Höegh Autoliners first to pilot Kongsberg digital twin system

Höegh Autoliners has been announced as the first pilot customer for a new maritime digital twin service being introduced by Kongsberg Digital to support vessel trim advisory, 3D visualisations, and situational awareness.

The digital twin is powered by real-time data from Kongsberg’s shipboard Vessel Insight data infrastructure and its related ecosystem of applications.

“The maritime industry is facing huge challenges to meet the new standards for increased transparency and reduced carbon footprint,” said Andreas Jagtøyen, Executive Vice President of Digital Ocean at Kongsberg Digital.

“As a response to this, we have developed a dynamic digital twin that provides a holistic view of the vessel and its surroundings, where data from the vessel is merged with other relevant data sources and presented in one common work surface for operators and shipowners. This will be the first step of enabling advanced integrated workflows in shipping.”

The objective of the digital twin is to support partners in utilising advanced simulations to troubleshoot operations, make predictions of future performance, and over time, enable condition-based maintenance to reduce cost and operational downtime.

Höegh Autoliners will pilot the system using twins of its car carriers, supported by Delta Marine.

“We are pleased to partner with Kongsberg Digital on this pilot for digital twin for maritime,” said Chief Operations Officer of Höegh Autoliners Sebjørn Dahl.

“Like us, our customers and partners focus on sustainability, electrifying their products, and decarbonising their supply chains. Our fleet is one of the most environmentally friendly car carriers ever built. The additional insight and more rapid and cost-effective vessel management provided by KDI’s digital twin will supercharge their environmental performance and enable future benefits faster.”

“We already see benefits on trim optimisation, but when we add the data around other facets of vessel operation, along with training and maintenance, we expect further benefits and savings to come thick and fast.”

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