ABB will also install sensors to produce real-time roll and motion data covering both cargo and ship motions, which can be viewed from the bridge and ashore. This information is vital to enhance safety onboard and as a guide to the condition of cargoes delivered.
Juha Koskela, Managing Director of ABB’s marine and ports business said, “OCTOPUS and the heavy lift industry go hand-in-glove. Our marine software has become a vital tool for both the officers onboard and the shore side support team.”
Dagfinn Thorsen from Greenland Heavylift Holdings says, “The OCTOPUS system is considered to be the industry standard when it comes to prediction and measurement of vessel motions for semisubmersible heavy lift ships. For us it was a logical choice to select OCTOPUS technology for safe and efficient execution of heavy lift cargo projects.”
The vessels are currently under construction at CSBC Corporation in Taiwan with the first expected to go into service in 2017.
ABB’s Marine Software System called OCTOPUS is a unique product portfolio for performance management in marine operations. It reduces fuel consumption and emissions, and increases availability and safety on a single vessel, or on a whole fleet of vessels.
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