DNV GL and Kongsberg have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the ambition to help bring about the digitalization of the maritime industry and greatly enhance customer benefit and ease.
In a statement, the two companies said they will join forces to offer shipping customers digital solutions which will optimize performance and allow them to have more secure and sustainable operations.
They have developed complementary digital solutions through Kognifai and Veracity, the former being Kongsberg’s and the latter DNV GL’s.
Kognifai is tailor-made for industrial digitalization with a particular focus on the maritime industry. DNV GL’s Veracity is a market leading platform for digital assurance and class solutions. Bridging the two solutions will strengthen the quality of both infrastructures and enhance the number of value-adding solutions and services for customers while they stay in control of their data.
Geir Haoy, President and CEO, Kongsberg was quoted as saying: “KONGSBERG’s Kognifai and DNV GL’s Veracity will, combined, give customers access to platform capabilities and an ecosystem of value-enhancing services.
“This partnership will significantly enhance our customers’ opportunities for digitalization. Together we have 350 years of experience, we have deep domain knowledge, and with this partnership, we will enhance customer value.”
Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO, DNV GL, also commented: “In DNV GL we will develop our class services and other technical assurance services through increased collection and processing of the digital information being made available.
“Transparency and collaboration on the data value chain is a big challenge. The fear of losing competitive advantage through sharing of insights offered by data keeps the data in silos.
“But sharing should be encouraged and this is part of the intention behind secure, well-governed platforms like Veracity and Kognifai and the reason for collaborating to support the digital transformation of the maritime industry.”
The announcement comes in the same week as Kongsberg unveils Vessel Insight, a new data infrastructure solution for vessels.