Marorka and SDARI collaborate on smart ship solutions

27 Oct 2017

Performance and energy management specialist Maroka is to work with naval architect Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) towards the development of a smart ship concept.

As part of a recent partnership agreement, the companies will work on a concept that is intended to ‘increase the competitiveness of China's shipbuilding and shipping enterprises’.

The partners will also build integrated optimisation and automation solutions with the aim of saving cost and increasing efficiency and safety onboard all vessel types.

“This partnership will add significant value to the development of more fuel-efficient vessels,” said Hu Jin Tao, president, SDARI. “This will enable our customers to reduce fuel consumption with a very short payback time, improve environmental footprint and optimise fleet performance.”

Juergen Kudritzki, CEO, Marorka, added: “This partnership will open many new doors for Marorka to the Chinese market. Marorka will benefit from the strong design capabilities and marketing network that SDARI has via its long history of designing high-quality vessels for Chinese shipyards.”