Wärtsilä and classification society DNV GL have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together on exploring collaborative data sharing and standardisation in the application of maritime technologies, to support the ongoing digital transformation of the industry.
“The marine industry stands to benefit enormously from our rapidly expanding and unprecedented capabilities in collecting, compiling, processing, analysing, and distributing data digitally,” said Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine.
“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.”
Among the focus areas for the new partnership will be collaboration on digital technologies and Big Data in classification and the requirements for their use.
This project will examine the application of these technologies in areas such as autonomous ships, advanced remote services, new bridge technologies, and data sharing. Cyber security will be another natural area of cooperation, the partners said.
“At DNV GL, we are committed to using digitalisation 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 minimise the barriers to data sharing, provide innovative class and assurance services, and find ways to capitalise 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.”