Classification Society ClassNK has concluded a joint research agreement for developing advanced condition-based maintenance (CBM); a new maintenance and management system to be used for the machineries of autonomous ships, as well as to further establish a new classification survey scheme based on CBM.
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.
A new industry project in UK is set to explore the technical, regulatory and societal issues of using autonomous surface vessels, integrated with existing manned shipping operations, to support offshore wind farm operations and maintenance, as well as to develop a timeline for the phased introduction of autonomous vessels.
French offshore company Bourbon and classification society Bureau Veritas have signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop and deploy automation and real time monitoring fleet applications, developing digital technologies, while mitigating cyber risks.
BIMCO and the international association for the marine electronics industry, CIRM, have sent the first proposal for an industry-wide standard for software maintenance to IMO for consideration. Absence of an industry-standard brings an increasing risk of incidents on ships, delays and costs to shipowners and cyber security problems, BIMCO notes.
Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, MTI Co. and Japan Engine Corporation announced that they have made progress in their joint research to improve safety and optimize maintenance for marine engines, by taking advantage of operational big data.
Speedcast International Limited, provider of remote communication and IT solutions, announced a strategic alliance with SRH Marine, to deliver a simplified solution for the operation, certification, management and maintenance of all bridge electronics onboard vessels.
Camgian Microsystems Corporation announced a teaming agreement with Fincantieri Marine Systems North America, a part of Fincantieri, to pursue the delivery of Internet of Things solutions for improving ship-borne maintenance and servicing operations.
Sirius Shipping will invest in online monitoring from SKF, in order to increase control of rotating machinery onboard. As explained, the company wants to receive signals before anything happens, in order to launch the appropriate measures in time.
This year’s Europort Conference in November will provide, among others, a showcase for new generation IT and system integration tools, ultra-sensitive monitoring, condition-based maintenance, fleet performance management and other types of data analysis.
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