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Kongsberg Digital, BW LNG and Alpha Ori sign strategic digitalisation partnership

Left to right: Yngvil Åsheim, managing director, BW LNG; Captain Rajesh Unni, co-CEO, Alpha Ori Group; Hege Skryseth, president, Kongsberg Digital Left to right: Yngvil Åsheim, managing director, BW LNG; Captain Rajesh Unni, co-CEO, Alpha Ori Group; Hege Skryseth, president, Kongsberg Digital

Kongsberg Digital, BW LNG and Alpha Ori Technologies have entered into a digitalisation partnership to realise digital capabilities that enhance efficiency and reduce the environmental footprint of LNG carriers (LNGCs) and floating storage and regasification units (FRSUs).

The agreement encompasses several projects, including utilising a common data management platform and developing a maritime digital twin and digital processing models.

The aim of the partnership is to enable the acceleration of technologies needed for future-ready LNG carriers and FSRUs by leveraging Kongsberg Digital’s data infrastructure technology, Vessel Insight, together with Alpha Ori’s SMARTShip TM digital applications and BW’s operational expertise and assets for piloting a maritime digital twin and a real time decision support system.

A pilot project has been established to develop and test a maritime digital twin, aimed at promoting operational excellence, reducing emissions and costs, and increasing safety. The maritime digital twin will be developed for the BW Magna FSRU, utilising the Vessel Insight data infrastructure, Kognifai digital platform and maritime simulators from Kongsberg Digital, as well as value-adding expert applications from Alpha Ori. The pilot will aim to illustrate an example of the benefits of digitalisation for the industry.

Alongside the pilot project, Alpha Ori and Kongsberg Digital have agreed to enable the integration of Vessel Insight with Alpha Ori applications and the common offering of such integrated services to customers worldwide. This means customers of Vessel Insight will get complete access to all Alpha Ori applications and Alpha Ori will continue developing excellent, user-centric applications while Kongsberg Digital enables access to complete, contextualised data from vessels.

Hege Skryseth, president of Kongsberg Digital and EVP KONGSBERG, said: “The goal of this partnership is to lead the way in the industry through reducing emissions and proving operational excellence through digitalisation.”

“BW LNG is excited to further strengthen our relationship with Kongsberg and Alpha Ori through this partnership,” said Harald Martin Myhre, head of IT and digitalisation at BW LNG. “We’re confident that these digitalisation initiatives will help close the information gap between ship and shore and empower us to be more data-driven in our decision making.”

The partners will start working on the aforementioned projects immediately.

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