The GASS project, led by Navtor, along with six other research, innovation and industry partners in Norway, has been awarded 44 million krona to develop new technologies and services integrating artificial intelligence ( AI) to optimize the energy use of ships and ocean liners. Navtor, Grieg Star, Maritime CleanTech, Scandinavian Reach Technologies, Simula Research Laboratory, SinOceanic Shipping and Sustainable Energy are the partners involved in this project, helping shipowners and ship managers reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute into the green transition by enhancing ship performance to remain competitive and comply with new regulations and agreements. These organizations say: “Currently, there is no specific data-based system solution to improve energy efficiency on ships, mainly due to the complexity and diversity of ship operating environments. , as well as the high complexity of data processing, such as AIS data, which is often incomplete and unreliable.” “Navtor is an important step forward in our efforts towards a sustainable maritime future. We integrate large amounts of data from vessels and combine them with a digital twin to develop services that can monitor, analyze and optimize fuel consumption,” said Bjørn Åge Hjøllo, Director of Sustainable Development of Navtor spoke. Simula also assessed that current solutions to this problem simply rely on limited data sources and only make crude assumptions about the ship and its operating environment when optimizing operational performance and mining shipments, leading to inefficient use of energy. GASS will challenge these existing solutions by leveraging big data to improve the energy efficiency of journeys through a range of activities, including the use of new artificial intelligence technology to optimize route and trip speed. If the GASS project’s services were adopted by just 30% of shipowners and managers, it would help reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by a significant 1%, according to Simula.

GASS is one of nine green projects funded through the Norwegian Government’s Green Platform program.


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