MyStar is scheduled for delivery in 2022
ABB is to provide its ABB Ability Marine Advisory Systems – OCTOPUS software for Estonian ferry operator Tallink Grupp’s new passenger ferry MyStar.
MyStar will be deployed on an 80-kilometre route between Tallinn, Estonia, and Helsinki, Finland. OCTOPUS optimisation software will collect and transfer operational data from the vessel’s onboard systems to the ABB Ability Marine Fleet portal, providing remote monitoring and performance analysis. OCTOPUS then offers operational advice to crew to inform their decisions and optimise performance.
OCTOPUS has previously been used onboard two existing Tallink vessels, Star and Megastar. On Megastar, adjustments led to energy savings of five per cent in Tallinn and up to 13 per cent in Helsinki, while annual auxiliary engine fuel consumption by Star was cut by four per cent.
“We are very pleased to install OCTOPUS on the new shuttle ferry MyStar,” said Tarvi-Carlos Tuulik, head of ship management at Tallink Grupp. “We have already seen what this software can achieve onboard Star and Megastar installations through energy savings, performance gains and environmental benefits. The system has proven itself vital both for seagoing and onshore personnel.”
The OCTOPUS setup onboard MyStar will comprise of five separate modules; Advanced Performance Monitoring, Dynamic Trim, Clean Hull, Specific Fuel Oil Consumption and Powerplant Optimizer. In total, the system offers 13 different monitoring and optimisation modules.
“ABB is proud that Tallink has seen clear benefits from using our performance optimisation software, and we are pleased to supply another OCTOPUS system for MyStar,” said Antto Shemeikka, head of digital services for ABB Marine & Ports. “We expect to see high energy efficiency gains as the software generates more insights into optimised operations.”
MyStar is currently under construction at Rauma Marine Constructions’ Finnish shipyard, and is scheduled for delivery in 2022.
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