New partners will take part in the Open Simulation Platform (OSP) initiative, which was launched at the Norwegian Maritime Competence Centre in Norway on March 20. Last year Rolls-Royce Marine, The Norwegian University of Technology Science (NTNU), SINTEF Ocean, and DNV GL signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), to create a digital platform, for ships to use.
The project explores the abilities of “digital twins”. This is a digital copy of a ship, which enables the improvement of a ship’s design, maintenance, production and sustainability.
Jon Rysst, SVP and Regional Manager for North Europe at DNV GL – Maritime, mentioned:
OSP is a joint industry project where the goal is to establish a maritime industry standard for models and system simulation, a standard that will allow companies to reuse simulation models and construct digital twins of existing and future vessels in a safe and more cost-efficient way.
The partners that participate in the project will create a platform, open to other parties, to exchange information and store simulated ship, systems and equipment.
A prototype of the OSP is already running with a simulated ship and a DP system performs a dynamic positioning operation. This prototype uses cloud technology, facilitating teams to enhance system design and vessel performance, verify correct handling of failures within the control system of the vessel’s automated positioning system, and verify system changes and the operational impact.
Rolls-Royce Marine will first use this tool to create a digital twin to determine a vessel’s power and propulsion system modules and their integration in a virtual setup.