MAN and Kongsberg collaborate on data
MAN Energy Solutions and technology group, Kongsberg, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore the potential for collaboration on a common data infrastructure for the maritime sector.
Under the MoU, MAN Energy Solutions will investigate the possibility of using Kongsberg Digital’s data-infrastructure solution, Vessel Insight, to collect and transmit data using its own digital platform, MAN CEON. A successful trial would allow MAN Energy Solutions to use advanced services such as PrimeServ Assist to better serve customers.
Hege Skryseth, president of Kongsberg Digital and executive vice-president 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,” she added.
The collaboration aims to solve a key challenge for the broader adoption of digital solutions, namely the high cost of capturing quality data, which leaves vessel owners and operators with an unattractive return on their digital investments.
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. As an additional benefit, I also expect faster development of our core functionality, supported by a stronger focus and customer interaction.”
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