Future Shore Control Centre
A future vision of the land-based control centres that will remotely monitor and control the unmanned ships of the future was developed. A film shows a vision of the future in which a small crew of 7 to 14 people monitor and control the operation of a fleet of vessels across the world using interactive smart screens, voice recognition systems, holograms and surveillance drones.
High-strength steels enable novel lightweight marine structures
In FIMECC BSA program steel and shipbuilding experts joined their forces to develop novel lightweight marine structures. The utilisation of high-strength steels combined with advanced production technologies results in the weight reduction up to 20 percent bringing numerous advantages and rising competitiveness of Finnish shipbuilding industry.
Shifting to a forward-thinking approach in maritime transportation and cargo handling industry
MacGregor has developed a new approach, enabling optimization of cargo system solutions that increases cost-effectiveness, efficiency and environmentally-friendliness in the shipping industry. The approach has been developed with the support of Fimecc Rebus programme.
Improving ship design with multi-domain energy flow simulation
Optimal design and operation of ship machinery have a significant impact on the total cost of ownership and emissions over life-cycle. Deltamarin, VTT and ABB developed together a tool for modelling the ship energy flows as a part of the EFFIMA programme. The purpose of the multi-domain simulation tool is to represent all relevant ship processes at a system level. The energy...
Tool for Obtaining Real Understanding on Vessel Performance
Understanding how the vessel performs in real operation is a cornerstone for optimizing the fuel efficiency and technical maintenance of the vessel. Traditional engineering methods can predict the vessel performance but they are developed and thus are only reliable for ideal conditions. Today, the knowledge of how the vessel really performs in actual...
Future Accommodation system
STX Cabins has found promising new markets worth tens of millions of euros annually. The new market areas are in hotels, flats, trains and refurbishment of passenger vessels.
Parametric and Configurable Hatch Cover Model
New parametric and configurable hatch cover model for side-rolling hatch covers improves the productivity and reduces design time from an average 8 weeks to a fraction of that. New parametric and configurable hatch cover model also increases customer value, enhances quality and reduces overall costs as the need for project-specific management is decreased.
Fixcel system revolutionises methods and quality of shipbuilding
Fixcel system, a steel sandwich structure technology enabling the off-ship construction of rigid loadbearing blocks of cabins in macro models of six to twelve, was developed. Fixcel system takes shipbuilding to the next level by reducing weight, shortening construction times, enabling lighter structures and more cabins in the same volume. This generates savings in...