Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) manufacturer and maritime Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure provider Danelec has signed a partnership agreement with Accelleron, the company formerly known as ABB Turbocharging.
The partnership aims to offer a comprehensive digital service that combines onboard data collection with dedicated engine and vessel analytics. The joint solution delivers real time operating data through the combined utilisation of Accelleron’s Tekomar Xpert marine solution and Danelec’s intelligent DanelecConnect maritime IoT infrastructure. Tekomar Xpert marine is a comprehensive digital suite that provides emissions monitoring and insights into vessel performance, while DanelecConnect delivers economic and operational benefits from the advanced use of ship data.
The fast availability of data from a vessel’s systems, including the automation system, VDR, GPS, ECDIS, the gyro compass, the engine, propeller, AIS and individual sensors, delivered in a standardised and cyber-secure manner, will be analysed via Tekomar Xpert thereby enabling actionable insights leading to efficiency improvements and cutting additional downtime for maintenance or repairs in port. No further onboard IoT infrastructure is required, and no manual collection of data from the systems is needed.
Caspar Jensen, CEO Danelec, said: “Managing maritime assets when they are continuously moving, such as large cargo vessels or tankers, has always been a challenge and having them dock in harbour for extensive periods is very expensive. The partnership between Accelleron and Danelec allows ship owners to leverage the benefits of automating data collection and delivering that data to shore for more efficient utilisation, while also enabling optimised performance to keep ships moving and reducing their lifecycle operating costs.”
Owners and operators will retain full control over their vessels’ data and will be able to share operational signals via a secured gateway through the Accelleron and Danelec partnership.
Mauro De Micheli, Head of Sales, Marketing and Partnerships, Digital solutions, Accelleron, added: “By combining Danelec’s high quality data collection capabilities with Accelleron’s state-of-the-art analytics software, we are providing seafarers with a higher level of data-enabled services. This is an important step forward as the maritime sector focuses on achieving greater efficiencies and operational optimisation.”