With a growing number of vessels already being equipped with sensors and cameras their systems transmit large volumes of data. The data can now be used to increase not only the ships’ efficiency, performance and safety but also to optimise the entire transport chain of which the vessel is a part of.
Oskar argues that all these factors must be evaluated together to avoid silos of thinking to get the best results. In the future, we must not think of a ship as a number of separate processes or systems, but as a whole where all aspects affect the other.
Topics covered in this interview include:
SVP Concepts & Innovation, Digital & Systems, Rolls-Royce Marine, Rolls-Royce
Oskar Levander joined Rolls-Royce in 2012 as VP Innovation, Engineering&Technology, Marine. Before this, he has worked most of his career in Wärtsilä where he held various roles, such as Director, Concept Design, Marine Lifecycle Solutions. He graduated with honours from Helsinki University of Technology in 2000, with an MSc in Naval Architecture.
Oskar has been working mostly with the development of new ship designs, machinery and propulsion concepts for various ship types and emerging marine technologies. He has been deeply involved in the development of more energy efficient ships and he has been an active force in promoting the marine use of LNG. He is also driving the development of ship intelligence and the introduction of remote controlled unmanned ships. In 2011 he was included in “Lloyd’s List 2011 One Hundred Most Influential People in the Shipping Industry”.