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The digital world has grown as an essential element of the maritime industry

Ships is not seen any more as a separate entities but as an integral part of the logistic value. Vessels are becoming seamlessly connected to the shore and operational data are increasingly available and accurate.

Enabling data transfer from vessel to shore, from supplier to yard and from yard to client needs an open connected vessel platform, capable of expanding the yard integrating role in the digital domain.

Context

Currently, the supplier market is over fragmented between the IoT providers, the platform solutions providers and the application enablers, with considerable difficulties for the integrators in dealing with their clients. Such industry fragmentation has led to system fragmentation, where every component has already been conceived with its own communication standard and protocol.

The absence of common standards for data transfer, therefore hinders the further development of a more competitive and effective industry, since it gives rise to considerable difficulties and costs for integrators and clients.

Strategy and
evolution product

Industrie 4.0

Vision

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The Code Kilo project is a Joint Industrial Project which aims at developing this new open standard and an open platform implementing it. These standards will be conceived to enable the connection of vessels to an on shore (cloud) environment which will allow the maritime industry to collect, secure, buffer, transport and pre-process operational data coming from a vessel to the cloud or an on premises data center. Just like other industries and economic fora, the maritime sector will be able to promote an overall standardization of the IoT language and increase its competiveness and efficiency through the cooperation among its players.

Partners

Code Kilo is a Joint Industrial Project promoted by
EuroYards, its members and SEA Europe:

  • Fincantieri
  • Damen
  • Navantia
  • Meyer Werft
  • L├╝rssen
  • Naval Group
  • Chantiers de latlantique
  • Sea Europe
  • With the support of SEASTEMA a FINCATIERI company

The project success will be possible only through the full engagement of the several stakeholders all along the supply chain, which are more than welcomed to play an active role in the design and implementation process.

Concept

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The Code Kilo project is a Joint Industrial Project which aims at developing this new open standard and an open platform implementing it. These standards will be conceived to enable the connection of vessels to an on shore (cloud) environment which will allow the maritime industry to collect, secure, buffer, transport and pre-process operational data coming from a vessel to the cloud or an on premises data center. Just like other industries and economic fora, the maritime sector will be able to promote an overall standardization of the IoT language and increase its competiveness and efficiency through the cooperation among its players.

The open standards will boost the competitiveness by enabling the exchangeability of applications and services and by contributing to define a single and therefore more cost effective solution. Openness and accessibility will promote a sustainable community of shipyards, vessel operators and suppliers with one shared goal.

Goals

The Code Kilo project has therefore the following ambitions:

How we work

The Code Kilo project will be implemented through an agile approach, focused on product development. Therefore, in order to achieve the final aim, Code Kilo is committed to deliver three core products, through three different but integrated and simultaneous processes:

Organization

  • To setup the processes and tools needed to oversee project health and quality.
  • To facilitate the cooperation among partners.
  • To make sure guard rails are in place if issues arise.
  • To setup the processes and tools needed to further develop and maintain the standard and the platform.

Standards

  • To select existing standards and/or technologies for components.
  • To evaluate how to fit existing standards in the platform.
  • To develop missing standards and/or technologies for components, along with connecting elements between components and supporting tools.
  • To understand how the components will interact with each other.

Platform

  • To develop a first version of the platform described by the standards.
  • To make sure that the solution is robust and secure and meets class/industry requirements.
  • To demonstrate the working system on board of one or more sailing vessels connected to the cloud and user application.
Scrum work methodology will support the delivery of these three products through an iterative and incremental way. Each product process will be implemented by a product team lead by a product owner, supported by a scrum master, who will supervise the work flow.

Product processes will be supported by
three transversal groups

The whole Code Kilo project workflow will be coordinated by Stefano Nervi as Project Manager.

Mr. Nervi comes from Seastema S.p.A., a Fincantieri company focused on Automation Systems.

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Stefano Nervi on LinkedIn

Timeframe

Code Kilo will last 12 months, from March 2019 to March 2020. The project aims at demonstrating the feasibility of data transfer standardization in the shipbuilding industry. Therefore, Code Kilo is a JIP demo project, with the ambition to set the basis for future long-term developments.

Future
applications

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All Code Kilo participants will benefit from the shared effort and will still be able to compete as they do now. Joining forces will thus speed up the development through knowledge, expertise and resources sharing. Future applications mainly concern the full ship digitization and automation, including also the opportunity to enhance the design, construction and maintenance process.

At the end of the day, not only companies from the maritime industry, but also companies who are currently not involved in it will be able to build on top of the standards that have been created and build things we could not even imagine.