Klaveness Ship Management has expanded its use of the DNV GL Veracity data platform to include another eight of its vessels, following the completion of a pilot project which demonstrated a reduction in fuel consumption through the combination and visualisation of operational, positioning and engine data.
The new contract will expand the scope of the Veracity implementation within the fleet to include more vessels and new use cases, following on from the original pilot that started in 2019, under which Klaveness began collecting data from onboard operational systems on three ships.
DNV GL has partnered with Arundo Analytics to install Arundo Edge Agent software on the vessels to stream data on to the Veracity data platform, where it is contextualised and combined with other data sources, such as position data, before being made available for analytics.
“In Klaveness we have high digital ambitions and by live-streaming sensor data to shore we can change our operating models both onboard and in the office,” said Ernst Meyer, COO of Klaveness.
“The outcome can be less accidents, less CO2 emissions, higher revenues and lower costs. Through Veracity/Arundo we have established the opportunity. Our job now is to establish new ways of working to utilise the data streams.”
The goal of the original project was to to reduce fuel consumption and operational costs, particularly related to optimising Auxiliary Engine utilisation.
Klaveness already suspected that engine optimisation was an issue, but did not have the data to properly test the theory. By combining data gathered from different systems during the pilot for visualisation within a common dashboard, Klaveness says it was able to pinpoint the inefficiencies in engine utilisation that were creating sub-optimal fuel consumption and leading to higher maintenance and spare part costs.
“Klaveness has done a meticulous pilot of the solution with full installation onboard three vessels streaming data to the Veracity Cloud – for almost one year. The data is contextualised according to the vessel information standard promoted by ISO and DNV GL,” said Mikkel Skou, Director of Veracity.
“They have also leveraged the Veracity support for remote work. This shows digital thought leadership and lays the foundation for a fleet scale data management solution. We are very pleased that Klaveness now chooses to expand the project based on the positive results.”