Shipowner Maran Gas Maritime has signed a contract to roll out Kongsberg Maritime’s (KM’s) K-IMS information management system across its entire fleet.
K-IMS is a is a suite of specialised applications built on Kognifai and is designed to enable continuous access to data both onboard and onshore through an interactive web based solution.
Most ships in the Maran Gas fleet already have K-IMS-ready hardware in place: any outstanding vessels have been taken into consideration in the overall rollout plan.
“We feel very confident with the decision to implement the K-IMS project with KONGSBERG for the entire fleet,” said Andreas Spertos, EVP, technical director, Maran Gas Maritime. “By the end of 2021, K-IMS will be rolled-out to more than 20 LNG carriers of various propulsion types.
“Implementation of K-IMS will continue for existing and newbuild vessels until the entire fleet of 40+ LNG carriers is upgraded. K-IMS will replace the existing limited capability data transfer system and will provide us with unlimited opportunities to develop and advance further our in-house fleet monitoring and analysis systems that support the safe, efficient and environmentally friendly operation of the fleet.”
“The majority of the LNG segment’s largest international ship owners and charterers are currently reaping the benefits of K-IMS, which is perhaps the most advanced, tailor-made vessel information management system in the world. It has already proved to be well suited to the LNG sector, and many more LNG shipowners are lining up to get involved,” said Bård Bjørløw, EVP global sales & marketing, Kongsberg Maritime.
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