OTC 2023: Kongsberg updates its application for vessel and fleet optimization

April 28, 2023
New Kongsberg Digital technology empowers offshore vessel operations to reduce cost and emissions.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON  With enhanced technology and new features, Kongsberg Digital is relaunching its application for vessel and fleet optimization, Vessel Performance, for offshore vessel operations. The data-driven solution now provides even more accessible onboard and onshore decision support, enabling significant cost and emission reductions in offshore operations.

The new version of Vessel Performance was designed to provide enhanced onboard decision support through an improved and more user-friendly interface, the company said. Optimizing running engines and reducing excess equipment usage, Vessel Performance assists the crew in reducing fuel consumption and maintenance costs.

The Vessel Performance data are also shared in real time with onshore personnel. Kongsberg says the accessible data and analysis increase operational awareness for the users, making it easier to detect the cost saving opportunities, which is normally a time-consuming task in the offshore industry due to the complexity of the systems onboard.

Since 2001, Olympic Subsea has been using Vessel Performance, which allows the crew onboard to monitor and take immediate action to reduce running hours, fuel consumption and emissions.

"This has led to best practices and significantly greater awareness by the crew for Smarter, Safer and Greener operations. With the new functionality, we will improve and optimize our operations even more in terms of cost, efficiency and sustainability," Olympic Subsea CTO Runar Stave said.

Kongsberg Digital will be located at booth 4551 at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.