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Dockwise Vanguard

OCTOPUS-Onboard on the largest and most advanced heavy lift vessel ever built.

Dockwise was founded in 1993 as a merger between Wijsmuller Transport and Dock Express Shipping, making Dockwise the world’s largest and most versatile heavy transport shipping company. The Dockwise Vanguard shall be equipped with OCTOPUS-Onboard for the purpose of motion monitoring, response prediction and heavy-weather decision support during heavy cargo transportations. The vessel shall also be equipped with a three sensor motion measurement set-up. This way multiple critical locations of the vessel, for instance the cargo, can be measured and displayed on the bridge of the vessel.

The OCTOPUS product line is part of ABB’s Automation and Advisory systems which incorporates a full range of automation and advisory solutions specifically for marine applications, based on ABB’s field-proven process automation technologies.

Main data

Vessel name: Dockwise Vanguard
Vessel type: Heavy lift vessel
Owner: Dockwise B.V.
Yard: Hyundai Heavy Industries
Year of delivery: 2012
ABB solutions and scope of supply: - OCTOPUS-Onboard for motion monitoring, response prediction and heavy-weather decision support
- Three sensor motion measurement set-up
Main benefits: - Multiple critical locations of the vessel, for instance the cargo,
can be measured and displayed on the bridge of the vessel

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