Cetasol and Volvo Penta agree partnership

Swedish maritime software start-up Cetasol has signed a partnership with Volvo Penta to work together to deliver technologies in support of maritime sustainability.

The partnership aims to combine Volvo Penta’s broad expertise in marine technology with Cetasol’s fleet management systems, including its iHelm digital platform that provides eco-driving guidance for commercial vessels, predictive maintenance, and features such as path planning, speed recommendations, and reports based on vessel operation statistics.

The system consists of an onboard interface and cloud connectivity that utilises Artificial Intelligence (AI) to continuously find optimal operating parameters.

Since the introduction of iHelm, Cetasol has also developed a technology called Cetafuel, a virtual sensor that helps users to monitor fuel consumption in real-time.

“Cetasol is focusing on providing the maritime industry with intelligent solutions to improve sustainability. However, the change toward a more sustainable maritime industry can only happen if we work together. Collaboration is an essential element for this transition,” said Ethan Faghani, CEO and Founder of Cetasol.

Volvo Penta is a provider of a range of marine equipment, including integrated propulsion systems, auxiliary engines, generator sets and dynamic positioning systems.

“Creativity is needed within the marine industry to spark new ways to drive efficiency gains – already with today’s technologies. We aim to explore the potential in meeting operators jointly with Cetasol,” said Volvo Penta Director Marine Commercial, Jan-Willem Vissers.

“By leveraging our respective strengths, we can accelerate the implementation of smart solutions designed to meet operators’ needs. This is an opportunity that contributes to our overall efforts towards decarbonisation at sea.”

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