DIGITAL TWIN BASED PLATFORM
At the core of Syroco EfficientShip, a digital twin is a virtual representation of a real-world ship and is used for simulation of efficiency and performance in a variety of configurations.
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.MORE ON DIGITAL TWINS
Main Platform Capabilities
Provide recommendations to the crew on optimal route and ship usage. The digital twin computes a weather-optimised route and sails in parallel with the actual ship, delivering real-time advice on routing, speed profile and ship configuration.
Predict and track performance of the fleet (or individual ships) in select scenarios, maritime routes and operating conditions (sea, weather, etc.) The digital twin tests different configurations, simulates scenarios, and provides fleet-level or ship-level analytics.
Optimise ship design, test operating scenarios and select configuration for new build or refit. The digital twin provides performance-driven and physics-based design optimisation and leverages historical data to enhance models.
The digital twin is built through the assembly of physics-driven behaviour models for each component and sub-system of the ship. Because the digital twin is based on physics, it is a true representation of the behaviour of the ship in given conditions and therefore generates accurate simulation results that align precisely with reality.
The digital twin is enriched with data, collected from “connected ship” IoT and sensors, operating parameters of the ship, metocean information (historical and forecasted), maritime lines and historical routing, etc. Processed using machine learning and big data technologies, this data provides a holistic view of the ship and her operating environment.
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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