Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with MAN Energy Solutions which will see the companies work together on creating a framework for the collaborative development of technologies and systems for the digitisation of marine engines.
“Digital technologies and the business models based on these technologies will transform the maritime industry. Samsung Heavy Industries is an important part of this industry and an important business partner for us. It makes sense to bring our experts together and explore how best to work in sync with our digital value creation chain,” said Brian Østergaard Sørensen, Head of R&D for the 2-Stroke Business at MAN Energy Solutions.
“It is our firm belief that cross industry cooperation is essential to the success of the digital transition, and we continue to take an active role in driving this with our partners.”
The scope of the agreement includes a focus on digitisation and collection of marine engine data, integration between marine engine systems and other ‘smart ship’ platforms for diagnostics, as well as further testing and verification of research and development results.
“We are committed to providing smart ship solutions that are useful to our customers. This agreement with MAN allows us to expand the ecosystem of SHI’s smart ship SVESSEL to further provide practically useful services to ship owners,” said Yong Lae Shim, Vice President of the SHI Ship and Offshore Research Institute.