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SESAME Straits e-Navigation project successfully demonstrated Featured

SESAME Straits e-Navigation systems were demonstrated in a recent test SESAME Straits e-Navigation systems were demonstrated in a recent test Singapore Press Holding

The SESAME Straits e-Navigation project, which aims to apply technology in the reduction of  maritime traffic congestion and in improving traffic safety and efficiency in Singapore, has conducted a successful demonstration in close collaboration with the Maritime and Port Authority.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}SESAME Straits (Secure, Efficient, and Safe maritime traffic Management in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore) is a three-year joint Singapore and Norway project, funded by the Norwegian Research Council and led by Kongsberg Norcontrol.

Other project partners include the Norwegian Coastal Administration, Navtor, University of South East Norway, SINTEF Ocean, Kongsberg Seatex, Kongsberg Maritime and a range of additional Singaporean partners.

The technology components of the project focus on ship systems, shore systems and AIS (Automatic Identification System) and VDES communications (VHF Data Exchange System), to develop and validate shared situational awareness and cooperative decision making between bridge teams and shore side operators.

The project’s objective is to improve the safety of vessel traffic and enable ‘Just-in-time’ arrival technology, improving the efficiency of existing port infrastructure, and reducing shipping’s environmental footprint by making it possible to predict possible vessel traffic hot-spots in congested waterways, as well as providing new strategies to avoid such congestion.

“The successful test in the Straits of Singapore proved the potential of utilising e-Navigation and ship to shore communications in order to increase safety and efficiency of maritime operations. The results of the project prove that the technology has the potential of being a game changer,” said Geir Håøy, president and CEO of Kongsberg.

“This project is a true collaboration, both between the two maritime nations of Norway and Singapore, as well as between the project partners. All participants have provided expertise and technology that has made this solution possible to develop, and now for the first time test in a full-scale. It’s a team effort all the way, and looking at the potential, we are eager to continue the development.”{/mprestriction}

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