WinGD joins technical data standardisation scheme

12 Nov 2017
The Shipdex steering committee meeting at WinGD's headquarters in Winterthur

The Shipdex steering committee meeting at WinGD's headquarters in Winterthur

Winterthur Gas & Diesel has continued its digitalisation drive with membership of the Shipdex programme, which aims to simplify the sharing of technical project data.

Shipdex has introduced a version of the S1000DTM specification for digital data exchange applied in the aerospace and defence industry, and adapted for the marine sector. This simplifies and standardises electronic dissemination of technical data to equipment makers, shipyards and ship owners.

WinGD is committed to making all its technical documentation available to ship builders and operators in a digital form, which complies with the precisely defined and internationally established standards in Shipdex. As part of the project WinGD will convert technical data, including its manuals and spare parts catalogue, into interactive electronic technical publications (IETP).

Rudolf Holtbecker, director of operations, WinGD, said: “Our recently launched X52 diesel engine is our first new engine project in which we employed Shipdex standards for all technical documentation. We will now continue to apply the philosophy to all new engines and convert existing documentation for our complete engine portfolio with an overall target of having the complete portfolio accessible by mid-2020.”

WinGD also sees great potential in training crews in accordance with the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM), the standard for e-learning employed within Shipdex. The maintenance planning functionality offers further benefits to customers.

Marco Vatteroni, technical manager, Shipdex, added: “WinGD’s participation represents a major step towards establishing a comprehensive community of marine equipment suppliers who are all supporting the optimisation of production and asset management in the shipping sector through the potential of digital information exchange.”