Norwegian maritime quartet team up for decision support software

May 20th, 2019
DOF vessels Skandi Vega and Skandi Iceman towing the Aasta Hansteen spar platform.
DOF vessels Skandi Vega and Skandi Iceman towing the Aasta Hansteen spar platform.Equinor by Espen Roennevik/Roar Lindefjeld

Offshore staff

BERGEN, Norway – DOF is collaborating with Kongsberg Maritime, SINTEF Ocean, and NORCE to cut fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for offshore operations.

The joint venture, supported with sponsorship from Innovation Norway, will develop a new Decision Support System for offshore vessel operations.

This will be a predictive, intelligent, and dynamic guidance tool, DOF said, which should simplify operational complexity by providing objective measurement, leading ultimately to better fleet management.

Work on the project started last year. It should transform how marine operational decisions are taken, DOF claimed, by providing more accurate, timely, and easily digestible information to decision makers, from a vessel’s chief engineer to the shore-based chief operation officer.

Eirik Mathiesen, director of Energy Products Integration, Kongsberg Maritime, said: “Encompassing IoT, new smart sensors on board will stream accurate data to the cloud-based DSS, where deep analysis with intuitive presentation and application will drive equitable and predictable operational performance.”


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