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OCTOPUS on board Korean heavy lift vessel

Korean heavy lift company TPI Megaline is to implement ABB’s OCTOPUS marine software on one of its vessels, the Mega Caravan, used to transport huge loads such as oil rigs and drill ships.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}ABB’s software will assist the ship’s officers in managing operations during dynamic weather and accelerations, while TPI Megaline’s customers will also be able to monitor the vessel’s journeys from shore, via ABB’s Fleet Portal.

The ship’s parameters along with those of the load are entered into the application, and this information is combined with weather forecasts to calculate a motion forecast.

In addition to the motion forecast functionality, a three sensor motion measurement set-up is installed on the vessel which allows the system to measure motions on the vessel anywhere in the world – this information can be seen in real time shore-side by both the shipping company and owner of the cargo.

“ABB’s OCTPOPUS marine software is raising efficiency and safety in the shipping industry,” said Juha Koskela, managing director of ABB’s Marine and Ports business.

“Through increased connectivity we are helping TPI Megaline strengthen its shore side capabilities.”

TPI first started to use OCTOPUS in 2014 when it installed hydrodynamic analysis software in order to perform seakeeping calculations for heavy cargo transportations before departure.

“For us it was a logical step to take our collaboration one step further by utilising ABB’s onboard OCTOPUS marine software system for real-time decision support during heavy cargo transportations on the Mega Caravan vessel,” said Jeewon Seong, project manager at TPI Megaline.{/mprestriction}

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