Build and run virtual representations of real-world ships to simulate their efficiency and performance in a variety of configurations, weather and sea conditions.



Syroco EfficientShip provides a set of tools to build physics-driven models of each component of the ship, based on a combination of CAD design, CFD simulation, parametric equations and/or actual IoT/operational data.

Created using machine learning and big data processing, these mathematical models (also called response surfaces) are at the core of the physics solver engine of Syroco EfficientShip.

The digital twin itself is built through the assembly of models, selected from the customer’s library or from a marketplace. Models are of course reusable across multiple twins.


Deployed on board, Ship Companion provides to the crew actionable recommendations to optimise the efficiency of the ship during a voyage, given the operating constraints (expected arrival time, mandatory waypoints, etc.) and the environmental metocean conditions. 

The digital twin sails in parallel with the actual ship, easily tracking operating parameters, and comparing actual data to expected performance.

Depending on the ship and her devices, Ship Companion provides recommendations for course, speed, engine and propeller settings, rudder and stabilisers, trim and ballasts, wind assistance devices usage and trimming, etc.



Using advanced machine learning and neural networks, Syroco EfficientShip’s digital twins sail on a selected maritime line (departure and arrival ports, mandatory waypoints) at a chosen departure and arrival date/time. 

Analysing a Pareto front of thousands of voyage options with selectable objectives, EfficientShip delivers multi-objective optimisation with targets that include minimum fuel, just-in-time arrival, best time charter equivalent, flexible departure and arrival time windows, and more. The operator selects the preferred route among these optimised routings, which is then provided to Ship Companion for use during the voyage. At any time, and especially when metocean conditions change, a new routing can be requested. 

Using advanced space-powered weather forecasting, multi-objective routing is delivered through a partnership with Spire and Theyr and is seamlessly integrated into the EfficientShip platform.


In the research lab or design office, Syroco EfficientShip optimises the design and operating parameters of the ship, for a new build or a refit. The user selects targets, chooses a set of “free” parameters, and lets the physics solver engine determine optimal values for parameters and targets, testing advanced operating scenarios to determine the best configuration for the ship.

For example:

  • Targets: minimise carbon emissions and ship roll
  • Free parameters: hull length, breadth and draft, propulsion plant energy mix strategy


Syroco EfficientShip is fully connected with “connected ship” industrial IoT solutions that collect and aggregate data from sensors and other operating parameters of the ship. 

By centralising in its repository all IoT data, historical and real-time, as well as metocean data and operating conditions, the Syroco EfficientShip platform is able to produce and refine accurate behaviour models.


Powerful data analytics and reporting through customisable graphs and dashboards is provided, leveraging the Tableau online data visualisation and analytics platform.

Syroco EfficientShip provides dashboards and reports from scenarios simulations and creates operating baselines, used for performance measurement of individual ships and of fleets.



Several models are provided to get started with Syroco EfficientShip. Users can create many more models, in order to address the specific aspects and components of the ship they need to represent.


  • Call water hull model
  • Swell and sea waves hull model
  • Bulb model
  • Hull fouling model
  • Hull & cargo aero model
  • Fairing aero model
  • Ballast model

ewindWind propulsion devices

  • Rigid sail model
  • Reefable sail model
  • Inflatable wing model
  • Asymmetric wing model
  • Kite wing model
  • Flettner rotor model
  • Suction profile model

engineEngine propulsion & energy production/consumption

  • Diesel thruster model
  • LNG thruster model
  • Variable pitch propeller model
  • Boiler model
  • Hotel consumption model


  • Rudder model
  • Stabiliser model
  • Daggerboard model


  • Ship-sail interaction model
  • Sail-sail interaction model
  • Rudder-propeller interaction model


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