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Transas to supply fleet operations solution for Norway's Wilson ASA

Jul 9, 2018 08:24 AM

(PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom) — Transas, a Wartsila company, has signed a contract to supply a fleet operations solution (FOS) to Wilson ASA, the Norway-based fleet operator. The FOS creates an infrastructure that includes onboard navigational and communication components to provide enhanced connectivity for business communications and crew services, and access to fleet data from shore-based locations for complete situational awareness. The order was booked in the first quarter of 2018.

This will be one of the first applications of the Thesis concept within Wartsila’s Smart Marine Ecosystem vision. Thesis creates a collaborative environment for ship operations by connecting fleet operations with the ships, the port, and with coastal traffic management, using shared data to increase safety, reliability, and efficiency. This structure is an important element in Wartsila’s vision for future shipping, which uses high levels of connectivity and digitalization to enable the optimal use of resources, the highest levels of safety, and the least possible impact on the environment.

The managed service solution incorporates elements of the recently launched A-suite portfolio, a portfolio of decision support tools developed by Transas. It sets a new industry precedent by adopting machine-learning techniques in a maritime setting to increase navigational safety and enhance efficiency. The FOS comprises an intelligent tool kit designed to improve vessel operations, while releasing resources for other work tasks, thereby promoting improved fleet efficiency, safety and compliance.

Wilson will also use the Advanced Remote Training for Seafarers (ARTS) module, an e-learning solution within A-Suite with online access to manufacturer approved, type specific training courses for Navi-Sailor ECDIS. This is fully compliant with SOLAS, ISM, and STCW requirements.

As a managed service, the FOS delivers a number of benefits to ship owners and operators. These include fixed monthly fee payment terms, which cover ECDIS charts and associated updates, and maintenance. It incorporates all airtime costs, and brings predictability to data services and satcom fees.

Transas was acquired by Wartsila in May 2018, and is seen as being an important advance in achieving Wartsila’s Smart Marine Ecosystem vision.

Image caption: The Transas Fleet Operations Solution increases navigational safety and efficiency.

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