A technology development project on automated operation of marine engines has started. The project aims to estimate the cause of engine operation failure by utilizing simulators as the core technology.
ore specifically, MTI, Nabtesco, ClassNK, Nihon Shipyard, and BEMAC Corporation will attempt to develop a remote-engine-monitoring system that can judge/make a decision on how to recover.
This system development aims to enable an on-land monitoring center to monitor engine operations of multiple ships yet maintain today’s high safety level even if the number of seafarers involved in engine operation on board is reduced.
Further, by proposing a new working style at the on-land monitoring center to coastal seafarers, it is also expected to reduce the seafarers’ isolated working environment.
In this project, a shipyard, maritime equipment manufacturers, a classification society, and shipping companies will work together to expedite development and conduct demonstration tests on actual ships.