Charting a course to cleaner seas: digital twin technology

ASD member, Kongsberg developed a cutting-edge digital twin solution to help steer the maritime industry towards a greener future by optimising fuel efficiency and reducing emissions

The maritime industry is taking action to reduce its environmental impact and meet the global targets for decarbonisation. According to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), shipping accounts for about 3% of global CO2 emissions, and this figure is expected to rise by 50-250% by 2050 if no action is taken.

Responding to this challenge, ASD member, Kongsberg Maritime, a provider of technology solutions for the maritime sector, has developed a digital twin solution called Vessel Insight that collects and analyses data from various sensors on board ships. The solution provides insights into trim optimisation, hull condition, propulsion efficiency, and weather routing, which can help reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 25%.

Kongsberg Maritime has already deployed Vessel Insight for several customers, including the Spanish Navy, which will use the solution for its new F-110 frigates.

By reducing emissions and improving energy efficiency, Vessel Insight can help ship owners and operators comply with the IMO’s regulations and standards, such as the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) and the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP).

And by providing real-time data and insights, Vessel Insight can help ship owners and operators improve operational safety, reliability, and quality. For example, the Spanish Navy will use Vessel Insight to monitor and control their frigates’ systems and equipment, as well as to support training and simulation.

Kongsberg Maritime’s digital twin solution is a powerful tool for the maritime industry to achieve its green goals. By using Vessel Insight, ship owners and operators not only benefit from short-term gains, but also prepare for the long-term transition to a low-carbon future.


Sources: IMO; Kongsberg