Tag: Automation

Making ship systems smarter with simulation
Post

Making ship systems smarter with simulation

As researchers deepen their understanding of autonomous and remote vessel operations, a new breed of smart ship systems combining simulation capability and artificial intelligence is emerging. One of the biggest debates around the future of shipping is what role, if any, unmanned vessels will play. The journey may turn out to be more important than...

Valmet to supply automation for Russian expedition vessels
Post

Valmet to supply automation for Russian expedition vessels

Two luxury expedition vessels built for Russia’s largest river cruise company Vodohod are to be supplied with Valmet automation and information systems. The vessels will be built by Helsinki Shipyard in Finland and once delivered to Vodohod will operate both in the Arctic and Antarctic waters, as well as in the tropical waters during the...

Sonardyne proves long-endurance unmanned navigation capabilities
Post

Sonardyne proves long-endurance unmanned navigation capabilities

New standards in long-endurance underwater navigation and automated subsea positioning have been set following the successful completion of a joint project led by subsea technology specialist Sonardyne International with partners the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and L3Harris. The two-year, £1.4 million Precise Positioning for Persistent Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (P3AUV) project, part funded by Innovate UK,...

Schottel and Ulstein partner on automation and digital services
Post

Schottel and Ulstein partner on automation and digital services

Ship design and building services provider Ulstein and manufacturer of propulsion and steering systems Schottel have announced a new cooperation to deliver automated and digitalised services to the maritime industry. Former Ulstein subsidiary, Ulstein Blue Ctrl, will continue as an independent company under the name Blue CTRL. Both Ulstein and SCHOTTEL will own 50 per...

Cavotec to deliver automated mooring system to Turku
Post

Cavotec to deliver automated mooring system to Turku

Cavotec has won another order for its automated mooring technology, MoorMaster, for a ferry berth at the Port of Turku in Finland. The system will be delivered in 2020. MoorMaster improves safety, reduces environmental impact, and increases operational efficiency by removing conventional mooring lines from the mooring process. This significantly reduces mooring times, vessel motion,...

Industry project completes first phase of remote machinery operation testing
Post

Industry project completes first phase of remote machinery operation testing

DNV GL, automation systems vendor Høglund, ferry operator Fjord1, and the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) have completed the first testing phase of the ROMAS (Remote Operation of Machinery and Automation Systems) project. The key concept of the project is to move the engine control room (ECR) from the ship to shore based engine control centre...

Viking Line selects ABB marine automation system
Post

Viking Line selects ABB marine automation system

A Viking Line cruise ferry is to be fitted with an ABB Ability System 800xA marine automation system, providing complete power, propulsion, and vessel management under one platform. The marine automation system enables crew and onshore teams to get a comprehensive overview of all the information needed to operate the vessel safely and efficiently. The...

Maersk selects Wärtsilä’s automated propulsion control system
Post

Maersk selects Wärtsilä’s automated propulsion control system

Maersk has selected Wärtsilä’s propulsion control system and advanced alarm and control system for installation to six of the company’s newbuildings. The Nacos PCS/MCS Platinum is a fully integrated automation package designed to optimise main engine propulsion efficiency, deliver fuel savings and lower operational costs. The energy saving features include power management, and logic for...

MacGregor launches breakbulk optimiser
Post

MacGregor launches breakbulk optimiser

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has introduced a new breakbulk cargo stowage solution, the Breakbulk Optimiser, which enables operators to rapidly and optimally plan the stowage of different cargoes, increasing vessel utilisation rates and improving business performance. The solution optimises breakbulk vessel stowage plans by taking into consideration all influencing factors including what cargo is already...

Eliminating energy waste through ship propulsion automation
Post

Eliminating energy waste through ship propulsion automation

Most vessels voyaging the world’s oceans at this moment in time are wasting energy, no matter how sophisticated the machinery on board, and inadequacies in the overall management of vessel speed and fuel consumption are to blame. Think of a cyclist competing in a race in the Alps; rarely would you see these athletes trying...