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Pelagus 3D and Doosan Enerbility forge alliance to advance AM

Pushing the adoption of on-demand parts in Korea’s maritime and offshore industries

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Pelagus 3D, a joint venture company of thyssenkrupp and Wilhelmsen, and Doosan Enerbility signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to advance the adoption of on-demand additive manufacturing (AM) in Korea’s maritime and offshore industries.

The MOU was signed by Mr Kenlip Ong, Chief Executive Officer of Pelagus 3D, and Mr Yongjin Song, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Innovation of Doosan Enerbility, in Singapore at Pelagus 3D’s headquarters.

This collaboration brings together Pelagus 3D’s engineering expertise in AM and in-depth maritime knowledge, along with Doosan’s Enerbility’s proficiency in the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) spare parts industry.

During a three-year term, both parties will work together to enable OEMs in Korea to implement and adopt on-demand manufacturing, addressing key supply chain issues. Pelagus 3D will provide innovative additive manufacturing solutions, while Doosan Enerbility will facilitate the adoption of AM within the maritime OEM community.

Front row, L to R: Yongjin Song, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Innovation Head, Doosan Enerbility; Kenlip Ong, Chief Executive Officer, Pelagus 3D. Back row, L to R: Hyunchul Cho, Head of AM Business Team, Doosan Enerbility; Huibom Lee, Vice President of Strategy & Innovation, Doosan Enerbility;  Haakon Ellekjaer, Chief Commercial Officer, Pelagus 3D; Nakul Malhotra, Vice President of Emerging Opportunities Portfolio, Wilhelmsen Maritime Services, and Board of Director, Pelagus 3D

“The MOU signing with Doosan Enerbility marks a pivotal milestone in creating a more resilient and efficient spare parts supply chain. This collaboration will drive technological innovation and deliver enhanced value to our network in Korea. The Pelagus Platform will ensure seamless integration and accelerate adoption of AM among OEMs and end users,” said Kenlip Ong, Chief Executive Officer, Pelagus 3D.

Under this agreement, Pelagus 3D and Doosan Enerbility will also collaborate on a variety of initiatives including AM technology exchanges, pilot testing, and adoption of the Pelagus Platform.

The Pelagus Platform facilitates ease of acquiring and producing on-demand spare parts through leveraging digital warehouse management and order fulfillment capabilities. It connects OEMs and end users to manufacturing partners worldwide.

“Doosan Enerbility has been demonstrating the technological excellence and economic feasibility of its AM business to its wide range of customers in not only the power generation sector, but those in the defence and aerospace sectors as well,” said Yongjin Song, Executive VP of Strategy & Innovation of Doosan Enerbility. He added, “Under this partnership, we plan to do our utmost to further promote the growth of the AM business and develop new markets.”

The project will foster innovation and drive continuous improvement in AM spare parts development, bringing further insights into potential partnerships and opportunities in the industry. It streamlines processes and improves efficiency across the manufacturing value chain, connecting the Singapore and Korea markets.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites and, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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