2012-12-19 - Amarcon, a member of the ABB group, today announced that it has received an OCTOPUS-Onboard order for the new build Dockwise Vanguard. This vessel is the largest and most advanced heavy lift vessel ever built. The vessel was launched in November 2012 and is currently undergoing her sea trials.
This recent appointment is the seventeenth order from Dockwise for an OCTOPUS-Onboard installation. “For Amarcon, it is exciting to deliver our decision support software to a vessel of this magnitude, that can carry anything from a ship or drilling rig, up to an entire Floating Production Storage and Offloading unit,” said Leon Adegeest, founder and General Manager of Amarcon.
Amarcon, a fully owned subsidiary of ABB, provides monitoring and forecasting software solutions for performance and availability optimization of sea-going vessels, and is the leader in vessel motion prediction solutions. OCTOPUS-Onboard is installed on nearly 200 vessels. ABB acquired Amarcon in August 2012 in order to strengthen its long-term growth strategy in vessel information and control systems. Amarcon and ABB offer the widest portfolio of marine advisory and optimization systems to the maritime market.