Enterprise Innovative Development

Enterprise Innovative Development

Development Trends

Innovations Areas of Application

Innovation Implementation Measures

Navigation Safety Systems

Design

Environment

Investments

Personnel

Prospects for the Development


     Development Trends

     FSUE “Rosmorport” is a system forming organization in the port industry which is included in the list of Russian strategic enterprises.

     The enterprise’s innovation activity is an element of the long-term planning system aimed at increasing navigation safety in Russian seaports and on the approaches toward them, the effective use and development of the seaport infrastructure of federal ownership.

     The enterprise carries out innovative activities in the following directions:

  • to increase energy efficiency;

  • to introduce innovative approaches in shipbuilding to use aboard vessels of the FSUE “Rosmorport” icebreaker and auxiliary fleet;

  • to develop and modernize vessel tracking management systems of vessels, aids to navigation;

  • to increase environmental security in seaports;

  • to increase the effectiveness of projecting, new construction, reconstruction, modernization and technical upgrading, operating seaports’ infrastructure facilities, including to improve the legal framework on projecting, construction and operating seaports’ infrastructure facilities;

  • to increase the effectiveness of underwater engineering operations;

  • to increase economic and functional efficiency in the sphere of management and organization of the activity of seaports;

  • to develop interaction with small-sized and medium-sized innovation business enterprises;

  • to increase the innovation of procurement activities (when developing task orders to carry out survey and project works as part of tender documentation, there is a requirement for including a special clause for using innovation solutions and innovation technology in accordance with the list recommended by the Russian Transport Ministry;

  • to increase qualification of personnel geared to the innovation development due to the enterprise’s specifics;

  • to develop interaction with scientific organizations, higher education institutions in order to maintain multilateral educational, scientific and innovation cooperation;

  • to increase the effectiveness of activity planning in order to carry out research works.

 

     Innovations Areas of Application

     Innovation solutions are put in the following production technology and materials, which are used by FSUE “Rosmorport”,

  • when building new VTMS and GMDSS facilities;

  • for servicing vessels of big displacement;

  • when constructing the port fleet of the new generation;     for introducing the e-document flow system in ports;

  • when installing laser ranges;

  • when installing vessel mooring laser systems;

  • for optimizing transport approaches toward seaports through creating logistic centers in the port area to plan the arrival and departure of cargoes;

  • when constructing deep-sea remote controlled vehicles with the operating water depth of up to 1000 meters;

  • for introducing pilotage at the approaches toward seaports from the coast with the use of e-maps;

  • for introducing water treatment and water reuse;

  • when operating the Laguna fiber-optic video control system used for quality control of butt welds and pipes on facilities with the high level of electromagnetic disturbances and underwater utility lines systems;

  • for exercising underwater watch in order to prevent terrorist acts;

  • when using long-range acoustic installations in order to ensure transportation security of water areas;

  • when carrying out construction and installation works;

  • for organizing 4D visual modelling of the construction, reconstruction and modernization of facilities in the transport sector.

     In order to provide pilots of the enterprise with up-to-date information on the depths of seaway canals while piloting vessels, the FSUE “Rosmorport” branches acquired 115 pilot’s packages based on tablet computers, which receive statistical, dynamic, and voyage information and messages related to navigation safety from other vessels and AIS coastal stations, as well as messages conforming to international standards for vessel detection and tracking systems.

     The Kapitan Metsaik and the Kapitan Chechkin icebreakers are equipped with the GLONASS/GPS system to receive differential corrections between 2.5 m and 1 m for the location of vessels.

 

     Innovation Implementation Measures

     Every year FSUE “Rosmorport” takes measures to develop and modernize the existing VTMS and GMDSS facilities in order to ensure the state-of-the-art level of equipment capability and build new facilities.

     The enterprise’s branches perform modernizing aids to navigation. Particularly, metallic buoys are consistently replaced to polyethylene buoys that considerably reduce the enterprise’s costs of operation as buoys of such type do not corrode and do not require coloration. Thus, their service lifetime increases considerably.

     The Murmansk Branch applies the innovation technology of chemical grouting with the use of mineral polymer resin injection to stabilize the foundation and ground to the design density in order to increase seismic stability of the sea terminal.

     In order to improve measures in energy efficiency in 2018 corrections are made to the FSUE “Rosmorport” Energy Efficiency and Energy Effectiveness Program for the Period of 2012-2017. An energy certificate is being renovated. The enterprise takes regular measures to analyze satisfying the requirements of the FSUE “Rosmorport” energy efficiency and energy effectiveness program.

