MAN Energy Solutions, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and HSD Engine (HSD) have signed a strategic agreement to cooperate in the field of marine engine systems digitization.
Under the deal, signed on July 11 in Copenhagen, the parties aim to define a framework for a future long-term strategic digital cooperation.
“MAN Energy Solutions is determined to drive the digital transition of the marine industry,” Brian Østergaard Sørensen, Head of R&D 2-Stroke Business at MAN Energy Solutions, said.
“We strongly believe that this transition can best be achieved through cooperation and collaboration including customers and providers across the industry. The agreement at hand is a step in this direction and brings together market leading expertise in the fields of shipbuilding and engine design, manufacturing and operation to explore options for a joint digital development in an important segment of the maritime market.”
The three companies would cooperate in areas such as the digitalization of marine engine solution and auxiliary systems data, the collection and analysis of the data and the integration of it with smart ship platforms and intelligent diagnostic solutions.
MAN Energy Solutions has made the digital transition a core element of its corporate strategy and has announced its new digital platform MAN CEON earlier this year. MAN CEON intelligently collects and evaluates operating and sensor data, and enables the real-time monitoring of marine and power-plant engines, turbines and compressors.