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Tracking Baleària’s ROPAX-Centric Digital Twin Journey!

In Task 4.4, BALEÀRIA definitely choose the MV SICILIA for the Digital Twin, this vessel is a RO-PAX of 186m length and 25,6m beam with Dual Fuel engines (VLSFO/MGO/LNG).

SICILIA vessel installed onboard different sensors: flowmeters, draft radars, inclinometers/accelerometers, integration with bridge equipment, integration with Automation system, DGPS, … that provide to Baleària Central Offices a huge amount of signals in a efficiently and with high reliability way, sending the raw data in very short intervals.

With this information, Baleària improved the efficiency of the voyages and operations of the vessel, by adjusting schedules, trying to voyage at economical speed, adapting AE uses, …

Use Cases have been defined by Baleària, and historical data of SICILIA vessel has been provided to consortium colleagues for helping them in the development of models and tools, and to set up the baseline’s scenarios.

Baleària also provided an office server, that synchronize/integrate the data acquired from the vessel, with the DT4GS consortium data base, for the future deployment of the Software and models for the different use Cases: Voyage optimization (including route planning, weather routing, speed optimization, JIT arrivals, bunkering optimization, etc), Trim optimization or Hull degradation, among others.

Regarding new regulations in emissions, Baleària provided the information and data regarding these regulations of SICILIA vessel, so that an automatic calculation of emissions, EU MRV, IMO DCS, CII, and EU ETS and Fuel EU relevant information, can be done from the software, models and tools that will be implemented at next stages.

For next Phases, Baleària will support in the evaluation of different areas for the study of shipping decarbonization retrofitting solutions such us the use of carbon neutral fuels, energy production, energy storage, thermal energy recovery and more. On the last stage of the project, Baleària will support the definition of a future zero-emission ROPAX vessel and will validate simulation models.

DT4GS has received funding from the Horizon Europe framework programme under Grant Agreement No 101056799.