Keppel condition monitoring service gets DNV approval

DNV has awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Singapore-based Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) for its AssetCare digital asset lifecycle services, used to manage condition monitoring for machinery onboard ships and mobile offshore units.

The AiP validated that the data collection infrastructure used by the system complies with the general principles of DNV’s class notation D-INF, qualifying Keppel O&M as a service supplier. The process also concluded that the services provided can be used to qualify both in-service and newbuild vessels for the new DNV Smart notation, based on the D-INF notation.

The D-INF (Data Collection Infrastructure and Vessel Connectivity) notation sets out the requirements for a complete ship data collection infrastructure, including an onboard data server, a data relay component and remote data server, as well as the connection to shore. This applies to onboard equipment delivered by both the yard and the owner.

“As a world leader in providing sustainable solutions to the offshore, marine and energy industries, we are at the forefront of harnessing technologies to support our customers in meeting their assets’ lifecycle needs,” said Tan Leong Peng, Managing Director (New Builds) Keppel O&M.

“Our AssetCare system will be a key enabler in the digitalisation of assets and processes that can improve efficiency and advance the energy transition in support of Keppel’s Vision 2030. We are delighted to partner with DNV to spearhead digital solutions for greater sustainability.”  

The AiP award follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between DNV and Keppel in April 2020 to collaborate to develop digital transformation projects. The aim of the collaboration is to improve the overall efficiency of the design and construction process, and of asset lifecycle support for projects in the offshore and marine industry.

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