Chinese shipping group COSCO SHIPPING, Korean shipbuilder SHI and technology vendor Kongsberg Digital have all had their ship data collection and management processes certified by DNV, based on the class society’s newly published D-INF (data collection infrastructure and vessel connectivity) class notation.
DNV’s D-INF notation was created to assist in dealing with the challenge of the lack of standardisation often present in a vessel’s data infrastructure. The notation sets out specific requirements for the data collection set-up on board, including servers, data relay components and remote access, addressing the entire ship-to-shore communication framework.
“The pandemic, together with the drive to decarbonise, have triggered a renaissance in the maritime industry, as we see greater and deeper adoption of digital solutions to ensure safe, sustainable and efficient operations,” said Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV Maritime.
“The key to maximising the potential of these digital technologies and strategies is to enable companies to more easily build trust in them. One such solution is the adoption of our D-INF notation, which is a key element on the road to standardised infrastructure and effective digital transformation.”
“I thank COSCO, Kongsberg Digital and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for choosing DNV as their partner in their digital transformation journeys.”
DNV implemented the notation as part of Approval in Principle (AiP) projects – the first stage of formal type approval – granted to COSCO, SHI and Kongsberg.
The COSCO SHIPPING pilot formed part of a wider project with DNV to develop an onshore smart ship data management centre to aggregate data from a range of vessels across its fleet. The project with SHI focused on the infrastructure and data stream of its SVESSEL BIG system, while the Kongsberg pilot focused on its Vessel Insight service.
“We are pleased to be the first Korean shipbuilder to have received AiP from DNV for data infrastructure in compliance with the recent ISO standards. This standardisation lays the groundwork for improved operational efficiency and flexibility for ship operators while enhancing our competitiveness in the digitalisation market,” said Oh Sung-Il Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Sales Division from SHI.