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Marine solution: Highly reliable and available Ship Management System


Value proposition

Main drivers:
  • The objective of lowering operational costs including reduction of crew on more sophisticated ships leads to global control and monitoring on board for optimised servicing of fleets,
  • Requested reduction of carbon emission requires better management of the energy chain from providers to consumers


Solution in brief:

  • The highly available solution controls and supervises the main systems of the ship by providing: alarm management, power management, auxiliaries and fluid management as main engine cooling, lubrication circuit, ballast, bilge, compressed air, fuel & oil, fire fighting pumps, fresh water.
  • Supervision, control and optimisation of the generators (Load Sharing)
  • Supervision of Main Engines, including exhaustive alarms and diagnostics

Value proposition:

  • Thanks to a secured architecture, full supervision and control of main systems at several locations in the ship, ensures completely reliable ship management by efficient crew
  • For higher availability and fast response time, the dedicated compact and hardened PLC achieves an efficient and optimised Power Management System (PMS) for generators that allows 20% energy saving.
  • Redundant SCADA servers and PLCs for 100% availability at first fault.



Main characteristics

  • Supervision is carried out at bridge level by a Scada system based on redundant PC Vue 8.0 and in various cabins by 6 Magelis Touch panels with Vijeo designer human machine interface
  • A high availability architecture communication network is implemented by 2 servers in hot stand by, supported by an Ethernet ring with redundancy management, and optical fibre (Modbus RS485 with relevant bridge to Modbus TCP/IP when required)
  • Local acquisition is implemented by 12 remote I/O stb Advantys ie approx 1500 I/O, control part by main PLC Modicon Quantum or Premium in hot standby, and power management by dedicated PLC Modicon Premium or M340.

Solution breakdown

Main products & systems: