MAN Energy Solutions, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), and HSD Engine (HSD) have signed a strategic agreement to cooperate in the field of marine engine systems digitization.
The companies say they aim to define a framework for a future long-term strategic digital cooperation.
“We are determined to drive the digital transition of the marine industry,” explains Brian Østergaard Sørensen, head of R&D 2-Stroke Business at MAN Energy Solutions.
“We believe that this transition can best be achieved through cooperation and collaboration – including customers and providers across the industry.
“This agreement brings together market leading expertise in the fields of shipbuilding and engine design, manufacturing and operation to explore options for a joint digital development in an important segment of the maritime market.”
Meanwhile, DSME says it is conducting R&D activities to combine digital technology to various fields in shipbuilding – including collaboration with marine engine makers.
“Through this strategic cooperation agreement, HSD will share our own service experiences to DSME and MAN Energy Solution,” says D.W. Park, head of design at HSD.
“We will also continue our role as a pioneer engine manufacturer in the field of smart ship in order to serve our customers a real-time monitoring service with remote supports through the advanced engine diagnosis technology and it will consequently give us safer and more economical engine operation accordingly.”
The three companies aim to cooperate in areas such as the digitalization of marine engine solution and auxiliary systems data, the collection and analysis of the data and the integration of it with smart ship platforms and intelligent diagnostic solutions.