     Under the energy efficiency program, the work has been stepped up to introduce modern systems of lighting in buildings, areas and water areas of ports where FSUE “Rosmorport” carries out its activities.

 

     Navigation Safety Systems

     Efforts are taken to introduce alternative energy sources at GMDSS facilities.

     Aids to navigation are being equipped with light-emitting diode light sources with the power system from renewable energy sources.

     The Arkhangelsk Branch has four packages of the system to ensure power supply of light-optical equipment of coastal solar powered aids to navigation installed on range marks of the seaport of Onega that proved effective even amidst the underlighting environment (the Polar night).

     The Azov Basin Branch put into operation a light-optical energy device to supply power for aids to navigation in the coastal zone. It has been installed on the range mark on the 3rd sweep of the Azov-Don Seaway Canal.

     An organization standard, including a set of events and methods of cost calculation in the course of an energy survey, has been worked out and is being introduced to determine a set of events and cost calculation methods for increasing energy efficiency of heating and energy supply of the enterprise and provide its quality control.

 

     Design

     When choosing directions of vessels design and taking decisions on building facilities of the port infrastructure, FSUE “Rosmorport” relies upon projects, which have been developed based on innovation technology and which take into account the achievements in the construction of analogical types of vessels. The construction and the design of the auxiliary fleet are based on such decisions.

     In particular, when building linear diesel electric icebreakers, a mixed system has been applied instead of the traditional propulsion system. Such decision improves icebreakers’ speed performance and increases propulsions effectiveness.

     In order to develop the design of an ice class mark boat to be used in Arctic seaports and in the Far East, it has been planned to use a power LNG and D.O. facility.

     While building mark boats (Project P1760M), an advanced engineering decision has been taken to use the cooling system of main and auxiliary engines with box coolers (the closed-loop cooling system). The use of such system will allow for considerably improving the boats’ performance parameters during the winter navigation.

 

     Environment

     FSUE “Rosmorport” pays much attention to environmental safety. The enterprise has big experience in the area of dangerous waste disposal and carries out activities to collect shipboard wastes in seaports. For these purposes FSUE “Rosmorport” uses a specialized fleet, comprehensive waste disposal stations, as well as coastal facilities, and other special waste disposal equipment, in order receive and dispose of shipboard waste.

     In order to reduce the level of pollution the enterprise takes measures to connect vessels to coastal power sources.

 

     Investments

     In the framework of implementing measures aimed at making investments in innovative companies of small- and medium-sized businesss, FSUE “Rosmorport” has acquired a stake in JSC “Lenmorniiproject”. The enterprise’s participation in capital of JSC “Lenmorniiproject” allows for introducing advanced technologies in the field of making designs of seaports and their infrastructure, carrying out engineering survey, developing project documentation, introducing the automated management system of the port, including all types of support: software, hardware, information support, organizational and methodical support.

     While developing partnership with entities of small- and medium-sized innovation business, the enterprise also maintains cooperation with a wide list of companies, which dominate in Russia’s innovation business.

 

     Personnel

     In order to develop new innovation approaches and introduce modern technologies the enterprise maintains interaction with higher education institutions, primarily with Rosmorrechflot’s higher education establishments. They maintain cooperation in the following areas:

- joint scientific researches;

- personnel training and retraining.

     FSUE “Rosmorport” also uses innovation technology while forming the information environment with the use of automated methods of business processes and while developing proposals on the involvement of subsidiary companies jointly with scientific and sectoral educational institutions to applying advanced technologies, introducing inventions in the manufacturing process and rendering services.

 

     Prospects for the Development

     Under the 2018 organizational measures plan, FSUE “Rosmorport” is expected to work out standards on using virtual aids to navigation that allow for displaying AIS information on vessel e-devices when calling at seaports, as well as without the physical installation of a navigation buoy. This technology will help timely react to changes of the navigation situation and deploy the vessel information sysrem, including the situations, when there are obstacles along the route of vessels, as well as with the construction of facilities in water areas of seaports. At present, this technology undergoes tests in the seaports of Big Port St Petersburg and Arkhangelsk.

     FSUE “Rosmorport” also considers the possibility to create an unmanned autonomous vessel (with crew members) to use it in the enterprise’s fleet. In 2018 the enterprise is planning to continue the work on further details of this innovation project.

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