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Norwegian partnership to deliver intelligent offshore efficiency

DOF vessels Skandi Vega and Skandi Iceman involved in a complex offshore operation. Image courtesy of Equinor, by Espen Roennevik, Roar Lindefjeld DOF vessels Skandi Vega and Skandi Iceman involved in a complex offshore operation. Image courtesy of Equinor, by Espen Roennevik, Roar Lindefjeld

DOF, SINTEF Ocean and NORCE have formed a partnership with Kongsberg Maritime to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for complex offshore operations, while streamlining fleet-wide maintenance.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The new partnership will develop a sophisticated new Decision Support System (DSS) for offshore vessel operations. The predictive, intelligent, and dynamic guidance tool will act as the foundation for DOF to simplify operational complexity with objective measurement, ultimately enabling optimal utilisation and more sustainable fleet management.

The partnership has been enabled by sponsorship and support from Innovation Norway. It is expected to be a gamechanger in how marine operational decisions are supported by providing more accurate, timely, and easily consumable information to decision makers; from the vessel’s chief engineer to the chief operation officer based shore-side.

“The partnership is focused on building a platform for intelligent efficiency, made possible only through the integration of operational, information and communication technologies,” said Eirik Mathiesen, director of energy products Integration, Kongsberg Maritime. “Encompassing IoT, new smart sensors onboard will stream accurate data to the cloud-based DSS, where deep analysis with intuitive presentation and application will drive equitable and predictable operational performance.”

“Going ‘smart’ is integral to maintaining our position as the number one OSV ship manager today and into the future, in a sustainable way,” said Lars Christian Larsen, senior project manager for Energy Management, DOF. “Smart is not just deploying the right technologies. Developing our culture to focus even more on sustainable operations with minimal environmental impact will be as important as the technology we create with KONGSBERG, SINTEF Ocean and NORCE. DOF’s maritime experience together with the collection of big data in an operationally logical way will ensure success.”

“Information is power, and when that information relates directly to power consumption, it can revolutionise vessel operations, from onboard electrical load management to route optimisation for passage by sea,” commented Anders Valland, research manager, Maritime Energy Systems, SINTEF Ocean. “This is an exciting project that strengthens Norway’s position as the world’s leading offshore and maritime innovator with focus on efficient and sustainable operations.”{/mprestriction}

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