Dorian LPG (DK) ApS to install Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight on LPG Carrier fleet

Source: press release, 22 March 2021

Dorian LPG (DK) ApS will install Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight on its fleet of very large gas carriers
Dorian LPG (DK) ApS will install Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight on its fleet of very large gas carriers (photo: Dorian LPG (DK) ApS)

Kongsberg Digital has announced that Dorian LPG (DK) ApS, a subsidiary of Dorian LPG Ltd. (Dorian), which is a leading owner and operator of modern VLGCs, has contracted to install Vessel Insight to its entire fleet of 22 LPG carriers. By installing Vessel Insight, Dorian is consolidating collection of all critical data from its vessels into one common infrastructure. The agreement is expected to commence operation in the upcoming months.

With the installation of Vessel Insight, Dorian plans to collect all critical data from its entire VLGC (Very Large Gas Carrier) fleet. The purpose is to gain insight into signals coming from the fleet’s assets and enable realisation of data-driven operations. The Vessel Insight data infrastructure solution is based on open principles and allows owners and operators to partner with software providers of their choosing.

Data-driven approach to reducing carbon footprint
Dorian’s initial plan is to monitor and predict consumption and emissions data to plan for IMO 2023 regulations, which will require vessels to combine technical and operational approaches in order to reduce their carbon emissions. Dorian also seeks to benchmark the performance between vessel types in their fleet.

“Since going public in 2013, Dorian LPG Ltd. has been a forerunner in adopting the latest technologies within the maritime industry, and we are very happy to continue that trend by delivering Vessel Insight to their fleet. This contract emphasises the untapped potential and value of collecting data to analyse, predict and improve processes for vessels and fleets, especially given the current situation within the maritime industry, where gaining a competitive edge and decarbonising while meeting new regulations is key to survival and success. Vessel Insight will ensure that Dorian is properly equipped to meet their goals,” says Andreas Jagtøyen, Executive Vice President Digital Ocean, Kongsberg Digital.

The exponential growth in data currently being made available amplifies the opportunity for vessel owners to be more insight-led in their decision making. However, many struggle to realise tangible and measurable value from data, making the data capture and aggregation provided by Vessel Insight powerful tools for success. Having access to data and the expertise in deriving meaningful insights from it is key, especially now that the maritime industry is witnessing a shift towards more energy-efficient vessels led by constantly stricter IMO regulations.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Kongsberg Digital on this important initiative. In surveying the market, we felt that Kongsberg Digital had developed a great product that meets our needs and should begin to deliver results promptly,” says John C. Lycouris, CEO, Dorian LPG (USA) LLC.

The contract between Kongsberg Digital and Dorian LPG (DK) ApS was signed on 4 March 2021, and Vessel Insight is expected to be installed on all 22 vessels in the upcoming months.