutions. Magnus Feldt Communications Manager – Industry Solutions, AVEVA Sejong the Great The destroyer was named Sejongdaewang-Ham (Sejong the Great) after the legendary king of the Chosun dynasty who strove to protect his people and kingdom by fortifying the nation's defences. The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN), which commissioned the ship, is now testing and operating all the ship's systems. The vessel will be deployed for naval operations in 2009, after 18 months of tests. The Sejongdaewang-Ham is the ROKN's first KDX-III destroyer. These destroyers are equipped with the advanced US AEGIS integrated radar and missile defence system. Along with the existing 4,300-ton KDX-II destroyers, the Sejongdaewang-Ham will help strengthen Korean naval operational power. AVEVA Marine solutions HHI has, in the past, used AVEVA Marine solutions to design and build submarines and auxiliary service vessels. Work on the destroyer started in November 2004 and was completed in 30 months. AVEVA Marine solutions played a key role in maximising efficiency by providing a single design database system and a datacentric environment. Furthermore, collaboration between HHI and their subcontractors was facilitated with tools that integrated information for sharing in a secured and effective manner. US manufacturing giant Lockheed Martin, which won the contract to provide the AEGIS combat system for the destroyer, used AVEVA Marine solutions for data translation and clash checking. The KDX-III Class destroyers are among the first to implement the highly advanced AEGIS combat system with the RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile weapons system. The Sejongdaewang-Ham is also equipped with torpedoes, anti-submarine rockets, 16 long-range anti-ship missiles and 32 land-attack cruise missiles. AEGIS tracks and targets multiple threats from other ships, aircrafts and missiles. All the South Korean shipbuilders commissioned by the ROKN, namely Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Hanjin Heavy Industries and STX Shipbuilding, subscribe to AVEVA Marine solutions. In the next few years, AVEVA Marine will play an important part in helping the ROKN to become a blue-water naval power. The standard displacement of the KDX-III Class is 7,650 tonnes, and its fully loaded displacement is over 10,000 tonnes. 'AVEVA Marine solutions played a key role in maximising efficiency by providing a single design database system and a datacentric environment...' Page 26 | AVEVA PIPELINE | 2008 Issue 1

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