Hyundai Global Service (HGS), the service provider subsidiary of shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), has agreed a strategic partnership with satellite antenna manufacturer Intellian, which will see the companies cooperate on the further development of HGS’ ‘Integrated Smart Ship’ (ISS) vessel digital ecosystem.
The ISS system incorporates a range of digital technologies for vessel and fleet management, with an integrated data analysis platform to optimise operations and reduce fuel consumption.
HGS sees satellite communications as a fundamental element of the ISS system, and as such is partnering with Intellian to provide the technologies required to enable transmission of large amounts of vessel data to shore. Intellian will also provide full life-cycle support to the vessels under HGS management as part of the deal, from monitoring and maintenance to general services.
As a result of this new collaboration Intellian VSAT antennas will be provided to all existing and new HHI ships as part of its standard package, with both companies pledging to support the marketing of the ISS and satellite communications system to maritime markets.
“With the integration of Intellian’s satellite communications antenna technology and our differentiated ISS digital ship management system, we are well positioned to initiate a paradigm-shift in how ships are operated and the value that shipping companies can achieve from previously unobtainable efficiencies,” said Kwang Heon An, CEO of Hyundai Global Service.
Both companies have also agreed to co-develop new smart antennas with the aim of improving the ISS system further in the future, in response to evolving customer requirements.