Damen Shipyards Group has teamed up with MO4 to provide vessels in the offshore wind sector with motion forecasting that can enhance operability
The alliance pairs Damen’s Triton monitoring platform with MO4’s motion forecasting expertise. Working together, the companies hope to make vessel operations safer and more effective.
Triton is a remote monitoring and operational insight tool. The collaborative IoT platform collects data from multiple sensors around a vessel. This data offers vessel operators the opportunity to optimise performance from a remote location.
MO4 and Damen said they see an opportunity to integrate motion forecasting services with the Triton platform. The is to harvest operational data via Damen Triton – Damen’s connected vessel platform – to feed MO4’s analysis.
MO4 founder Mark Paalvast said, “Triton will provide a way to gather and distribute data, allowing our analytics software to provide output. This will lead to increased insight and better performance.
“All offshore operations are in some way limited by weather and waves. Knowing the limitations of a vessel in advance is highly advantageous. MO4 motion-prediction services allow for much better planning and use of the asset. Decisions about whether to continue an operation or not will be straightforward and need not be based on excessive conservatism.”
To facilitate the motion forecasting service, MO4 can set up a vessel-specific digital twin. The digital twins takes into account parameters such as the ship’s dynamic positioning system, maximum thrust, vessel motions in waves, wind and sea swell.
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