STAVANGER, Norway – At ONS 2016, Kongsberg Maritime introduced a new integration strategy whereby its energy, handling, and operational technology solutions are to be further combined in complete vessel concepts.
Each individual concept is tailored for specific vessel types and it combines separate systems with the aims of enhancing day-to-day performance and long-term asset management.
Integration is a network and service layer that supports greater distributed control and monitoring functions across diverse equipment onboard a vessel. Kongsberg said that this network can provides enhanced fleet management enabled by increased connectivity, data capture and analysis, in addition to continual control and measurement, with information now available on a single integrated platform supporting efficient planning, execution, and decision making. Essentially, integration delivers a unified platform helping better resource utilization, sharing, and task management.
The approach is said to deliver cost savings and enhance vessel and fleet efficiency, safety, life-cycle management, reliability and availability with complete benefits on each, while strengthening decision making capabilities and enabling the continual optimization of energy use. The unified solutions also enhance on-shore expertise that can steer on-board activity, feeding into planning, monitoring, and controlling complex operations, and making real-time decisions in close collaboration with crew, while also providing a layer for analysis. This improves performance, efficiency, and productivity.
Handling solutions are designed with the principles of using energy from rotating equipment to optimize and regenerate power that reduces energy use. The integration of automation with the dynamics of the vessel operations enhances productivity and reduces human error.
Stene Førsund, EVP Global Sales & Marketing, Kongsberg Maritime, said: “On the path to autonomy and remotely controlled operations, our new approach to integration is an important step forward. Greater integration mitigates risk and introduces superior cross-vessel understanding and situational awareness. Connecting systems increases potential for automation and autonomy, with more automated procedures and less personnel, enhances safety and security.”
Kongsberg Maritime is exhibiting in Hall 6 – Stand 6470.