Ravenna, Italy (PortSEurope) July 4, 2019 – Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Centro-Settentrionale (AdSP – Centre-North Adriatic Port Authority) is to work with the local CNT Technologies on the Open Digital Twin Port project to develop of a “digital twin” of Ravenna port.
The Open Digital Twin Port initiative will allow the creation, on a rich data base, of a digital replica of the port, on which many activities, including dredging and maintenance, can be simulated and planned, and potential measures can be assessed, guaranteeing that the activities themselves are carried out in a more coordinated, safe and faster way, and can also be used to simulate and test the efficiency of port activities, measuring, for example, the consequences that these would have extreme weather conditions or natural disasters.
The “Digital Twin” will also prepares the port for the future use of autonomously guided naval units, the MASS (Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship), allowing optimisation of navigation routes, dock and manoeuvring inside the port without being forced to explore the surrounding environment with its sensors every time.
The first phase of the project targets the creation of a “twin” of the first portion of Ravenna port by September 2019, before being able to apply, twith private partners and other European ports to obtain the necessary funding for the virtual reproduction of the entire port infrastructure. – Rotterdam is engaged in a similar project.
Source: Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Centro-Settentrionale
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