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Monday, March 22, 2021 

Kongsberg Digital has announced that Dorian LPG (DK) ApS, a subsidiary of Dorian LPG, which is a leading owner and operator of modern Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGCs), has contracted to install Vessel Insight to its entire fleet of 22 LPG carriers.

By installing Vessel Insight, Dorian is consolidating collection of all critical data from its vessels into one common infrastructure. The agreement is expected to commence operation in the upcoming months.

With Vessel Insight, Dorian plans to collect all critical data from its entire VLGC fleet, in order to gain insight into signals coming from the fleet’s assets and enable realisation of data-driven operations. The Vessel Insight data infrastructure solution is based on open principles and allows owners and operators to partner with software providers of their choosing.

Dorian’s initial plan is to monitor and predict consumption and emissions data to plan for IMO 2023 regulations, which will require vessels to combine technical and operational approaches in order to reduce their carbon emissions. Dorian also seeks to benchmark the performance between vessel types in their fleet.

Andreas Jagtøyen, EVP Digital Ocean, Kongsberg Digital, said: “Since going public in 2013, Dorian LPG has been a forerunner in adopting the latest technologies within the maritime industry, and we are very happy to continue that trend by delivering Vessel Insight to their fleet. This contract emphasizes the untapped potential and value of collecting data to analyse, predict and improve processes for vessels and fleets, especially given the current situation within the maritime industry, where gaining a competitive edge and decarbonising while meeting new regulations is key to survival and success. Vessel Insight will ensure that Dorian is properly equipped to meet their goals.”

The exponential growth in data currently being made available amplifies the opportunity for vessel owners to be more insight-led in their decision making. But according to Kongsberg, many struggle to realise tangible and measurable value from data, making the data capture and aggregation provided by Vessel Insight powerful tools for success. Having access to data and the expertise in deriving meaningful insights from it is key, especially now that the maritime industry is witnessing a shift towards more energy-efficient vessels led by constantly stricter IMO regulations.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Kongsberg Digital on this important initiative. In surveying the market, we felt that Kongsberg Digital had developed a great product that meets our needs and should begin to deliver results promptly,” said John C Lycouris, CEO, Dorian LPG (USA).

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