Tsuneishi Shipbuilding is using ClassNK ShipDC’s Internet of Ships Open Platform (IoS-OP) on a new bulk carrier to monitor its performance and collect operational data to better understand engineroom machinery condition
Data will be collated from the 82,000-dwt bulker’s voyage data recorder, engineroom systems and shaftline. It total, Tsuneishi Shipbuilding is receiving data from around 800 items on this ship including the main engines, generators, navigation equipment and auxiliary machinery, measuring torque, fuel consumption, power generation and hull draught.
The collated data will be shared between the shipyard and shipowner through the ShipDC Portal to IoS-OP, a universal platform enabling the sharing of ship operational data among shipbuilders, owners, manufacturers and related service providers.
Tsuneishi Shipbuilding will use this data to develop new ship types based on better understanding the machinery condition through evaluating the bulk carrier’s performance.
ShipDC said it would “continue to work together with its stakeholders to provide an infrastructure for the collection, distribution and utilisation of data in the maritime industry, with IoS-OP at the core.” It will pursue safety, environmental and economic rationality through the use of data with other stakeholders.
Other shipyards in the region are monitoring performance of ships they complete. In April, Shin Kurushima Sanoyas Shipbuilding in Japan installed IoS-OP on a bulk carrier newbuilding to monitor its performance.
It also installed Furuno Electric’s open platform (FOP) to collect data and send it to shore for analysis. FOP collects the navigation data from the VDR and engine performance information from a data logger.
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