KONGSBERG and DNV GL team up for maritime digitalisation

Source: press release, 4 June 2019

Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO of DNV GL, with KONGSBERG President and CEO Geir Håøy
Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO of DNV GL, with KONGSBERG President and CEO Geir Håøy (photo: KONGSBERG)

DNV GL and KONGSBERG have signed a memorandum of understanding with the ambition to help bring about digitalisation of the maritime industry and greatly enhance customer benefit and ease.

In the maritime industry, digitalisation and the use of data will have a huge impact. There are a great number of providers offering digital solutions to the maritime industry, and ship owners would benefit from data infrastructure standardisation and access to business ecosystems connecting all relevant digital solutions or services. KONGSBERG and DNV GL have decades of knowledge, competence and technology in the maritime sector, and are now joining forces to offer shipping customers digital solutions which will optimise performance and allowing them to have more secure and sustainable operations.

“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 digitalisation. Together we have 350 years of experience, we have deep domain knowledge, and with this partnership we will enhance customer value,” says Geir Håøy, President and CEO of KONGSBERG.

KONGSBERG and DNV GL have developed complementary digital solutions through Kognifai and Veracity. Kognifai is tailor made for industrial digitalisation with a particular focus on 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.

“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,” says Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO, DNV GL.

The DNV GL and KONGSBERG partnership was announced the same week as KONGSBERG launched their new data infrastructure solution for vessels, Vessel Insight. Vessel Insight is a cost-efficient subscription-based service which enables customers to cost efficiently capture and aggregate quality data from their assets, and securely transfer them to the cloud.