Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. has started collecting actual operation data for a new ship under construction by Internet of Ships Open Platform or the IoS-OP. The IoS-OP is a universal platform that enables the sharing of ship operation data among shipbuilders, manufacturers, and related service providers without compromising profits of data providers.
Total, 57 organizations joined the member association “IoS-OP Consortium”, as of the end of 2020. ClassNK’s wholly owned subsidiary ShipDC operates IoS-OP under the supervision of the consortium.
The data to be collected includes the draft and shaft horsepower as well as the information from Voyage Data Recorder (VDR), and fuel consumption and power consumption from the main engine, generator, and auxiliary machineries, which amounts to about 800 items.
The monitoring system is installed in the 82,000 dwt bulk carrier currently under construction, and its data measurement is started from the sea trial.
The collected data will be shared between the shipyard and shipowner through “ShipDC Portal” provided by ShipDC on IoS-OP, and will be utilized for the development of new ship types based on the understanding of machineries’ condition and the evaluation of the ship’s performance.
“ShipDC will continue to work together with its stakeholders to provide an infrastructure for the collection, distribution, and utilization of data in the maritime industry, with IoS-OP at the core, and will pursue safety, environmental contribution, and economic rationality through the utilization of data,” the company stated.
Sea News, May 13