New Tech: Automatic Calibration of Sea State Data
Availability of reliable, real-time ocean surface data can improve the safety, efficiency and performance of offshore and marine operations, as well as coastal monitoring, but the quality of the data is dependent on accurate calibration.Calibration of wave spectra and integrated wave parameters from radar-based measurement systems has historically depended upon external reference sensors, such as wave buoys, which can present a number of challenges.Miros’ ocean surface monitoring systems support fully automatic calibration…
ClassNK Certification for SMARTSHIP
ClassNK confirmed type approval certification for SMARTShip, a patented digital shipping solution developed by Alpha Ori Technologies (AOT).SMARTShip, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform that enables the onboard operation of multiple systems with varying degrees of autonomy, has already been installed on more than 30 vessels, with another 60 ships are at various stages of the set-up process.ClassNK’s certification for SMARTShip approves the solution as a ‘Computer Based System’ which conforms to the Class Society’s rules governing a product performing ‘Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics’…
Carnival, NAPA Extend Service Agreement
Maritime software, services and data analysis provider NAPA announced a service and product agreement extension with Carnival Corporation, cruise company with a combined fleet of more than 100 vessels across nine cruise line brands. This covers comprehensive services for the Onboard NAPA Loading Computers, training certification for Carnival’s CSMART training facility, and a framework agreement for future deployments of NAPA solutions.Carnival’s commitment to the highest performance…
Naval Design: The Human Role
Many navy new building projects face a double challenge; the variety and complexity of operations are increasing, while at the same time, a reduction in manning is a prerequisite in order to lower building and operational costs. Therefore, it is important to identify the required number and type of crew and the supporting systems in the concept phase. For a long time the use of weapons and platform systems have relied on a high degree of integrated, multi-sensor data processing and decision support systems.
Polferries, Sup4Nav Ink Navdec system Deal
The Navdec system designed to improve safety of passengers and freight and aimed to support navigators in collision situations was tested on board the ferry m/f Wawel and m/f Mazovia in 2016. This invention will also be installed now on m/f Baltivia sailing from Świnoujście to Ystad. Polferries decided to equip all ferries with Navdec system to improve safety of passengers and freight. Accordingly, an agreement to this effect was signed between Polferries and Sup4Nav on 8th of December 2016 in Kołobrzeg.
Training for Better Ballast Water Management
Work to implement International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention in developing countries is underway in Zagreb, Croatia this week, with two training activities under IMO’s GloBallast project. A seminar looking at risk assessment, and inventories of marine life in and around commercial ports – a concept also known as Port Biological Baseline Surveys – concluded November 17. Marine biologists, Port State Control Officers and maritime authorities from Croatia…
DCNS to Showcase Digital Ship Technologies
Naval defense services and systems provider and integrator DCNS said it will showcase its digital and high technology naval solutions at the Euronaval Exhibition from October 17-21, 2016 in Paris-Le Bourget. These solutions, according to DCNS, aim to address the new generation of operators in the coming years, which includes naval and industrial autonomy. SMX 3.0 concept-ship - This new concept-ship is a submarine tailored to the needs of Generation Z. On board, 3.0 technologies, better power management, excellent operational performance in an unequal mastered digital environment.
Consortium Targets Better Ship Efficiency and Navigation
A consortium of companies aims to develop an expert decision support system for improved ship efficiency and safer navigation via a two-year R&D project called iSea. Backed by funding from the Eurostars program, the iSea innitiative is led by Danelec Marine, with other participants including Vessel Performance Solutions ApS (Denmark), i-Marine Technologies and Research Inc. (Turkey) and Deniztekno Danismanlik Bilgi Teknolojileri ve Bilgisayar San. Tic. Std. Sti (Turkey). Set to commence the R&D program in January 2017, the iSea team will deliver a set of Expert Decision Support Systems (EDSS) for enhancing the performance and navigability of vessels.
