CIMAC launches digitalisation strategy group


CIMAC has formed a digitalisation strategy group Photo: CIMACCIMAC has formed a digitalisation strategy group Photo: CIMAC



CIMAC, the global association of the Internal Combustion Machinery Industry, has announced the formation of a ‘Digitalisation Strategy Group’.

The new group wants to develop into the central discussion platform for digitisation in the maritime industry worldwide.

“We need a consolidated vision of how digitalisation of propulsion and power generation topics will contribute to the digitalisation of the maritime industry as a whole. Recognising that the important topic needs the industry’s attention and clarification, we are convinced that in the long run digitalisation will contribute to improved operational efficiencies and safety of the entire maritime logistics chain. The CIMAC Digitalisation Strategy Group is in no doubt a first step in this direction”, said Captain Eero Lehtovaara, head of regulatory affairs, ABB Marine & Ports, the designated chair of the group.

Rick Boom, director – marketing, Woodward, and CIMAC vice-president added, “Digitalisation is such an important topic to our industry, I’m pleased that CIMAC is taking a leading role to help provide a perspective in decision making to our members and all stakeholders on the topic.”

The kick-off meeting was attended by top management level participants from companies representing the engine manufacturer segment, component suppliers, classification societies, system integration solution providers, and universities. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the meeting was held online.

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