ENERGY AND OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY
In an era of energy efficiency mandates, emissions reduction and ever increasing uncertainty of energy prices, the digital twin provides an extra level of control over all efficiency parameters. It helps save fuel, reduce emissions and achieve compliance.
The use of digital twin enables an operator to determine specific goals and to let the platform compute an optimised route and speed profile, based on actual metocean conditions and ship precise behaviour, and recommend a combination of actions (such as engine settings, rudder angle, trim, energy mix, etc.)
The digital twin of the ship is used on board through the Ship Companion, as well as on shore and in the design office.
PHYSICS AND DATA
The digital twin is built through the assembly of models augmented by data, each of them representing the physics-driven behaviour of an element of the ship.
The digital twin is an indistinguishable representation of the ship, and especially of her physics-driven behaviour, in specific conditions.
DIGITAL TWIN MODELS
Models are constantly fed, enriched and recalibrated by real-time operational data (IoT from connected on-board systems, operating conditions, external impactful factors, etc.)
Models included in a digital twin include:
Forces created by interaction of the hull with water, waves and swell
Propulsion forces as well as drag, heeling and leeway caused by wind
Efficiency of the engine (diesel, LNG, hydrogen…), propellers, energy consumption
Drag created by the rudder, stabilisers and other appendices
MEASURE AND IMPROVE
The digital twin is used any time a user - at sea, in a fleet centre or in a research lab - wishes to evaluate and predict the behaviour of the ship in a given set of conditions, or to compare actual ship response to expected behaviour.
FUEL CONSUMPTION & EMISSIONS
By running the digital twin on a set of maritime routes and applying weather/sea conditions, Syroco EfficientShip computes precisely the quantity of fuel that will be consumed by the ship during each route segment.
During operation, Syroco EfficientShip continuously monitors fuel and energy consumption and compares actual values with the expected profile, highlighting any deviation.
Syroco EfficientShip continuously monitors environmental conditions and determines the optimal configuration of the ship to operate according to set objectives. The on-board Ship Companion provides actionable recommendations to the crew that includes course, speed, engine and propeller settings, rudder and stabilisers, trim and ballasts, etc.
For ships powered by more than one energy source, including wind assistance, Syroco EfficientShip produces an energy mix profile and device configuration based on optimal use of all propulsion devices.
Syroco EfficientShip evaluates the performance of digital twins on chosen maritime lines, combining advanced space-powered weather forecasting and smart navigable routes to optimise voyage recommendations.
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.
WIND PROPULSION TECHNOLOGIES BENCHMARKING
Syroco EfficientShip builds a digital twin of the ship (existing or projected) and adds to that twin any propulsion device that is being considered: rigid or reefable sails, inflatable or asymmetric wings, kites, rotors, aspirated profiles, etc.
Based on historic weather and sea conditions on maritime routes on which the ship is expected to operate, Syroco EfficientShip runs the digital twin in all possible configurations and operating conditions and produces advanced reports comparing the different options.
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