HHI Group to drive digital transformation by using Palantir software

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Group (HHI) has decided to expand its partnership with American software company Palantir Technologies to digitise operations.

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Illustration. Courtesy of HHI

As informed, Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) will utilise the Palantir Foundry operating system across its shipbuilding subsidiaries — Hyundai Heavy Industries Co, Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard — in order to advance the “Future of Shipyard” vision.

Teams across the shipbuilding subsidiaries will use Foundry to help them make better, data-driven decisions, focused especially on safety and operational efficiency. During the successful pilot phase, shipbuilding teams used Foundry to improve architectural design of ships, ensure quality on production lines, and bring the power of big data analysis to standard safety procedures.

This expansion, valued at $20 million over 5 years, deepens Palantir’s partnership with Hyundai Heavy Industries Group and helps with the digital transformation of South Korea’s shipbuilders.

As announced in January, Foundry is already in use across Hyundai Oilbank for crude oil selection, daily refinery operations, and more. Hyundai Doosan Infracore, another HHI Group subsidiary, has been using Foundry since 2019 for process management, parts management, supply chain optimization, and more.

These contracts are valued at over $25M, bringing the total of our contracts to over $45M over 5 years.

“We will change the way we work by working with Palantir Technologies,” Taejin Lee, CDO of HHI Group, pointed out.

“We aim to enhance the competitiveness of our group by setting up an environment where we can make data-based decisions.”

The announcement marks a significant step towards the formation of a joint venture. In January 2022, at an executive gathering at CES in Las Vegas, the two companies signed an agreement to establish a big data platform for use across the group and in Hyundai Heavy’s core markets in both the public and private sectors.

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