Ronny TomrenRonny Tomren serves as the vice president of remote and digital at Vard Electro and has more than 30 years of experience in the marine industry. He began his career in electronic and embedded system design and subsequently transitioned to the development of integrated automation systems, condition monitoring and remote control of marine systems. For the last 10 years he has been focusing on remote and autonomous product solutions.
Highly automated and remote-controlled vessels from an integrator's perspective
Highly automated and remote-controlled vessels have been making news in academia and research, but almost unnoticed made it into commercial application. This resonates in every single aspect of building a ship, from design to delivery. Remote control constitutes a step-change in complexity over mere remote monitoring as it puts up a new set of requirements regarding availability, resilience, safety and security for virtually every system on board. This redefines shipbuilders towards a active role taking ownership of the technological, regulatory and commercial roadmap alongside its customer. This presentation will share insights from projects on how this could work.