As computer science researchers at Liacs, we are always looking for ways to apply our knowledge and skills to real-world problems. That’s why we were excited to have the opportunity to visit the Sleipnir vessel in the Rotterdam harbour as part of our XAIPre project.

The Sleipnir is the world’s largest submergeable crane vessel, and it was a truly impressive sight to behold. We were given a tour of the vessel’s engine room, pump rooms, control room, helipad, crane systems, and most importantly, the thrusters. 

Each of these systems was carefully designed and engineered to perform a specific function, and it was fascinating to see how they all worked together to allow the Sleipnir to operate at the highest level.

The thrusters on the Sleipnir are the largest retractable thrusters in the world, standing at a towering 6 meters tall.

It was truly awe-inspiring to see these massive thrusters in the vessel, and we are very excited to develop and perform predictive maintenance on them as part of our XAIPre project.

Overall, our visit to the Sleipnir was a great opportunity for us to see firsthand how the principles of computer science and engineering can be applied to solve real-world problems. It was a truly memorable experience and one that we will never forget.