Amarcon provides state-of-the-art solutions to optimise routing and decision support for all types of vessels during weather-sensitive operations. Amarcon is the creator of OCTOPUS, a suite of hardware and software products that form a unique solution for the improvement of safety and efficiency for ships operating at sea. This leads to significant cost reductions for the industry. The OCTOPUS range of products can roughly be divided into OCTOPUS-Onboard, OCTOPUS-Online and OCTOPUS-Office.
OCTOPUS-Performance is the best alternative possible when it comes to reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. This extension within OCTOPUS-Onboard makes it possible to monitor and optimise the fuel consumption as a function speed, heading or trim of the vessel.
OCTOPUS-Performance includes a time-loss indicator which gives an accurate calculation of schedule delays caused by bad weather. Furthermore, an indication of new feasible ETA, to minimise impact on the overall schedule, is given.
OCTOPUS-Onboard also calculates the maximum possible speed the vessel can maintain in the weather and currents it will encounter along its route. The master will be informed about the ETA and possible delay days before arrival. Accurate calculation of schedule delays is based on wind, current and waves.
The fuel-saving RPM advice offers state-of-the-art speed-loss prediction, allowing optimum RPM advice, minimised fuel consumption with dependable ETA and getting the maximum performance out of any vessel.
OCTOPUS-TMS is the perfect cost-efficient solution when it comes to measuring ship motions, velocities and accelerations of vessels with a high degree of accuracy and a large flexibility. OCTOPUS-TMS is used to detect the risk for parametric roll, cargo shift prevention, slamming warning and crane tip monitoring.
With the OCTOPUS weather window, the crew is always informed when the operation can start or should be stopped. This means more days available for operation, better preparation of projects and less risk for damages.
The OCTOPUS-DP functionality gives offshore vessels the possibility to make optimum use of a safe time window for their weather-sensitive operations. Where traditional DP systems try to keep the vessel's position during an offshore operation, OCTOPUS-DP takes it one step further. A forecast is given if the vessel is capable of maintaining her position and heading in changing environmental and weather conditions, hours and days ahead.
Amarcon's heavy weather decision support solution gives you clear advice for safe navigation in heavy weather. This prevents high lashing loads, loss of containers, sloshing, slamming or green water damage.
The hull stress monitoring and fatigue prediction gives crew the possibility to monitor hull stresses and remaining fatigue life in any construction detail. Warnings at high stress levels or fatigue rates are automatically given.
The OCTOPUS system can also be extended with wave monitoring sensors which warn the crew of critical wave conditions.
OCTOPUS-Online allows cargo and ship owners to be constantly informed on the location and status of their property. Frequent reports are sent from the vessel to a central database server, which is accessible from the internet.
OCTOPUS-Office 6 is a hydrodynamic analysis program for the calculation of sea-keeping characteristics and workability of ships and other floating structures, with or without forward speed.
OCTOPUS-Office 6 has an intuitive user interface, which provides the best technical solution for evaluation and interpretation of hydrodynamic calculations. It also improves the efficiency of your engineers.