We are seeking novel approaches to replace traditional data transmission cables on board our ships with wireless transmission of signals from sensors for non-critical systems.
The companies comprising the Swedish-based Stena Sphere represent one of the largest private shipping groups in the world. We are seeking solutions that can be applied to cargo and passenger ships that travel in all of the world’s oceans.
Historically, our ships use heavy cables to transmit data for non-critical systems like Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. These cables add 2-5% to the dead weight of ships, increasing fuel consumption. We would like to reduce this by 50% by eliminating the need for cables for non-critical systems
We are seeking an experienced system provider for monitoring and automation to run a pilot project for non-critical systems, with the capability of rolling out to new ships currently under design.
We would like to reapply proven technologies like wireless transmission of signals via a smart grid. However, suggested approaches must be suitable for use in the marine environment. Key concerns include:
We are looking for concise, non-confidential proposals. The proposal should describe the technical approach and should ideally include information on the technological readiness of the proposal, any proof of concept data, reference to any peer reviewed publications, and potential route to commercialization.