Kongsberg launches system integration solution
Kongsberg has developed Integrated Vessel Concepts
Kongsberg Maritime has launched a new portfolio of fully Integrated Vessel Concepts which are the products of the company’s new Integration strategy.
The concepts are designed to harmonise handling, operations and energy systems on a wide range of specific vessel types.
“A primary driver for the development of our Integration strategy and Integrated Vessel Concepts is conversation and predictable utilisation of energy, resulting in lower fuel consumption and the associated environmental benefits,” said Srinivas Tati, vice president of business development at Kongsberg Maritime.
He added: “However, we also want to create free energy for hybrid or even fully electric power configurations which are now becoming more viable due to less expensive batteries and more sophisticated power management.”
Kongsberg has created a new level of integration to enable more dynamics and distributed power management between disparate systems on board.
The first set of vessels types to receive Integrated Vessel Concept include; container, FPSO, research, small scale, LNG, wind farm support and a wide variety more.
To facilitate Integrated Vessel Concepts, the company is further developing its scope of supply to the global shipbuilding industry with focus on electrical systems including switchboards and drives.
Electrical systems will be fully integrated with on board technology, with the aim of ensuring optimal power consumption for dynamic vessel operations.
Some specific new systems have already been developed for use within Kongsberg’s Integrated Vessel Concepts. This includes the vessel dynamics integrated into the power management layer, providing a new concept for energy control.
Mr Tati added: “Our approach to integration goes much deeper though. We have studied in-depth how different vessels operate to understand how the unification of on board technologies can change how we think about and conduct maritime operations at every level.”
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