“Cassandra”, a solution for vessels that utilizes AI, acquired ClassNK's Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions certification

  • Business
  • Marine Vessel Equipment

Nabtesco Corporation (HQ: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Kazumasa Kimura) is pleased to announce that "Cassandra", a solution for vessels that utilizes AI of Deep Sea Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary acquired certification of Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions targeting the innovative technologies by ClassNK (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai).

This certification is provided by ClassNK, a third party organization, for products and solutions with innovative functions. "Cassandra" combines vessel performance-data with state-of-the-art AI techniques to enable vessel conditions to be visualized and monitored in real time. It is designed to be able to monitor fuel-consumption, CO2 emissions, and ship and engine conditions from shore by operating on a cloud platform. In addition, AI Machine-Learning can be used to precisely analyze the impact of fouling on fuel-consumption, contributing to better vessel performances.

Nabtesco will continue to seek innovative solutions for autonomous vessel operation and fuel-saving through the use of “Cassandra” to accurately assess vessel conditions, the Optimal Operation Support Services “Pythia” using numerical modeling techniques based on AI, and the main engine control system of our marine equipment business.




■About Nabtesco https://www.nabtesco.com/en/

Nabtesco was established through the integration of Teijin Seiki Co., Ltd. and NABCO Ltd. in 2003. Based on its unique motion control technology, Nabtesco manufactures components for machines to support the automation of production facilities and to provide safety, comfort and a sense of security for land, sea and air transportation.

Nabtesco started the marine vessel equipment business in 1950 and now has a market share of about 50% in Japan and about 40% in the world for marine vessel engine remote control systems, which represent its core product in the business. The company also offers control equipment for auxiliary propulsion systems, electronic governor systems, and electronically controlled hydraulic valves for use in electronically controlled engines. It has marine vessel equipment production bases in the city of Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, the city of Busan in South Korea and the city of Shanghai in China and also has service bases for the equipment in Singapore and the Netherlands.