MAN Energy Solutions and KONGSBERG Sign MoU For Collaboration On Common Data Infrastructure
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the international technology groups, MAN Energy Solutions, and KONGSBERG. This MoU is about the collaboration to develop an infrastructure for common data for the world maritime sector.
This collaboration will lead to the widening of the value offering to vessel operators, improvement in the returns on investments in the digital solutions and an increase in the adaptation of secure connectivity.
According to the MoU, the MAN Energy Solutions will investigate the chances of making use of the digital infrastructure solutions, Vessel Insight of the Kongsberg in order to collect and transmit data safely by using the digital platform of MAN Energy, MAN CEON.
After a successful trial that MAN Energy Solutions will be able to use its advanced services such as PrimeServ Assist, its remote monitoring, and optimization package, to better serve customers.
Hege Skryseth, President of Kongsberg Digital and EVP of KONGSBERG, said: “The complexity of data capture and transfer drives up the cost of these essentially non-core activities and prevents efficient development of value-adding solutions to the market. Collaboration between vendors in the industrial digital value chain is, therefore, a win-win for vendors, who can focus on digital development within their core competencies, and customers, who will get faster access to better and more cost-efficient solutions.
The collaboration between the industrial software company and the world-leading engine and marine solution provider aims to solve a key challenge for the broader adoption of digital solutions, namely the high cost of capturing quality data from the vessels, which leaves vessel owners and operators with an unattractive ROI on their digital investments. This could help accelerate the maritime transformation, where new technology and digital solutions enable a move towards smarter, more efficient, safer and greener operations.”
Per Hansson, Head of Digital and Strategy at MAN Energy Solutions, said: “Our commitment is to help our customers increase the safety, reliability, and predictability of their individual vessel performance and overall fleet. Through this co-operation, we aim to securely onboard our customers faster to provide our new digital services, advanced analytics, and support – areas where we can provide unique benefits to their business. As an additional benefit, I also expect faster development of our core functionality, supported by a stronger focus and customer interaction.”