DNVGL and Wärtsilä Sign MoU To Spearhead Digital Transformation

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  • Wärtsilä and DNV GL have signed an MoU for digital transformation developments.
  • They plan to take immediate steps and transformative impact on operations and existing business models.
  • The focus areas are autonomous ships, advanced remote services, new bridge technologies, and data sharing.
  • It also plans to improve collecting, compiling, processing, analyzing, and distributing data digitally.

Wärtsilä and DNV GL have signed an MoU to work together to spearhead the marine industry’s ongoing digital transformation, says a press release published on the company’s website.

Exploring digital transformation

The companies are keen to explore the potential use of digital technologies, collaborative data sharing, and standardization to enhance existing products and services and to develop new ones. The agreement was signed by Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine and Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO, DNV GL – Maritime.

Focus on bigdata

Among the focus areas will be collaboration on digital technologies and big data in classification and the requirements for their use. The project will examine the application of these technologies in areas such as autonomous ships, advanced remote services, new bridge technologies, and data sharing. Cybersecurity will be another natural area of cooperation.

The marine industry stands to benefit enormously from our rapidly expanding and unprecedented capabilities in collecting, compiling, processing, analyzing, and distributing data digitally. Wärtsilä is committed to leading this digital transformation that will undoubtedly lead to greater efficiencies, better safety, and sustainability. We look forward to working with DNV GL to accelerate this transformation, said Roger Holm.

Committed to digitalization

At DNV GL, we are committed to using digitalization to help our customers extract the maximum value from their data, said Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO, DNV GL – Maritime. Working together with Wärtsilä, we can identify and minimize the barriers to data sharing, provide innovative class and assurance services, and find ways to capitalize on the new possibilities this opens up for shipping. Enabling greater sharing requires building trust, and DNV GL has worked to enable this, for example with our independent platform Veracity which provides seamless sharing, while ensuring the quality of data and algorithms our customers rely on.

Standardization and regulatory measures

Andrea Morgante, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Wärtsilä Marine said, This important collaboration between a marine industry technology leader and the world’s leading classification society will help to standardize and shape the regulatory environment, and will also enable the innovations needed for the sector to achieve the decarbonization goals set out by the IMO. The IMO’s target is to cut absolute greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent from 2008 levels by the year 2050.

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Source: DNVGL

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