Kongsberg and MAN Energy Solutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the purpose of exploring the potential for collaboration on a common data infrastructure for the maritime sector.
Under the agreement, MAN Energy Solutions will investigate the possibility of using Kongsberg Digital’s data-infrastructure solution – Vessel Insight – to securely collect and transmit data using MAN Energy Solution’s digital platform, MAN CEON.
A successful trial of the vessel-to-cloud data infrastructure would allow MAN Energy Solutions to use advanced services such as PrimeServ Assist, its remote monitoring and optimization package, to better serve customers.
“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,” says Hege Skryseth, president of Kongsberg Digital.
“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.”