The collaboration aspires to widen the value offering to vessel operators, improve return on investment in digital solutions and increase the adoption of secure connectivity.
According to the MoU, MAN Energy Solutions will analyze 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 would enable MAN Energy Solutions to use advanced services such as PrimeServ Assist, its remote monitoring and optimization package.
The collaboration also targets to solve a key challenge for the adoption of digital solutions. This is the high cost of capturing quality data from the ships, which leaves vessel owners and operators with an unattractive ROI on their digital investments. This could boost the maritime transformation, where new technology and digital solutions enable a move towards smarter, more efficient, safer and greener operations.
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
believes Hege Skryseth, President of Kongsberg Digital and EVP of Kongsberg.