A new initiative to create an open source digital platform for the creation of ‘digital twins’ for ships has been launched, with a ceremony at the Norwegian Maritime Competence Centre in Ålesund, Norway.
The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has launched “several projects” to help the industry adapt to changes in regulations and technologies, as well as identify barriers to autonomous ship operations, according to chairman Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen.
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) has implemented DNV GL’s ECO Insight fleet performance management software across its entire fleet of 28 tankers, the companies report.
DNV GL reports that it has now passed the threshold of having issued 50,000 electronic class and statutory certificates, with more than 6,000 vessels of the classed fleet now trading with one or more digital certificates.
DNV GL reports that it has completed a major upgrade to its Nauticus Hull software to provide improved support for new DNV GL rules and IACS requirements.
Latvian Shipping Company (LSC) Shipmanagement has begun the roll out of DNV GL’s package of fleet management software applications across its fleet of 26 handysize and medium range tankers, as part of an ongoing project to optimise operations.
DNV GL reports that it has published the first classification guidelines for the use of additive manufacturing (AM), including 3D printing, in the maritime and oil & gas industries.
Jotun has begun using DNV GL’s Veracity platform to combine external and proprietary data sources in optimising the delivery of its maritime coatings at port, using an Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) dataset to ensure it has the right amount of product in the right place.
A data analytics programme applied to the design of two new Hapag-Lloyd Cruises passenger expedition ships, currently under construction at the Vard Shipyard in Romania and Norway, has resulted in projected annual fuel savings of more than ten per cent, the company says.
Wilhelmsen has begun one of the first data sharing pilot projects on the DNV GL Veracity open data platform, testing a system to share ship compliance and condition data with port state authorities to reduce paper work and physical inspections when entering ports.
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