First Offshore Aquaculture Development Green Lighted
The Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Fisheries has approved Norway’s first development concession enabling Ocean Farming AS, supported by Kongsberg Maritime AS, to build the world’s first automated ‘exposed’ aquaculture facility. Situated outside of Trondheim, this new facility introduces a paradigm shift in salmon farming now, and other fish types in the future and is a significant step in Norway’s efforts to deliver technical solutions to address the impending global food gap challenge.
Transas Shifts Sole Focus to Maritime Sector
Arranging new changes to its brand positioning, the Transas Group informs it will now focus its efforts solely in the maritime market. The group’s shareholders made the decision to focus the Transas brand on the maritime business only, taking into account the success of Transas and its brand awareness in the maritime IT market and dominating position in several key segments of this market, Transas explained. The group’s other business segments, including aviation technologies and non-marine simulation, will be rebranded in accordance with the new strategy.
Tor Svensen: Europe Must Drive Maritime Sector
Europe has a major role to play in driving the maritime industry forward, said Tor Svensen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime, in his keynote speech on innovation at the European Shipping Week in Brussels. Svensen outlined three priority areas that will drive shipping in the decades to come: sustainability and environmentally friendly technologies, big data and connected ship solutions as well as a new safety mindset across the whole maritime industry in order to improve its safety track record. “Today, 70 percent of the world’s fleet is controlled from Europe.
Kongsberg/Ricardo in Wind Farm Bearing Collaboration
Ricardo and KONGSBERG say that they have signed a framework agreement that will see Ricardo support the development of the Kongsberg Wind Farm Management System (WFMS) as well as related condition monitoring systems for a range of other industrial sectors. The Kongsberg WFMS is a turbine independent decision support system. It surpasses the functionality found in wind farm supervisory control and data acquisition systems, and offers a modern and intuitive user interface based on KONGSBERG's wide ranging experience in automation and decision support systems for the defence…
Ricardo to Support Kongsberg WFMS Development
Ricardo and Kongsberg have signed a framework agreement that will see Ricardo support the development of the Kongsberg Wind Farm Management System (WFMS) as well as related condition monitoring systems for a range of other industrial sectors. The Kongsberg WFMS is a turbine independent decision support system. It surpasses the functionality found in wind farm supervisory control and data acquisition systems, and offers a modern and intuitive user interface based on Kongsberg’s wide ranging experience in automation and decision support systems for the defence…
ABB's OCTOPUS Helps Keep Heavyweight Semi-Submersibles Safe
80% of the world’s semi-submersible heavy-lift vessels are equipped with motion monitoring and decision support systems says ABB, including the 'Dockwise Vanguard' recently contracted to lift and carry off the 'Costa Concordia'. Offshore oil and gas platforms and floating production centers are getting bigger and heavier, and the ships that transport them across the oceans of the world are getting bigger and heavier as well. Recently, the world’s largest semisubmersible heavy-lift vessel…
Dr. Henry Chen Chief Naval Architect, Jeppesen
The term “Fleet Optimization” means many things to many people. What does it mean to you? Dr. Chen Fleet Optimization encompasses many aspects of shipping operations ranging from finding the best deployments and schedules for maximizing the fleet revenue/profit to minimizing total fuel consumption on a particular passage given the loading conditions and forecast weather to arrive on-time. Historically, such decisions are derived from years of experiences with hit or miss results.
Onboard Aplications Software – Eniram Opens Singapore Office
The Finland-headquartered company develops onboard applications, performance management and analytics solutions that help fleet owners and captains better operate their ships towards reduced fuel consumption and improved overall vessel efficiency. Philip Padfield, CEO of Eniram, said: “Singapore was a clear choice for us as it is not only one of the premier global hubs for shipping but has also made clear its intention to be a hub for ‘green’ shipping in the region. Eniram offers a range of products designed to maximise vessel efficiency and provides the most accurate analytics and measurement tools to enable ship operators to find out exactly where they are achieving savings.
