Austal partners with Fred. Olsen on next generation MARINELINK Smart technology rollout
AUSTAL and Fred. Olsen, S.A. have partnered for the final testing and rollout of Austal’s next generation MARINELINK-Smart technology, the company said in its release.
Austal’s MARINELINK is the industry leading technology in integrated monitoring, alarm and control systems for high-speed ships. MARINELINK has been providing real time, on-board control and monitoring functionality for vessel systems for more than twenty years to aid effective decision making on the water, or at port, to improve vessel efficiency and safety.
The next generation of MARINELINK, MARINELINK-Smart, expands upon this to provide live shore-side and on-board advice to ship’s crew and data analytics to increase operational and maintenance efficiencies and passenger comfort.
The new MARINELINK-Smart utilises machine learning, artificial intelligence and internet of things technology to create an adaptive and predictive operational performance management system. The system provides the vessel’s captain with the best information in real time to increase the vessel’s operational performance. This includes providing advice on motion control, trim, speed and route planning. Advice is tailored to the loading, sea state and other factors specific to a particular vessel’s operations. The system enables savings in fuel consumption whilst also improving the seakeeping of the vessel and decreasing the rates of seasickness among passengers.
Austal’s MARINELINK-Smart will be retrofitted across the Fred. Olsen, S.A. fleet, ensuring the most advanced comfort controls for passenger comfort across the company’s fleet of vessels.
Austal is an Australian shipbuilder and global defence prime contractor which designs constructs and sustains some of the world’s most advanced commercial and defence vessels.
Austal successfully balances commercial and defence projects and celebrates 30 years of success in 2018. Austal has designed, constructed and delivered more than 300 commercial and defence vessels for more than 100 operators in 54 countries worldwide.
Austal is Australia’s largest defence exporter and the only ASX-listed shipbuilder. Austal has industry leading shipyards in Australia, the United States of America and Philippines and service centres worldwide.
Austal delivers iconic monohull, catamaran and trimaran commercial vessel platforms – including the world’s largest trimaran ferry and multiple defence programs such as the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) for the United States Navy. Austal has grown to become the world’s largest aluminium shipbuilder.