A new series of four ‘smart’ shuttle tanker concept vessels being developed by Teekay are set to be fitted with Vessel Performance Management software from Wärtsilä subsidiary Eniram, alongside a range of other energy and emissions management systems and machinery, as part of a €110 million deal for Wärtsilä.
Wärtsilä has launched a new SparkUp Challenge initiative for technology start-ups, divided into two sections – Smart Marine and Smart Energy – with applications open to interested parties up until the end of January 2018.
Wärtsilä has launched a new Smart Marine Ecosystem strategy, which will focus the company’s efforts on four forces it expects to “re-shape the industry” – shared capacity, Big Data analytics, intelligent vessels, and smart ports.
Wärtsilä has agreed a deal to supply a range of systems to an LNG-fuelled ferry being built for Finland-based Viking Line at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry yard in China.
Wärtsilä subsidiary Eniram has signed a five-year service agreement with Corsica Linea to provide real-time performance management systems for the shipping company’s owned and operated fleet of five vessels travelling between Marseille and Corsica.
Monaco-based GasLog LNG Services has signed a remote maintenance and optimisation agreement with Wärtsilä, covering eight LNG carriers operating on Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines.
Wärtsilä reports that it has opened the first of four planned Digital Acceleration Centres (DAC), to support technological innovation in intelligent vessel development and other projects in conjunction with customers and industry partners.
Wärtsilä reports that it has completed a successful test of a remotely controlled ship, operating the vessel from shore while on a different continent through a sequence of manoeuvres using a combination of Dynamic Positioning (DP) and manual joystick control.
Wärtsilä and ABB have signed an agreement to expand their cooperation in lifecycle service offerings, covering ABB turbochargers installed with Wärtsilä 4-stroke engines, to assist in optimising the performance of the equipment on board.
DIMECC, leader of the ‘One Sea – Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem’, has opened what it says is the first globally available test area for autonomous vessel projects in Finland. The test area will be open to anyone wishing to examine the success of their research into unmanned ship systems in open waters, the company says.
Digital Ship magazine provides the latest information about maritime satellite communications technology, software systems, navigation technology, computer networks, data management and TMSA. It is published ten times a year.
Digital Ship Ltd