MoU to advance maritime digitalisation


DNV GL - Maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen (l) and Juha Koskela, MD, ABB Marine & Ports Photo: DNV GLDNV GL – Maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen (l) and Juha Koskela, MD, ABB Marine & Ports Photo: DNV GL



DNV GL and ABB have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) to accelerate digitalisation in the maritime industry.

The MoU will see ABB and DNV GL work together on a ‘Digitalisation Roadmap’ to examine how the maritime industry can benefit from the greater availability of data, interconnectivity of systems, data analysis and new technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.

The signing was conducted remotely by Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, DNV GL – Maritime’s chief executive and Juha Koskela, managing director of ABB Marine & Ports. “The COVID-19 crisis has made us find a new way to carry out this signing, and even if we couldn’t meet in person, it is nevertheless a great pleasure to be working together,” said Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen.

“Today, electric, digital and connected technologies are driving innovation in the marine industry at an unprecedented pace,” said Juha Koskela. “Collaborating with DNV GL on the next steps in shipping’s digital journey, we look forward to opening up new opportunities for customers and empowering them to achieve increased gains in safety, efficiency and sustainability through digitalisation.”

A planned series of workshops will launch the development of the roadmap and see ABB and DNV GL unlock the benefits of digital technologies and data analytics that can help to develop and enhance new and existing products and services.

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