Bourbon to Help Build Worlds 1st Autonomous OSV

first_imgzoom Offshore services company Bourbon has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Automated Ships Ltd to support the building of the Hrönn, the world’s first autonomous, fully-automated prototype vessel for offshore operation.The project will also include the support from the project’s primary technology partner, Kongsberg which will deliver all major marine equipment necessary for the design, construction and operation of Hrönn, including all systems for dynamic positioning and navigation, satellite and position reference, marine automation and communication.Its vessel control systems including K-Pos dynamic positioning, K-Chief automation and K-Bridge ECDIS and Radar will be replicated at an Onshore Control Centre, allowing full remote operations of Hrönn, the company informed.“Bourbon will leverage its expertise in building and operating a standardised fleet to provide detailed input to the development and design of the Hrönn project, ensuring flexibility, reliability and cost efficiency to operate safely and effectively in the demanding offshore environment,” the company said.Hrönn is described as a light-duty, offshore utility ship servicing the offshore energy, hydrographic & scientific and offshore fish-farming industries. It can also be utilised as a ROV and AUV support ship and standby vessel, able to provide firefighting support to an offshore platform working in cooperation with manned vessels.Automated Ships has progressed the original catamaran design of Hrönn since the project launch on 1st November 2016, opting for a monohulled vessel of steel construction, to provide more payload capacity and greater flexibility in the diverse range of operations.In the second phase of the project, Bourbon and ASL intend to look for subsidies to finance the effective construction of the prototype.Bourbon’s entry to the Hrönn project, follows the recent joining of forces with Kongsberg on developing digital solutions for next generation connected and autonomous vessels.Hrönn’s sea trials are scheduled to take place in Norway’s officially designated automated vessel test bed in the Trondheim fjord and will be conducted under the auspices of DNV GL and the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA). The Hrönn will ultimately be classed and flagged, respectively.last_img read more

Loginno SoontoBe First Digital Shipping Firm Selected

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Contopia, Shipping Container Utopia by Loginno The soon-to-be first digital shipping company, chosen out of 17 global applicants, is set to be revealed on June 6 in Oslo, Norway, during Nor-Shipping, the largest global shipping event of 2019.Earlier this week, the final scoring of the competition’s contestants had been performed, and a notice to the winning shipping company had been sent.The news would be revealed at the end of a Contopia-themed panel of experts discussing the various use cases for the first digital shipping company, according to Loginno, the company that is creating the world’s Internet-of-Shipping-Containers infrastructure named Contopia (Container Utopia).The digital shipping company would use the disruptive Israeli IoT technology for end to end supply chain visibility.Ahead of the The Contopia Factor competition winner announcement, Loginno is warming up the engines with a surprise reveal of the technological foundation upon which the winning shipping company’s digital infrastructure will be built.In a closed event held in Tel Aviv, Loginno unveiled the 5th generation of its critically acclaimed AGAM device, whose unique installation method as a standard container vent allows every container service depot to install it with no training.While this operational side of Loginno’s patent-protected hardware was already known, founder Amit Aflalo, got into the technical specifics of what he dubs “both the smartest and the most affordable shipping container brain in existence today.”“It is the only wide-area communications device with battery life of 10+ years without recharge, effectively making it a permanent solution for every shipping container, never to be taken off during its entire lifetime of usage,” Aflalo added.last_img read more

Governor General and Tom Jenkins to Launch Their Book Ingenious

first_imgOTTAWA, March 24, 2017  – The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General is pleased to announce that His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Tom Jenkins, Chair and former CEO of OpenText and Chair of the National Research Council, are launching their book Ingenious, published simultaneously in English and French by Signal/McClelland & Stewart (division of Penguin Random House Canada) and Les Éditions La Presse. The event, presented by the Ottawa International Writers Festival, will take place at Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, in Ottawa, on Tuesday, March 28, at 7 p.m.During an on-stage conversation hosted by Catherine Clark, the Governor General and Mr. Jenkins will discuss Ingenious, a book about hundreds of Canadian innovations that have made the world a smarter, smaller, kinder, safer, healthier, wealthier and happier place. The conversation will be followed by a question period and the evening will conclude with a book-signing.On Wednesday, March 29, at 5:30 p.m., a second event will take place at MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, in Toronto. The on-stage conversation and Q & A session will be hosted by Marci Ien, broadcast journalist, Bell Media, and will be followed by a book-signing. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The co-authors have made sure this collection illustrates the range and depth of innovations that Canadians have given to the world. Ingenious categorizes these innovations by the impact they have made on the world, from the light bulb, the propeller, the electric radio and the zipper, to the life jacket, the basketball, peanut butter and Superman.The co-authors are especially grateful to their many collaborators for their contributions to this work: the Canada Science and Technology Museum, Library and Archives Canada, National Research Council Canada, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the National Film Board of Canada and the Canada Foundation for Innovation.All proceeds from Ingenious will be directed to the Rideau Hall Foundation to support activities and programs that inspire Canadian innovation across the country. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

NXNE moves back to YongeDundas in 2018

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Twitter Advertisement READ MORE Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook The North by Northeast festival will have a new look again this year, albeit a new look that’s oddly familiar.After trying to gain a foothold as a ticketed event in the barren Toronto Port Lands for the past two years, NXNE announced Wednesday that it will return to Yonge-Dundas Square – the site of momentous gigs by the likes of the Stooges, the Flaming Lips, the National and St. Vincent during North by Northeasts past – for three days of free shows from June 15-17, transforming a chunk of Yonge St. into a festival village with comedy shows and more.Heading into its 24th year in 2018, the festival – the full program of which will run from June 8-17 – also promises to offer an expansion of its club-based “Curator Series” that saw local musical luminaries like Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning, Billy Talent’s Ian D’Sa and July Talk’s Leah Fay programming lineups for venues.last_img read more