Virtual Sea Trial

Virtual Commissioning in Shipbuilding

Although commissioning is a crucial part of the ship-build process, it occurs late in development and is prone to delays. As modern ship designs become more complex due to stricter energy-efficiency requirements and higher levels of autonomy, there is an increased need for early simulation-aided testing. The Virtual Sea Trial project aims to create a shared, distributed test environment for simulated system integration testing.

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Virtual Commissioning in Shipbuilding

Watch as the pieces come together! We are creating a shared virtual test environments for ship design and commissioning, allowing you to perform onboard system integration tests years  earlier in the shipbuilding process.

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Commissioning Interfaces

Extended reality (XR) connects the physical world with digital ones. XR has the power to revolutionize how future shipbuilding and commissioning is performed.

Agile Project and Business Models

Embracing virtual commissioning requires a shift in our working methods. Agile project and business models are created to replace the outdated waterfall models of testing. Join us as we explore the dynamic landscape of virtual commissioning and the transformative potential of agile methodologies.”

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AI-Enhanced Interfaces

AI-powered solution can boosts productivity by streamlining workflows, making engineering data searchable, and used to initialize simulations.

Greeting From Our Partners

Simulation-aided testing methods can produce significant savings during the commissioning of the ship systems. However, there are still technology development needs and testing performance bottlenecks in many areas, including simulation model creation, coordinated multi-systems simulation, usability of the testing simulators, and setting up the different testing environments. The Virtual Sea Trial project has a great consortium to solve these problems. Through the results of the project we at Semantum expect to see growing simulation business in the marine sector.

Tommi Karhela

Chairman of the Board, Semantum Oy

Valmet Automation expects to reach more automated testing with Digital Twin(s) that can be connected to simulate actual process / machinery.
This will increase automation quality and make faster start-up. Future vision is to use more widely Digital Twins as a part of automated mills.

Mika Karaila

Research Director, Valmet Automation Oy

Steerprop’s azimuth propulsions are designed for easy installation, ensuring swift implementation. We look forward to contributing to the creation of new methodologies aimed at optimizing the time required for sea trials. By addressing critical aspects of maritime testing beforehand, our aim is to reduce the time required for propulsion testing during sea trials while maintaining unparalleled quality.

Anu Peippo

Offshore Segment Director, Steerprop Oy

The challenging goal in Virtual Sea Trial project is to research and develop virtual testing and commissioning technologies. World class participants are working together generating new knowledge and innovations and increase their competitiveness in global market and reduce CO2 emissions in shipbuilding. This support our mission to make shipping industry more competitive and carbon neutral.

Markku Jokela

Head of Decarbonization Maritime and Ports, Business Finland

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