BW to pilot digital twin for LNG carriers with Kongsberg and Alpha Ori

(l-r) Yngvil Åsheim, BW LNG; Captain Rajesh Unni, Alpha Ori Group; and Hege Skryseth, Kongsberg Digital

BW LNG has signed a strategic digitalisation partnership with Kongsberg Digital and Alpha Ori Technologies, with the shipping company set to work with the two tech providers on initiatives to improve the efficiency and reduce the environmental footprint of LNG carriers (LNGCs) and floating storage and regasification units (FRSUs).

The agreement encompasses several projects, including use of a common data management platform and development of a maritime digital twin and digital processing models.

The partnership will leverage Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight data infrastructure technology, together with Alpha Ori’s SMARTShip digital applications and BW’s assets to pilot the digital twin alongside a real time decision support system.

The digital twin will be developed for the BW Magna FSRU, utilising Vessel Insight, the Kognifai digital platform and maritime simulators from Kongsberg Digital, as well as software applications from Alpha Ori.

“BW LNG is excited to further strengthen our relationship with Kongsberg and Alpha Ori through this partnership,” said Harald Martin Myhre, Head of IT and Digitalisation at BW LNG.

“We’re confident that these digitalisation initiatives will help close the information gap between ship and shore and empower us to be more data-driven in our decision making.”

“By supplementing our extensive operational experience with well-managed data and algorithms we can create more value for all our stakeholders – increasing the safety of operations, reducing emissions to the environment, and reducing operating costs for our customers.”

Alongside the pilot project, Alpha Ori and Kongsberg Digital have reached an agreement to enable the integration of Vessel Insight with Alpha Ori applications and to jointly offer integrated services to customers worldwide.

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