Norway-based oil exploration company Aker BP has announced collaboration with technology provider Cognite and manufacturer Framo, aiming to intensify digitalisation in offshore operations by changing the traditional approach to maintenance.
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This year’s SMM, the international maritime trade fair to take place on 4-7 September with 2,289 exhibitors from 69 countries in Hamburg, will focus on “Trends in SMMart Shipping”, in line with the numerous digital solutions rising in the maritime sector.
Kongsberg Digital launched a new digital twin, after a successful feasibility study with Equinor. The new twin is a virtual model of unmanned production facilities for oil and gas and it allows users onshore to explore planned or existing assets offshore. The digital twin can also improve design quality and processes.
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Finnish technology group Wärtsilä is building the Smart Technology Hub, a new centre of research, product development and production, in Vaskiluoto, Vaasa. The vision is to create a partners’ campus where research and product development take place together with suppliers, start-ups and universities.
The American Bureau of Shipping and Crowley Maritime Corporation ‘s naval architecture and marine engineering subsidiary Jensen Maritime completed a pilot project using 3D computer-aided design models to support the class design review process.
Yuanben and Maritime Silk Road Platform signed the “Blockchain Technical Service Cooperation Agreement”. This agreement will provide blockchain services for global maritime freight, ensuring the safety of sea-going cargo transportation for the Maritime Silk Road.
After the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy claimed administrative responsibility for mineral deposits on the continental shelf, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has been assigned the task of mapping potential deposits. The mapping will carried out using an an autonomous underwater vehicle.
V.Group collaborated with the management consultancy Accenture to improve its approach to crew management. Named Embark, the project seeks to develop an in-house shared services model which streamlines key processes for V.Group’s seafarers, customers, and colleagues.
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