Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has won “The most efficient ship solution” Award at International Green Shipping & Maritime Technology Summit held November 28-29, 2017 in Athens, Greece.
The awarded solution is a full EcoStruxure offer – Schneider Electric’s IoT-enabled digital architecture, organised around three core layers of technology: Connected Products, Edge Control, Analytics and Services, implemented in cruise ships and ferries.
The solution consisted of:
- Connected Products: Connected breaker solution
- Edge Control: Power Monitoring Expert open software architecture integrated with a third-party SCADA energy management and automation system
- Apps, Analytics and Services: EcoStruxure Asset Advisor services that deliver predictive analytics to address issues inside electrical distribution equipment to mitigate the risk of electrical failure and optimise maintenance.
“Maintenance plays a key role in securing ship processes” declared René Andersen, Marine Sales & Marketing Manager Schneider Electric. “Twenty-two percent of fires are due to electrical equipment failure, 17% are due to poorly performed services, and 77% can be avoided with regular maintenance.
“New digital architecture and platform technology like EcoStruxure, now allows ship owners to rely on optimised Condition-Based Maintenance that reduces downtime and repair costs, and optimised maintenance cycles that offer Class Societies compliance at minimised cost.”
With more than 90 years of experience in the marine industry and a strong presence in major shipbuilding countries, for the naval, merchant marine and offshore markets, Schneider Electric offers a complete portfolio of energy management solutions, from electrical distribution, machinery protection and control, to vessel automation systems and electrical secured power, including shore power connection.
Schneider Electric recently completed the implementation of shore power connection for the Holland America Cruise Ship Veendam at the new Alexandra Cruise Terminal in Old Montreal. The solution is estimated to eliminate upwards of 2,800 tonnes of greenhouse gases annually.
The International Green Shipping and Technology Summit hosted by Global Industrial Events Summit mainly covers shipping, shipbuilding, and green maritime technology topics to decrease pollution at sea and increase the efficiency of vessels as the EU2020 target. The Summit gathered 200 key marine experts and companies around the globe which have a big influence in the industry.