• Jakob Buus Petersen

VPS member of ECOPRODIGI, an Interreg Baltic Sea Region project: VPS focus will be on digitalization


ECOPRODIGI project enhancing maritime industry digitalisation in the Baltic Sea Region

Vessel Performance Solutions Aps is together with Aalborg University and The Ship owner J. Lauritzen responsible for developing improved performance management support in ECOPRODIGI in an ambitious project collaboration.

Vessel Performance Solutions Aps has received EU-funding to take part in an ambitious project focused on increasing eco-efficiency in the Baltic Sea region maritime sector through digital solutions. ECOPRODIGI* project kick-starts a unique collaboration between research organisations and the industry end-users to create and pilot digital solutions increasing eco-efficiency throughout the vessel life cycle. Ultimately, ECOPRODIGI supports Baltic Sea region in becoming a front-runner in maritime industry digitalisation and clean shipping.

ECOPRODIGI focuses in creating and piloting digital solutions for vessel performance monitoring, cargo stowage optimization as well as shipyard process optimization. In addition to the digital solutions ECOPRODIGI will produce, for example, a roadmap for maritime sector digitalization, and policy recommendations to authorities. Also, the project will design and pilot training programmes for shipyard ecosystems and organize public events for deepening the networks within the maritime sector.The role of Vessel Performance Solutions in the ECOPRODIGI project is in co-operation with the Ship owner J. Lauritzen and Aalborg University to improve the office-vessel interaction in doing performance optimization on-board as well as an increased utilization of access to new data sources through big data with the objective to derive more consistent and higher resolution decision support.

The project will through the collaboration with ECOPRODIGI Partners research on and investigate the complex challenge of engaging office as well as vessel crews in a combined effort to optimize the operational performance of vessels. The outcome of the research results will be implemented in our solution to the benefit of not only our project partner J. Lauritzen but also our other clients of which many are trading in the Baltic region.” states Jakob Buus Petersen.

ECOPRODIGI project has received more than €3 million from the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme. With partners’ own contributions the overall budget of the project is €4.2 million. The project is led by the University of Turku, Finland, and the duration of the project is three years. Project’s results, news and open events are communicated at www.ecoprodigi.eu and on Twitter, @ECOPRODIGI_BSR.

For more information:

www.ecoprodigi.eu

Jakob Buus Petersen +45 23286166

jbp@vpsolutions.dk

*Full name of the project: “Eco-efficiency to maritime industry processes in the Baltic Sea Region through digitalization”, ECOPRODIGI