Kongsberg Digital adds VESPER by VPS to the Kognifai Marketplace

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Aug 24, 2021 10:17 AM by

The Maritime Executive

[By: Kongsberg]

Kongsberg Digital has added VESPER, a instrument developed by Vessel Performance Solutions (VPS) for optimizing operational effectivity by superior modeling and analytics, to the in depth vary of functions provided on the Kognifai Marketplace. VESPER helps present environmental reporting comparable to IMO DCS and EU MRV, and can cowl additionally future regulatory necessities together with calculation, monitoring and trending of the CII.

VESPER’s options embody environment friendly monitoring of huge fleets, establishing a framework for steady optimization in each the long- and short-term. Vessel efficiency indicators could be merged right into a single efficiency indicator for the whole fleet while retaining the potential to drill down to particular person vessels, enabling organizations to comply with optimization progress at any stage: vessel, section or fleet. An instance of how this will profit shipowners and charterers is by enabling them to predict efficiency and gas oil consumption so exactly that vessels could be chartered out on extra correct phrases. This can ship a rise in revenue margins of up to 10%.

VESPER offers deep insights into hull, propeller, most important engine, baseload and boiler efficiency. It additionally screens knowledge high quality, with its superior knowledge validation module offering instantaneous suggestions and long-term statistics on the error percentages of the knowledge obtained from the vessels. A Crew Feedback module includes the onboard crew in the optimization course of, presenting info in a related means to their day-to-day actions and enabling them to act shortly and independently on the findings.

Environmental reporting and compliance

Delivering environmental knowledge to meet the newest laws is turning into more and more essential in the maritime business. VESPER can mechanically produce reporting fulfilling IMO DCS, EU MRV, and EEOI calls for. This info can both be forwarded to verifiers digitally, leaving them to generate the required studies, or shipowners might select to ship the studies, offering the alternative to evaluate them earlier than they’re submitted. VESPER is at present being up to date to ship decision-making info in accordance with the newest IMO decarbonizing laws about CII.

“Digitalization of workflows and lowering carbon footprint is turning into more and more essential to keep aggressive in the transport market,” says Andreas Jagtøyen, Executive Vice President, Digital Ocean, Kongsberg Digital. “The newest report from the United Nations’ intergovernmental panel on local weather change (IPCC) lately printed requires drastic measures to cut back CO2 emissions. The maritime business wants sensible options to meet laws aimed toward lowering emissions. This is why we’re more than happy to companion up with VPS, and to supply their VESPER utility on the Kognifai Marketplace, as their expertise gives an answer to meet present and upcoming laws in the business.”

Vessel Insight Infrastructure

Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight is a cost-efficient knowledge infrastructure resolution that allows shipowners and operators to begin and succeed with their digitalization course of. While Vessel Insight collects and contextualizes knowledge from vessels, top-level functions use the knowledge to resolve a predefined set of KPIs. VESPER will now be out there on the Kognifai Marketplace, a community of partnerships that gives entry to a variety of market-leading functions that may be utilized by Vessel Insight subscribers to turn out to be extra sustainable and achieve a aggressive edge. The Kongsberg Digital Customer Success Team will help Vessel Insight subscribers wishing to implement the utility.

“Vessel Performance Solutions is delighted to be a part of with Kongsberg Digital, as Vessel Insight is an ideal product match to the a part of our market which prefers to have knowledge transferred straight from the gauges and sensors onboard,” says Kristian Bendix Nielsen, one in all the two founders of Vessel Performance Solutions. “Both VPS and Kongsberg’s Digital imagine that the extra certified info is made out there to the crew and the workplace, the extra effectively and sustainably they will function their vessels. That is our core enterprise, in actual fact.”

By including VESPER to the Kognifai Marketplace, Kongsberg Digital and VPS are strengthening their frequent digital providing to the good thing about all Vessel Insight subscribers and the maritime market usually. The utility will probably be out there at the Kognifai Marketplace from August 2021.

The services and products herein described on this press launch should not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.

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