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Pioneering Partnership between Bar Technologies and Groke Technologies in Retrofitting WindWings on Mitsubishi’s Pyxis Ocean to Boost Safety and Efficiency at Sea.

BySamantha Jones

Mar 25, 2024
Collaboration between Bar Technologies and Groke to enhance autonomous navigation

Mitsubishi Corporation’s Kamsarmax bulk carrier, Pyxis Ocean, was retrofitted with WindWings wind sails, developed by Bar Technologies and partner Yara Marine Technologies. The sails, standing 37.5m tall, were installed on the 80,962dwt vessel at the Cosco yard in China. However, they partially restrict visibility so the Groke Pro situational awareness system from Groke Technologies in Finland was also installed and approved by DNV.

The UK wind sail developer and Finnish technology company have been working together to improve safety at sea and port operations for ships using WindWings. After several successful voyages monitored by Groke, they plan to continue their collaboration on additional autonomous navigation systems that integrate low carbon propulsion and the latest automation technologies in the maritime industry.

Groke Pro provides images to bridge personnel from various locations on the vessel, using sensor fusion technology to continuously track the ship’s surroundings and combine data from sensors, radar, AIS, and cameras for real-time risk analysis and decision support. This partnership with Groke is crucial for Bar Technologies CEO John Cooper as he emphasizes the importance of innovation and collaboration with industry specialists to overcome operational challenges. Similarly, Groke Technologies CEO Juha Rokka sees this partnership as a way to lead the way in the evolving shipping industry and support higher safety standards and a cleaner future through their technology and expertise.

By Samantha Jones

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