MAN signs with Kongsberg to improve engine data access

Kongsberg and MAN Energy Solutions have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding under which the firms will explore potential areas of collaboration in data infrastructure.

Under the MoU, MAN Energy Solutions will investigate the potential to apply Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight system to collect and transmit data for use with MAN’s own digital platform, MAN CEON.

A successful trial would allow MAN to link analytics services, such as its remote monitoring and optimisation package PrimeServ Assist, with the wider digital infrastructure operated by Kongsberg.

“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,” said Hege Skryseth, President of Kongsberg Digital and EVP of Kongsberg.

“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.”

Per Hansson, Head of Digital and Strategy at MAN Energy Solutions, also added: “Through this co-operation, we aim to securely onboard our customers faster to provide our new digital services, advanced analytics and support – areas where we can provide unique benefits to their business.”

“As an additional benefit, I also expect faster development of our core functionality, supported by a stronger focus and customer interaction.”

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