SUPPORTING THE ENERGY TRANSITION OF MARITIME TRANSPORTATION
Syroco EfficientShip is a software platform that builds digital twins of ships by leveraging physics modelling, data and AI. Used on board, on shore and in the design office, the digital twin empowers core applications for optimising operational and energy efficiency, including fuel consumption, carbon emissions, and many more use cases.REQUEST INFORMATION
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
Build baseline and track performance for onboard efficiency and safety advisory. The digital twin baseline sails in parallel with the actual ship, easily tracking the ship and her performance, and comparing actual data to the digital twin as a reference.
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 of a ship assembles models and data for all systems that compose the ship, and therefore provides a holistic view of that ship and her physical behaviour. Syroco EfficientShip offers a comprehensive view of the ship over her lifecycle, from design to operation and through maintenance/refit.
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.
ENERGY MIX OPTIMISATION
For ships powered by more than one energy source, Syroco EfficientShip produces an ideal energy mix profile based on predicted operating conditions and the overall behaviour of the ship in these conditions.
During operation, Syroco EfficientShip continuously monitors energy consumption and production and compares these values with the planned energy profile, highlighting any deviation and making instant adjustments.
Syroco EfficientShip optimises scheduling to maximise efficiency and performance of each voyage, targeting for example to:
- Minimise delay on schedule
- Minimise sway, roll and surge for passenger comfort and cargo safety
- Minimise time at sea
Syroco EfficientShip builds the best operating schedule profile to maximise efficiency while reaching performance targets, and provides advice during voyage to catch up on targets.
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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