For one year, in connection with a big data project on board the ‘Rem Hrist’, Remøy Shipping has reduced fuel consumption by more than 10% by analyzing the ship's Big Data. The company has therefore decided to install the Ulstein developed Blue Box on two more ships.
"We see a great potential for large fuel savings and reduced emissions".
Remøy Shipping Technical manager, Andre Søvik
«The next two boxes will be installed as soon as we have the vessels at quay,» says André Søvik, Technical Manager at Remøy Shipping.
«The Blue Box with its cloud access makes the ship data available. This enables analysis and smart algorithms, and the experienced results are beyond expectations. The ship operators get direct information about unfavourable choices, such as engine setup, speed or ballast. The analysis provides a direct response to whether the ship is operated optimally, and if not, the ship operators will automatically receive recommendations for improved results. We see a great potential for large fuel savings and reduced emissions,» claims Søvik.
INFRASTRUCTURE INDEPENDENT OF SUPPLIER
Blue Box itself is the infrastructure from the ship to cloud. The box is installed on board any type of ship and is non-dependent of supplier. By arranging for the desired signal output from the ship, advanced analyses of the ship’s data streams can be set up.
Blue Box™ is built on the X-CONNECT® universal digital platform, which makes the product configurable. The connection is also event-driven, which reduces strain on the VSAT network, and eliminates unnecessary and costly flows of data.
This is a great advantage and gives the ability to easily adjust the subscribed signals. The box stores data when the ship has poor coverage and sends this data as soon as the communication to the cloud has been reestablished. The solution also includes data encryption and adjustable bandwidth limitation to secure data information and lower the costs.
REDUCES FUEL CONSUMPTION AND MAKE OPERATIONS MORE EFFICIENT
Remøy Shipping has decided to study green fuel consumption and the way the vessel is operated in the analyses they receive and have developed a ‘best practice’ database based on real operations, developed together with Recogni.
"We will use data analysis as a competence transfer between ships. We can uncover the causes of operating differently, and the crew receives information on the monitors about actions on how to operate in a more fuel efficient way. Our crews are already skilled and competent in their work, and now they have the opportunity to perform even better when receiving operational support directly on the bridge monitors,» says Søvik.
TIME SAVING AUTOMATED REPORTING
Ultimately, the access to data frees time for the crew, who can keep focused on running smarter and safer operations.
Remøy Shipping Technical Manager, Andre Søvik
«From the system, we can extract a great deal of information to use in our reports. Close to all reports benefit from the cloud data. We can use the information gathered for environmental assessments, fuel reporting, and much more. Ultimately, the access to data frees time for the crew, who can keep focused on running smarter and safer operations,» ends Søvik.
About Remøy Shipping
Remøy Shipping is a fully integrated shipping company. The main services are focused on operation of offshore vessels, but also include special services such as coast guard and research operations. The head office is located in Fosnavåg on the west coast of Norway and operations are international.
About Blue Box
Blue Box gives you the ship-to-cloud infrastructure through a an easy installation on your ship. Blue Box enables valuable analysis, reporting and decision support by accessing the ship's Big Data in real time. The analyzes provide direct answers to whether ships are operating optimally, and algorithms can help give automatic recommendations and decision support. The analyzes based on input from Blue Box can provide significant fuel savings and reduced emissions of environmental gases.
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