Gas carrier owner Dorian LPG has taken another step in its digitalisation strategy by deploying data-collation systems on 22 ships
Dorian LPG has contracted Kongsberg Digital to provide its Vessel Insight data-storage infrastructure for its entire fleet of 22 very large gas carriers. This will aggregate operational data from these ships in one common infrastructure, enabling Dorian LPG to conduct data analytics for vessel optimisation.
It wants to gain insight from data to reduce operating costs and lower its carbon footprint. Dorian’s initial plan is to monitor and predict consumption and emissions data to plan for IMO 2023 regulations which will require vessels to combine technical and operational approaches to reduce their carbon emissions.
Dorian also seeks to benchmark the performance between vessel types in its fleet.
Dorian LPG US chief executive John Lycouris expects partnering with Kongsberg Digital to generate insight. “It should begin to deliver results promptly,” he said. Vessel Insight will be installed on all 22 vessels in the upcoming months.
Kongsberg Digital executive vice president for digital ocean Andreas Jagtøyen said Vessel Insight will help Dorian LPG to gain the untapped potential from this valuable data. “Dorian LPG has been a forerunner in adopting the latest technologies within the maritime industry,” Mr Jagtøyen said.
“This contract emphasises the untapped potential of collecting data to analyse, predict and improve processes for vessels and fleets,” he said, “especially given the current situation within the maritime industry, where gaining a competitive edge and decarbonising while meeting new regulations is key to survival and success.”
The exponential growth in data currently being made available amplifies the opportunity for vessel owners to be more insight-led in their decision making.
However, many struggle to realise tangible and measurable value from data. Mr Jagtøyen said access to data and the expertise in deriving meaningful insights from it is key, especially now the maritime industry is witnessing a shift towards more energy-efficient vessels led by stricter IMO regulations.
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