Siport21, together with Gasnam, Basque Maritime Forum, Cotenaval, and Murueta Shipping Company, will develop a simulator of ship configuration related to economic and environmental efficiency (ECOBUQ). This project has been presented by Gasnam, as an Innovative Business Group, to a research program from the Spanish Department of Trade and Industry.
The aim of this project is to develop a simulator that allows determining the financial and environmental return for different types of ships based on the measures undertaken for decarbonization.
With 10 months of estimated timing, the simulator will analyse the transformation needed for the use the ecological fuels, considering the implementation of different alternatives for improving energy efficiency. As a result, the software will allow specifying the financial and environmental return in a global index.
This software will be a helpful tool for shipping companies and port authorities. It will allow predicting the emission levels evolution, aligned with the requirements of IMO and EU.
ECOBUQ adds to the R&D projects of the company, one of the principal keys of their Strategic Plan. AIRIS II-Synchro is one of the outstanding projects. Led by the Port Authority of Seville, the project focuses on the synchronisation between maritime and land transport, monitoring the navigation conditions, and controlling the operations in the docks.
SiBunker software is also paramount. This software will be based on operation procedures for bunkering of LNG and availability indicators according to the selected mode: STS, TTS, or PTS. Siport21 it is part of the project consortium, together with Gasnam, Naturgy, Cotenaval, and ESK.
More than 20 years’ experience, Siport21 is a maritime and port engineering consultancy company focused on ship manoeuvring and ship behaviour. Their facilities include a Real-Time Ship Manoeuvre Simulation Center approved by DNV as the only Maritime Training Provider in Spain.
Until now, they have carried out more than 1.300 projects in 53 countries. Also, they have trained 1.700 seafarers from international shipping companies intheir Simulation Center.
From their innovation business line, they have developed several software packages related to Safeport© concept and they are involved in the design of new products and services according to Industry 4.0.