Rolls-Royce will therefore receive sales and service rights for existing and future products released by Sea Machines.
According to Denise Kurtulus, Vice President Global Marine at Rolls-Royce Power Systems, the company plans to deliver customers complete solutions from bridge to propeller, evolving from a propulsion supplier to a sustainable solutions provider. Sea Machines adds that autonomous systems increase productivity, by reducing stress for the ship’s crew.
Sea Machines is about to kick off a one-of-a-kind marine journey at the end of this month, by sending its SM300 autonomous self-piloting system into the world’s first 1,000-nautical mile autonomous voyage. It will happen via the Nellie Bly, a vessel built by Damen Shipyards, which will be equipped with the SM300 system.
Nellie Bly’s voyage will begin on September 30th in Hamburg, Germany and the ship will visit over a dozen ports, advertising and demonstrating the capabilities of the self-piloting system. The SM300 will be at the helm of the ship, while a remote team will monitor the vessel all the way from a shoreside station in Boston, Massachusetts.
The SM300 features computer vision, obstacle detection, collision avoidance, and you can integrate the system with your vessel’s onboard equipment such as GPS, radar, AIS ENC charts, specialized cameras, and others.