P&O Ferries to use digital twins for performance monitoring

P&O Ferries and We4Sea have signed a cooperation agreement to roll-out the We4Sea digital twin performance monitoring system for the P&O Ferries chartered fleet, with the aim of reducing fuel consumption and emissions. 

We4Sea’s technology uses a digital twin-based analysis as part of its online software platform, building a digital sister ship with all of the same relevant technical characteristics as the real vessel. This model is enriched with other real-life data sources, such as vessel speed, draught, weather conditions, wave heights, currents, and wind to create a Big Data pool for analysis.

The software module can be used without requiring any access to the vessel and does not need any additional monitoring equipment to be installed, the company says.

Charterers such as P&O Ferries can use the linked web-based platform to continuously monitor the fuel consumption and carbon emissions of their chartered vessels in real-time, providing greater transparency in the operation of the ships and supporting better decision making to optimise fuel efficiency.

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