In Bulgaria, the Harbour Safety – Varna Port Pilot aims to improve ship navigation safety during unfavorable weather conditions. The Technical University of Varna (TUV) will develop a Digital Twin of Varna Bay, Varna Lake, and the navigation channels that connect them, which will be integrated with the other Iliad Digital Twins following the System-of-Systems approach. The Varna Port Pilot will be developed jointly by the TUV and the end-users at Varna Port and the partner Traffic Contol Tower – Varna, Bulgarian Port Infrastructure Company, which is the principal of Varna Port.
The enhanced TUV’s Digital Twin environment will integrate:
The pilot will demonstrate the benefits of Iliad DTO advancements to reduce the time when the Varna Port and shipping channels to Varna Lake remain closed due to unfavourable weather conditions.