Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have announced a strategic partnership focusing on the design, testing and validation of first generation remote and autonomous ships, with the eventual aim of making such vessels a commercial reality.
Lloyd’s Register (LR) reports that it has joined the MAXCMAS project, a GBP£1.27 million collaborative research project that aims to investigate, develop and implement real-time collision avoidance algorithms for autonomous maritime vessels.
Rolls-Royce has signed a deal to supply its first automatic crossing system to Norwegian ferry company Fjord1, an early step towards the company’s goal of creating fully autonomous vessels.
Finland is throwing its weight behind the development of autonomous ships, with the country aiming to provide the world's first unmanned maritime products, services and ecosystem by 2025.
Rolls-Royce has signed a contract worth about £25 million with the ship building company Kleven in Norway for design and supply of ship equipment to two new Hurtigruten polar cruise vessels, with an option for two additional vessels, to include a complete redesign of the ship bridge environment with a Rolls-Royce Unified Bridge.
The Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA), led by Rolls-Royce, has published a whitepaper outlining the project’s vision of how remote and autonomous shipping will become a reality, which it claims will be “by the end of the decade.”
The Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA) has introduced the project’s first commercial ship operators: ferry operator Finferries and dry bulk cargo carrier ESL Shipping Oy.
DNV GL has introduced its new LNG intelligence portal (LNGi), which aims to bring stakeholders from across the LNG industry together to share market intelligence and contribute to the uptake of LNG as a ship fuel.
Rolls-Royce Marine reports that it has successfully implemented Shipdex as the data standard for technical manuals for its Kamewa Propellers and associated control systems.
Inmarsat has joined the €6.6 million Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA) recently launched by Rolls-Royce, a project which aims to produce the specification and preliminary designs for a range of ship solutions in the area of unmanned vessel operation.
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