Marinvest is investing in vessel optimisation technology on tankers as Kongsberg introduces navigation training and propulsion control systems
Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight will be installed on five product tankers by shipmanagement company Marinvest during the next four months to collect data from the tankers’ automation systems for vessel performance optimisation and emissions reduction.
Vessel Insight will link with Kongsberg Maritime’s Autochief 600 propulsion control systems. This application of internet of things (IoT) will operate in tandem with the fuel and speed pilot devices, optimising performance by measuring emissions that are not currently monitored.
Kongsberg Digital will provide Marinvest with a common infrastructure for all critical data signals and make this IoT technology ready for integration with future software applications.
“To have intimate knowledge of the performance of our ships over a wide range of speeds and conditions lays a solid foundation for efficient day-to-day operations,” said Marinvest director for shipmanagement Fredrik Stubner. “Marinvest has in the past conducted several speed and consumption-related projects which has resulted in our fleet consistently improving and staying competitive, irrespective of market conditions and bunker prices.”
“We believe our new agreement with Kongsberg will help us further improve our performance, and we look forward to this collaboration,” Mr Stubner added.
Vessel Insight is expected to be installed on five oil and chemical tankers by September 2021.
Also this week, Kongsberg Digital introduced its latest cloud-based simulation solution for training ship navigators. Its K-Sim ECDIS is designed to provide generic ECDIS training in compliance with the requirements laid out in the IMO model training course 1.27.
Available through the K-Sim Connect digital platform, schools and training centres can provide their students with high-quality navigation teaching anytime and anywhere, without the need to invest in hardware. This simulation is based on Kongsberg Maritime’s real-life K-Nav ECDIS and will be delivered as a complete training package and include ready-made simulation exercises.
For vessel propulsion requirements, Kongsberg Maritime has unveiled two waterjet control systems based on its new jet control system (JCS) common platform. JCS Compact is a tailored, closed-loop control system designed to manage the steering, reversing bucket and optional interceptor functions on small- to medium-sized waterjets. It can be used with either one or two control stations, a single waterjet propulsion unit or in a dual-waterjet configuration.
JCS Extended is for larger waterjets and more powerful vessels with the same functionality. It can accommodate up to three control stations and four waterjet propulsion units.
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