ABB mapping for Kazakh heavy lift vessels

The COSCO Shipping vessels will use ABB's OCTOPUS system which works by indicating the optimal route based on weather and forecasted vessel motions The COSCO Shipping vessels will use ABB's OCTOPUS system which works by indicating the optimal route based on weather and forecasted vessel motions
Industry Database

ABB marine software has been chosen to map the safest and most efficient routes for a fleet of heavy lift vessels servicing the expansion of a giant oil field in Kazakhstan.

The COSCO Shipping vessels will use the ABB Ability Marine Advisory System, OCTOPUS, which works by indicating the optimal route based on weather and forecasted vessel motions to help enhance safety and efficiency during operations.

“The contract demonstrates once again that OCTOPUS has become the industry standard solution for predicting and measuring motions on semi-submersible heavy lift vessels,” said Juha Koskela, managing director, ABB Marine & Ports.

“One of the reasons for the system’s popularity is that it can be easily scaled. This means that more functionality can be added to meet the requirements of different owners and operators, as well as for specific transportation contracts.”

Multiple orders

COSCO has subcontracted part of the work to its partners – NYK Group, Chung Yang Shipping, Dongbang Transport Logistics, Hanjin Transportation and CJ Korea Express – which has resulted in a string of new orders for OCTOPUS.

As part of the delivery, ABB will also install sensors on each vessel to generate real-time roll and motion data for both the cargo and vessel.

This information, accessible to officers on the bridge and support teams ashore, is critical to ensuring high levels of safety and cargo protection.

As part of the implementation, ABB will, through its ABB Ability Platform, make defined data points available for the expansion project through Cloud-to-Cloud Integration, enabling TCO to monitor specific KPIs and project progress.

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