Integrated Control System – Multiple systems, one platform
The unit and its modules and solutions are connected, monitored and managed by an
Integrated Control System (ICS). The ICS covers all vital onboard systems – power generation and distribution (K-Power); winch control, condition monitoring, power management, ballast control and alarm monitoring (K-Chief); navigation systems and communication (K-Nav). Data from all subsystems is gathered and made accessible onshore via KONGSBERG’s Information Management System. (Refer to chapter 4 for Kongsberg Maritime’s solutions and products relevant to Seaborne Helideck).
By uniting operations, energy and management of various assets and systems, the ICS provides an integrated solution that leads to greater efficiency, reduced costs and a continual cycle of learning and improvement. Data shared between the unit’s solutions inspires better real-time and long-term decisions, both locally and from the Remote Control Center.
KONGSBERG System Technology yields a distributed and open system design, utilizing a standardized, system-wide communication network. The network facilitates easy integration with other vessel systems and the free flow of information from all sub-systems, with Seaborne Helideck information available on multi-functional workstations. A common user-interface and base technology guarantee a safe, consistent, reliable and efficient operational environment, with different functions applied across the same hardware platforms. Ease of maintenance, simple upgrades and fewer onboard spare parts all equate to reduced overall lifecycle costs.
Modules /solutions/ features
The unit is equipped with a set of base maritime solutions/modules including systems for ballast handling and stability, anchor handling, Helideck monitoring, communication, power generation and distribution. All can be connected to the Remote Control Center for monitoring and management.
Remote Control Center
The unit will be connected to a Remote Control Center which can be set up on any onshore or offshore location, and which will be equipped according to intended operation and regulatory approvals. In its simplest form, it monitors only the most critical onboard system data. If needed, and with the necessary approvals in place, remote control of systems can also be implemented.