Swedish project to apply digital twins for maritime sustainability

A group of maritime stakeholders in Sweden has launched a project to apply digital tools to support improvements in shipping sustainability, led by Gothenburg-based technology company Cetasol.

The initiative aims to demonstrate and validate a system using data-based digital twins for commercial marine operations in collaboration with industry stakeholders, with the aim of exploring the potential use of such models to drive long-term emission reductions through the installation of electrical or alternative fuel drivelines and predictive maintenance.

The project will encompass model- and simulation-driven development, edge computing and cloud technology, to support secure data exchange between processes and stakeholders including suppliers, operational owners, ship owners, shipyards, research institutes, and OEMs, while minimising or eliminating the need for sensors and automating model development for each vessel.

Participating stakeholders in the project include CAISR and RISE as research partners, Quoakka as the development partner, Trafikverket as the operational owner, Erik Thun and Stena Line as ship owners, and Profjord as the design company. The results of the project will be disseminated by all partners through various channels once completed.

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