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Kongsberg adds VPS' VESPER to Kognifai

Kongsberg Digital has added vessel performance optimisation tool VESPER to its Kognifai Marketplace. VESPER, a tool developed by Vessel Performance Solutions (VPS) optimises operational efficiency through advanced modelling and analytics to support current environmental reporting such as IMO DCS and EU MRV, and future regulatory requirements including calculation, monitoring and trending of the CII.

VESPER’s features include efficient monitoring of large fleets, establishing a framework for continuous optimisation in both the long- and short-term. Vessel performance indicators can be merged into a single performance indicator for the entire fleet whilst retaining the ability to drill down to individual vessels, enabling organisations to follow optimisation progress at any level: vessel, segment or fleet. An example of how this can benefit shipowners and charterers is by enabling them to predict performance and fuel oil consumption so precisely that vessels can be chartered out on more accurate terms. This can deliver an increase in profit margins of up to 10 per cent.

VESPER provides deep insights into hull, propeller, main engine, baseload and boiler performance. It also monitors data quality, with its advanced data validation module providing instant feedback and long-term statistics on the error percentages of the data received from the vessels. A Crew Feedback module involves the onboard crew in the optimisation process, presenting information in a relevant way to their day-to-day activities and enabling them to act quickly and independently on the findings.

VESPER can automatically produce reporting fulfilling IMO DCS, EU MRV, and EEOI demands. This information can either be forwarded to verifiers digitally, leaving them to generate the required reports, or shipowners may choose to deliver the reports, providing the opportunity to review them before they are submitted. VESPER is currently being updated to deliver decision-making information in accordance with the latest IMO decarbonising legislation about CII.

“Digitalisation of workflows and reducing carbon footprint is becoming increasingly important to stay competitive in the shipping market,” said Andreas Jagtøyen, executive vice president, digital ocean, Kongsberg Digital. “The latest report from the United Nations’ intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) recently published calls for drastic measures to reduce CO2 emissions. The maritime industry needs practical solutions to meet legislation aimed at reducing emissions. This is why we are very pleased to partner up with VPS, and to offer their VESPER application on the Kognifai Marketplace, as their technology offers a solution to meet current and upcoming legislation in the industry.”

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