ABB data modules incorporated into new Sperry Vessel Performance system

Sperry Marine has introduced a new digital Vessel Performance system, developed in collaboration with ABB, that allows users to collect and analyse onboard data in real time to support efficient fuel usage, regulatory compliance and optimised voyage routing.

The new system relies on several modules of the ABB Ability OCTOPUS – Marine Advisory System, such as motion monitoring and forecasting, performance monitoring, and access to a web-based fleet portal where vessel data can be visualised and analysed onshore.

The software also provides a digital decarbonisation tool to help vessel owners manage compliance with upcoming regulations such as the IMO’s Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) and can be used to improve vessel and cargo safety by continuously visualising the expected vessel motions along the planned route, enabling the crew to select a route where maximum allowable motions will not be exceeded.

ABB’s modules are deployed and managed on board through the SperrySphere intelligent navigation system, a back-of-bridge digital platform.

“Our new solution can enable vessels to navigate more safely, reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions,” said James Collett, Managing Director, Sperry Marine.

“We not only aim to improve the vessel’s performance; the SperrySphere digital platform will be the one single platform to deliver smarter and safer digitally-enabled navigation services to our customers.”

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