Port Ops and Vessel Efficiency
According to the United Nations, the world’s population which currently stands at just over 6.7 billion could reach over nine billion by 2050. This staggering figure will no doubt create a surge in consumerism and a subsequent increase in demand for much larger ships, in order to be sufficiently equipped to support the global trade economy. Furthermore, the need for bigger vessels is being driven by the shipping companies’ desire to reduce costs, in order to weather the economic storm which still remains a worrying challenge.
Eniram Supports Environmental Performance Program, Green Marine
Fort Lauderdale, US, March 24th, 2011 –Eniram, provider of advanced decision support systems for the shipping industry, has today announced that it has joined the Green Marine program as a supporting partner. Green Marine is a joint Canada-U.S voluntary program that aims to improve its participants' environmental performance beyond regulatory compliance by introducing best practices, reduction targets and new technologies. “Eniram has already helped a number of shipping operators…
Williams New VP at Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Karen Williams vice president and general manager of the Defense Technologies Division, one of four divisions within its Information Systems sector. The sector recently realigned its defense business to form the Defense Technologies Division, focused on end-to-end support systems and services for defense customers. Williams reports to Linda A. Mills, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Information Systems.
NCL Deploys Eniram’s DTA
Eniram Ltd., provider of dynamic decision support systems for the shipping industry announced an agreement with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) to deploy Eniram’s Dynamic Trimming Assistant (DTA) in the entire NCL fleet of cruise vessels. Resulting from a pilot deployment on Norwegian Jewel, the agreement is the largest single deal yet for the Finnish-based Eniram. Eniram DTA helps vessel officers to optimize trim at all times, minimizing water resistance, decreasing fuel consumption, and reducing emissions. The system continuously collects and displays real-time data of vessel attitude, allowing timely action in changing circumstances. The key metrics are brought to vessel officers in an easy-to-read graphic form, to facilitate faster and better informed decision-making.
KMSS Receives Type Approval For MBB
Kongsberg Maritime Ship Systems (KMSS) has received type approval for its advanced VDR (Voyage Data Recorder) the ‘Maritime Black Box’ (MBB). The first orders have already been taken for Viking Lines passenger vessels, who have been eagerly awaiting type approval of the superior VDR from KMSS. Borje Jansson, Viking Lines commented ‘the MBB from KMSS was well worth the wait, I knew that they would develop the best solution. The Replay and Evaluation Unit, which is used to replay events, can also be used as an excellent tool for training purposes, such as entry to port. Other functions that can be included in the MBB include the recording of data for reports and training, such as voyage reports, engine logs, analysis of parameters.
KMSS Recives Type Approval For MBB
Kongsberg Maritime Ship Systems (KMSS) has received type approval for its advanced VDR (Voyage Data Recorder) the ¡¥Maritime Black Box¡¦ (MBB). The first orders have already been taken for Viking Lines passenger vessels, who have been eagerly awaiting type approval of the superior VDR from KMSS. companies have been selling VDR systems for a while now, but we felt that they did not meet the full potential attainable. Borje Jansson, Viking Lines commented ¡¥the MBB from KMSS was well worth the wait, I knew that they would develop the best solution. The Replay and Evaluation Unit, which is used to replay events, can also be used as an excellent tool for training purposes, such as entry to port. analysis of parameters.
Survey: E-Commerce is Top Priority for E&P Companies
In a survey of chief information officers (CIOs) at leading North American independent oil and gas producers, Zeus Development Corporation has learned that most rate e-commerce as their top priority for 2001. "We learned that most mid-market independents (some 300 companies worldwide that have between $10 million and $14 billion in oil and gas reserves) are interested in Internet-based technology to help them expand offshore and overseas," said Bob Nimocks, president of Zeus Development Corporation, the sponsor of the survey and organizer of the E-Business for E&P: Examining Inside- and Outside-the-Firewall Solutions for Independents conference. "We conducted the survey to learn of the key topics these independents want to learn about.