Sea trials have begun on two pilot vessels which will provide data for the MOVE (Monitoring for Operational Vessel Efficiency) project, an Innovate UK initiative under the ‘Managing Energy on Marine Vessels’ competition.
Carnival Maritime, the marine service unit of Costa Group in Hamburg, has extended the remote monitoring services provided by its Fleet Operation Centre (FOC) to cover an additional 11 ships for P&O Cruises and the Cunard line.
BAE Systems reports that it is leading a consortium of technology suppliers to develop software to monitor shipboard equipment, fuel and energy performance, providing real time information to assist in the management of both military and commercial fleets.
Hamburg Süd subsidiary Columbus Shipmanagement (CSM) and Interschalt maritime systems have concluded a contract that will see a total of 46 container ships equipped with the Bluetracker fleet performance management software package.
ABB has launched an updated maritime software analytics platform bringing together ABB’s EMMA and OCTOPUS applications into one software package, under the OCTOPUS banner.
Voyage Data Recorder manufacturer NetWave has introduced its new SeaWise ‘Big Data’ technology, with the aim of assisting shipowners in analysing and improving long term ship technical performance as well as providing reporting via a shore-based virtual private Cloud environment.
Wärtsilä has introduced its new Sea-Master system, used to monitor the condition of tail shaft equipment by employing digital technology to monitor shaft bearings and seals.
Engine manufacturer MaK and Caterpillar’s Marine Asset Intelligence organisation have partnered with DNV GL to normalise the predictive analytics of Cat Asset Intelligence systems in accordance with DNV GL’s Survey Arrangement Machinery Condition Monitoring (CM) requirements, to move away from time based maintenance to condition based maintenance.
NAPA and Furuno report that they have integrated NAPA’s Performance Monitoring and Logbook software packages with Furuno’s hardware to create a market-ready data logging and reporting system, using data signals already present onboard ships today.
Diesel power company Royston has introduced a new engine diagnostics, health check and consultancy service to add to its traditional marine engine service and repair business, investing in new technology and equipment, and enhancing its software capabilities to provide analysis of engine and condition monitoring data.
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